Durham Butterfly Count

by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Jeff's Butterfly Page | Jeff's Nature Page

Welcome to the Durham Butterfly Count information page. This survey is part of the North American Butterfly Association's (NABA) "Fourth of July" or Seasonal Butterfly Count program. The Durham Count was established in 1999 and has been conducted annually except in 2004 and 2012 when it was weathered out by tropical rain systems! Many other butterfly surveys take place across North Carolina. For a list of surveys and schedules, consult the Carolina Butterfly Society website.

We meet each year in the parking lot of the North Carolina Museum of Life & Science on Murray Ave in Durham. From there we divide into groups, pairing beginners with experienced butterfliers. We then set out to designated areas to survey the butterflies all day, reconvening back at the Museum in the late afternoon to compile our results. Many thanks to the Museum for allowing us use of their facilities!

The next Count will be Sunday August 20, 2017. Please contact me if you're interested at: jeffpippen9@gmail.com

For logistics information about joining us on the survey click here!


TALLY SHEET

Click here to download and print a tally sheet.

COUNT CIRCLE

Click here for Gazetteer version of the Durham Count Circle.
Click here for a different version of the Durham Count Circle. Thanks to Pete Harrell for creating this map!

MEDIA COVERAGE

News & Observer Announcement 2016
News & Observer Durham Butterfly Count Story 2007
News & Observer Durham Butterfly Count Photos 2007

PARTICIPANTS

Many thanks to all the leaders and participants over the years.
Here are a few photos from past Durham Butterfly Counts

RESULTS

Please contact me if you'd like an Excel file of the results.
DURHAM BUTTERFLY COUNT COMPILATION SUMMARY 									

