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Buckeye butterfly 
N. Am. Butterfly Assoc.

Giant Swallowtail butterfly  

July 7, Skunk's Misery
Ann White, (519) 457-6586

July 20, Clear Creek
Heather Prangley (519) 869-6862(cell), (519) 676-3563

July 14, Rondeau Prov. Park
Emily Slavik, (519) 674-1774

Aug. 4, Pelee Island Butterfly Count
Kristyn Ferguson, 1-877-343-3532 x.222, kristyn.ferguson@natureconservancy.ca (please register in advance, either by contacting Kristyn or online at www.conservationvolunteers.ca)
Or contact Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149

Sat. Aug 10, Point Pelee Natíl. Park
Sarah Rupert, (519) 322-5700 x3323


2013 Windsor Butterfly Count

Gray Hairstreak image by Paul Pratt

Butterfly counts are carried out in a similar fashion to Christmas Bird Counts using a count circle fifteen miles (24 km) in diameter. Counts are sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). Windsor's count circle is centered on Walker Road one km. north of Highway 3 at Olympia Drive. It includes Windsor, LaSalle, the lower portion of the Canard River, McGregor, Maidstone and Tecumseh. Field observers pay a small fee to participate and attempt to identify and count every individual butterfly encountered.

For a list of over 300 butterflies and moths recorded at Ojibway see: Lepidoptera of Ojibway

Join us for our twenty-first count on Saturday, July 5, 2014.


The count this year was held on July 6. The Ojibway Prairie Complex received the majority of coverage. Sites visited by counters included Ojibway Park, Spring Garden Natural Area, Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve, Black Oak Heritage Park and the Brunet Park area of LaSalle. The count was hosted by the Ojibway Nature Centre and The Friends of Ojibway Prairie sponsored snacks and refreshments.

Twenty-seven counters tallied 52 species and 1,471 individual butterflies on July 6. Early summer species such as European and Hobomok Skippers were still present in low numbers and species represented by mid-summer broods were beginning to appear. Horace's Duskywing was a new species for our count. 74 species have been recorded over the past twenty butterfly counts.

Black Swallowtail 4, E. Tiger Swallowtail 9, Spicebush Swallowtail 3, Cabbage White 214, Clouded Sulphur 6, Orange Sulphur 7, Am. Copper 5, Coral Hairstreak 16, Acadian Ha. 10, Edwards' Ha. 25, Banded Ha. 8, E. Tailed-Blue 81, 'Summer'Azure 6, Great Spangled Fritillary 86, Aphrodite Fr. 1, Silvery Checkerspot 4, Pearl Crescent 32, N. Crescent 20, E. Comma 1, Mourning Cloak 11, Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 10, Common Buckeye 1, Red-spotted Admiral 3, Viceroy 4, N. Pearly-eye 9, Eyed Brown 23, Appalachian Brown 45, Little Wood-Satyr 281, Com. Wood-Nymph 161, Monarch 3 (low), Silver-spotted Skipper 44, S. Cloudywing 5, N. Cloudywing 21, Horace's Duskywing 1, Wild Indigo Duskywing. 11, Com. Sooty Wing 4, Least Sk. 12, European Sk. 33, Crossline Sk. 22, Long Dash 1, N. Broken-Dash 62, Little Glassywing 71, Delaware Sk. 37, Mulberry Wing 2, Hobomok Sk. 3, Broad-winged Sk. 1, Dion Sk. 2, Black Dash 16, Dun Sk. 7. Unidentified: crescent sp. 3, eyed brown sp. 3, grass-skipper sp. 12.  

Summary of Count Results, 1994 to 2012 (PDF file)

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