Well, it looks like the end is near. Here in Sackville there are still a few dragonflies about, and I’m sure on warm afternoons there’s you’ll find the odd Clouded Sulphur kicking around, but the sixth and final season is all but history!
If you collected specimens or took photos this year now is the time to start assembling them for submission. Same is true if you have records that you have not yet submitted from previous years (the project was launched in 2010, but even older records are of interest). As always, specimens and printed photos can be mailed to the address below my signature. Digital photos can be submitted in a few ways, but the preferred route is eButterfly. If you have photographs and you are not sure how to submit them please get in touch.
If possible, please submit your records by January 31, 2016. If you have a large number of records and you know you can’t meet that deadline please let me know.
Over the past six field seasons the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas has been a huge success thanks to you! Thank you all for your contributions! Going forward I will continue to provide updates on atlas progress via emails (and you can rest assured this is not the last reminder to get your records in!).
Director – Maritimes Butterfly Atlas
Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
PO Box 6416, Sackville, NB E4L 1G6
PS: Some closure for the August 6th post. The Variegated Fritillary irruption failed to materialize. No additional Variegated Fritillary records have been submitted since I made that post.