Avg	Species				1999	2000	2001	2002	2003	2005	2006	2007	2008	2009	2010	2011	2013	2014	2015	2016				
8	Pipevine Swallowtail		2	8	7	12	8	4	18	6	22	8	4	7	3	4	5	11
3	Zebra Swallowtail						1		1	1		1	18		2		1	2
15	Black Swallowtail		12	36	15	35	12	9	18	11	15	9	2		26	13	8	9
405	Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	21	1380	44	708	218	132	608	158	62	65	697	63	982	24	300	1024
46	Spicebush Swallowtail		25	85	26	78	53	21	108	27	29	38	25	28	126	33	14	25
1	Checkered White				1										
10	Cabbage White			1	27	4	1	59	2	3	5	8	2	10	3	7	12	3	7
1	Great Southern White										1			
6	Clouded Sulphur			3	17	4	20				1	9	1	1					1
17	Orange Sulphur			26	24	18	41	1	19	13	7	12	18	15	3	43	2	13	9
139	Cloudless Sulphur		5	83	45	168	61	138	214	126	155	75	299	32	213	85	154	378
2	Little Yellow			2	1		1					3		3					1
191	Sleepy Orange			23	37	57	554	28	142	109	129	67	107	521	246	125	48	263	592
1	Harvester														1			2
2	Great Purple Hairstreak					2										1
3	Juniper Hairstreak		2	9		6	2			5	2		2	4	1		1	2
1	White M Hairstreak			1						1	2				1
25	Gray Hairstreak			12	16	4	110	8	32	19	19	25	16	40	26	26	17	12	13
10	Red-banded Hairstreak			16		12	2		3	37	16	1	7	13	2		3	3
149	Eastern Tailed-Blue		29	227	45	266	26	95	70	72	352	278	170	133	206	107	188	125
41	Summer Azure			7	137	42	100	15	38	6	11	12	39	32	1	91	62	34	29
8	American Snout			1	14	7	10	24	2	10	1	3	3	9	5	12	1	13	14
1	Gulf Fritillary											1			1	
111	Variegated Fritillary		54	52	29	628	10	59	359	72	76	50	67	69	156	9	31	57
5	Great Spangled Fritillary	1	9	1	9		1	4	4	3	8	9	8	4	1	11	5
56	Silvery Checkerspot			29		41	2	5	15	9	1	5	117	8	16		132	353
234	Pearl Crescent			44	828	20	479	241	96	85	216	171	107	205	181	226	99	235	512
2	Mourning Cloak												2			
17	Question Mark			5	42	11	3	75	3	8	15	10	16	17	5	43	3	4	12
7	Eastern Comma			2	25	3	3	12	6	4	5		8	5	4	8	4	1	10
9	American Lady			1	14	8	4	49	2	4	6	22	6	3	2	9	5		4
6	Painted Lady					2		1	20				1				5
22	Red Admiral			1	10	48	6	41	6	2	56	6	8	60	10	13	15	9	57
283	Common Buckeye			162	174	55	1236	252	168	256	100	253	229	639	175	131	66	353	270
55	Red-spotted Purple		4	280	11	32	55	50	32	46	8	58	37	35	105	21	30	68
20	Viceroy				5	31	22	9	21	21	29	52	21	18	26	12	26	3	7	9
19	Hackberry Emperor		7	20	22	10	19	4	22	37	18	16	12	23	33	12	5	46
17	Tawny Emporer				68	5	4	4	25	11	11		9	2	5	52	4	6	36
11	Northern Pearly-Eye		3	5	19	14		14	8	2	17	8	8	12	42	10	6	4
4	Appalachian Brown					8	1	7			2	11		3	4	1		3
6	Gemmed Satyr				25	2	4	2	2	10	12	2	6	6	5	6	1		7
178	Carolina Satyr			6	334	14	90	20	255	92	72	25	287	98	373	552	77	150	408
5	Common Wood-Nymph		1	5	5	3	3	3	3	1	10	8	4	1	9	9	4
52	Monarch				14	109	180	24	5	29	137	103	86	33	39	3	2	20	30	18
204	Silver-spotted Skipper		80	206	131	77	421	185	135	102	171	159	118	85	493	225	443	236
1	Long-tailed Skipper			1												1
10	Hoary Edge			24	25	13	18	8	3	5	6	10	14		3	6	11	5	2
4	Southern Cloudywing		5	7	12	5	3	1	1		3	2		1	4	2		2
1	Northern Cloudywing		2			1				1	1		2	1	1
4	Hayhurst's Scallopwing					3				2			6		
23	Horace's Duskywing		7	45	32	45	24	2	31	20	29	21	21	14	18	18	14	21
1	Zarucco Duskywing			3	1	3	1		1		1	1				1	1	1
5	Wild Indigo Duskywing		1	1	5	1	13	5	5	7	14	4	4	3	4	1	1	6
27	Com. Checkered-Skipper		6	41	8	31	17	16	28	31	33	46	61	75	7	3	13	11
3	Common Sootywing			3		7	11	2	1	1		4	1	2			4	1
27	Swarthy Skipper			2	36	8	10	11	29	16	6	8	22	95	18	51	17	67	33
46	Clouded Skipper			6	121	12	30	72	28	13	47	101	80	29	42	33	41	21	54
34	Least Skipper			9	51	3	39	13	29	40	59	42	46	13	15	102	5	35	39
243	Fiery Skipper			251	109	175	104	256	77	633	420	525	88	240	251	260	80	210	308
4	Tawny-edged Skipper			5			1	2	3		2	4		4			11	2
27	Crossline Skipper		17	29	7	18	5	51	92	18	16	45	25	31	21	5	33	13
45	Southern Broken-Dash		22	30	26	23	32	84	50	101	41	57	65	40	50	20	56	15
6	Northern Broken-Dash		2	9	9	7		5	5	3	1	9		15	3	1	4
46	Little Glassywing		56	18	21	25	13	75	34	30	32	42	33	142	71	41	74	21
798	Sachem				76	1838	478	2707	334	152	1389	640	713	412	599	2118	116	102	1003	83
6	Delaware Skipper		1	10	2	9	7	11	6	5	3	3	2	9	4	4	15	11
68	Zabulon Skipper			25	148	88	61	9	61	19	51	122	148	32	53	117	50	41	61
5	Dion Skipper						3	1	7	1	1		3	6	18			3	7
28	Dun Skipper			5	30	7	21	18	19	32	57	21	29	53	97	32	5	16	13
1	Eufala Skipper			1	2	1			1			1				1	
20	Ocola Skipper			16	8	2	56	38	39	16	1	10	1	2	3	12	24	57	32

8	butterfly sp.					3			21		5	3			
24	caterpillars			32	35	36	6	1	1	33	33	33		38	23	12			33
15	eggs										15					
2	chrysalids										2				

5	Total parties			3	6	6	6	3.5	5	6	5	6	6	5	6	6	6	6	6
30	Total party hours		15.5	42	36.5	41.8	20	21	39.5	28	31	28.75	27.5	28	31.5	29	29	31
46	Total party miles		53	110	136	77	24	53	56	65.5	23	18.75	16.5	16.5	17	24	24	26
1	Total garden watchers		0	1	1	1	2	1	1	1	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1

3839	Total Individuals:		1095	6955	1819	8035	2639	2315	4837	3050	3430	2795	4616	4540	4609	1433	4155	5096
125	Total Indiv per Party Hr	71	166	50	192	132	110	122	109	111	97	168	162	146	49	143	164
56	Total Species:			51	60	52	60	55	55	55	57	59	59	55	57	56	54	54	57

					1999	2000	2001	2002	2003	2005	2006	2007	2008	2009	2010	2011	2013	2014	2015	2016		

71	Total Species Diversity over all years
							

Thanks to everyone who has helped over the years!

