Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)

Howard County Butterfly News

by Linda Hunt

November Sightings

Jim Wilkinson, Clayton Koonce, Kathy Litzinger, or possibly Kurt Schwarz (??), will probably get the award for seeing the last butterfly of 2017. All three have November sightings of Cloudless Sulphur and Monarch. Also note the Clouded Skipper (Jim W. at Elkhorn), Ocola (Linda at Elkhorn), Sleepy Orange (Jim W. at Mt. Pleasant) and Comma (Kathy L.) in our November 1-6 sightings list below. The Monarch and Painted Lady migration has, fortunately, mostly passed us.

  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 13
  • Sachem 8
  • Ocola 1
  • Cabbage White 53
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 23
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 29
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 9

Call for Pictures:

Thanks to everyone for sharing all your butterfly pictures this season. Howard County is blessed with photographers. I would like to share some of your pictures during the social time (7:00-7:30) before the December 14, Howard County Bird Club meeting. I have tried to save some from your emails. However, I would prefer that you choose which pictures you would like to share. They do not need to be "professional" or of rare species, just the ones that you find the most interesting or enjoyable.