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2016 MBA newsletter

The 2016 MBA newsletter has been posted online. The 2015 results are also up in tabular format and mapped format. If you’d like a copy of your MBA observation in an Excel table let me know. And if you see … Continue reading

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Study of Canadian azures confirms that just one azure species occurs in the Maritimes

The azures have been a challenging for the Maritimes Butterfly Atlas (MBA) because there is (or at least was) uncertainty about just which species occur here. The most widely accepted classification was that three species occur here – Northern Spring … Continue reading

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Eastern Tailed-Blue: New for PEI!

Eastern Tailed-Blue is a species that has caused a lot of excitement during the MBA. Prior to the project this species was considered uncommon in the Maritimes, and the only records were from southwestern New Brunswick. The first couple years … Continue reading

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2015 field season coming to a close

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 … Continue reading

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A Variegated Fritillary irruption?

On the heals of Ron Wilson’s Variegated Fritillary in Nova Scotia, I found one today (August 5) on Grand Lake, near Minto, NB! Could these records be the beginning of an irruption? Only one way to find out – get … Continue reading

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A new butterfly for Nova Scotia!

Ron Wilson got a nice surprise in his yard in Berwick August 3rd – the first ever Nova Scotia record of Variegated Fritillary! This is a southern species that in most years colonizes much of the northern United States, the … Continue reading

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MBA updates

2014 Results mapped: The Google Maps have been updated. They now include all data submitted last year. Check them out here. The species-level maps and species lists for each square should all be correct, but there are some minor details … Continue reading

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