Leader: Team 2016
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Carlson & Jarvis: Lori Carlson, John Jarvis
Cook: Will Cook, Mai Anh Ngo
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Tom Driscoll, Derek & Elissa Treuer
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Jeffrey Pippen, Byron Perry, Laura Hamon, Kati Moore
Mieszkalski: Kelly Mieszkalski
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2015
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Cook: Will Cook, Mai Anh Ngo
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Meg Millard
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Lynn Richardson, Ashley & Marshal Johnson-Prentice
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Lori Carlson, John Jarvis
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2014
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Owen McConnel
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Salman Abdulali
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Kelly Mieszkalski
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2013
Cook: Will Cook, John Mathew, Tracy Feldman, Yu-hsuan Liu, Fay-way Li
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Owen McConnel
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Gene Schepker, Carl Ganser, Jim Nottke, Sven Halling
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Max Nottke
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2011
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Cook: Will Cook, Irene Liu, Vrad Levering
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Roger Wellington
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Jean Still
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2010
Cook: Will Cook
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Meg Millard, Dorothy Pugh, Glashia O'Rourke
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Lynn Richardson, Salman Abdulali, Bud Webster
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Toni Rexrode
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2009
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Bonnie Forbes
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Lynn Richardson
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Meg Millard
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn, Ricky Davis
Stickney: Richard Stickney

Leader: Team 2008
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Allison Leidner, Clinton Jenkins, Jennifer Maher, Freddie-Jeanne Richard
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook, Carl Rothfels, Ted Gilliland, Dave & Marty Kastner, Jim Nottke
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Wendy Elliot, Bob & Nancy Baldwin
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Meg Millard, Cyndy Hummel, Owen McConnell
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn, Ricky Davis

Leader: Team 2007
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Allison Leidner, Toni Rexrode (with reporter Wade Rawlins and photographer John Rottet)
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook, Carl Rothfels
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Cyndy Hummel
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Meg Millard, Michael and David McCloy, Jim Nottke
Garden Watch at NCML&S: Richard Stickney

Leader: Team 2006
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Allison Leidner, Clinton Jenkins, Wendy Elliott, Barbara Beaman
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook, Roger Rittmaster, John Dole
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Bob & Nancy Baldwin, Roger Wellington, Karen Oberhauser, Charlie Cameron
Carter: Derb Carter & Merrill Lynch
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Sharne Tolfree, Meg Millard, Michael and David McCloy, Chad Shoen
Garden Watch at NCML&S: Richard Stickney

Leader: Team 2005
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Brian & Amy Counterman
Backstrom & Rittmaster: Parker Backstrom & Roger Rittmaster
Garden Watch at NCML&S: Richard Stickney

Leader: Team 2003
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Bonnie Forbes, Laura Smith, Lou Hatfield, Jill Kirkland
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Cook: Will Cook, Roger Rittmaster, Nicole Benda, Michael Durham
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Garden Watch: Janet Krakauer at her garden
Garden Watch: Roger Rittmaster at his garden in his yard late afternoon

Leader: Team 2002
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Bonnie Forbes
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand, Sandra Cavalieri, Derb Carter (in a.m.)
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Roger Rittmaster
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Laura Gardner
Cook: Will Cook
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Garden Watch at NCML&S: Richard Stickney, Paula LaPoint

Leader: Team 2001
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Roger Rittmaster, Toni Rexrode
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Janet Krakauer, Nancy Baldwin, Bob Baldwin, Charles Cameron
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Ruth Young, Donna Deal
Cook: Will Cook, Judy Murray
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn, Amanda Smith
Garden Watch at NCML&S: Paula LaPoint

Leader: Team 2000
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Toni Rexrode, Bonnie Forbes, Tom Hecker, Jim Nottke, Charles Cameron, Jim Shamp (Herald-Sun)
LeGrand (p.m. only): Harry LeGrand, Paul Bryant
Krakauer: Harry LeGrand (a.m. only), Paul Bryant (a.m. only), Tom Krakauer, Janet Krakauer, Dianne Witzell, Gale Meyer
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Phil Johnson, Roger Rittmaster, Jean Hutchins, Leslie Killeen, Ken Pugh
Cook: Will Cook, Judy Murray, Ginger Travis
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn (3:45 - 7:30pm)

Leader: Team 1999
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Sue Monohan
LeGrand: Harry LeGrand, Tom & Janet Krakauer, Mike Weissmann
Cook: Will Cook, Randy Emmitt, Phil Johnson



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