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 other surveys and schedules, consult the Carolina Butterfly Society website.



WHEN: Sunday August 16, 2020

WHERE: Fews Ford Picnic area of Eno Rivers State Park (6101 Cole Mill Rd. in Durham). The picnic area and parking are all the way to the end of the road once you enter the park.

HOW: 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 state park picnic area at 5pm to compile our results and swap stories from the field.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Bring binoculars, food, and water!! Fast food restaurants may or may not be available, depending on your coverage area, so I encourage participants to pack their own snacks, a lunch, and LOTS of beverages as it's usually pretty hot & humid outside this time of year. And I always recommend hiking boots, long pants, a hat, sunscreen and binoculars. Note that there is a mandatory $3 per person fee to participate (levied by and forwarded to NABA for printing/compiling costs).

CONTACT: Please contact me if you're interested at: jeffpippen9@gmail.com

Click here for the promo announcement

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.

PHOTOS

Click here to see photos from past counts

TRENDS


RESULTS

Please contact me if you'd like an Excel file of the results.

DURHAM BUTTERFLY COUNT COMPILATION SUMMARY
Note, Avg refers to average number of individuals found when the species is present; zero values are not accounted for. For example, Great Southern White has only ever been recorded once.
Avg	Species								
10	Pipevine Swallowtail		
3	Zebra Swallowtail		
14	Black Swallowtail		
384	Eastern Tiger Swallowtail	
50	Spicebush Swallowtail		

1	Checkered White			
9	Cabbage White		
1	Great Southern White										
6	Clouded Sulphur			
14	Orange Sulphur			
171	Cloudless Sulphur		
7	Little Yellow			
216	Sleepy Orange			

2	Harvester										
2	Great Purple Hairstreak				
3	Juniper Hairstreak		
1	White M Hairstreak			
24	Gray Hairstreak			
8	Red-banded Hairstreak			
152	Eastern Tailed-Blue		
44	Summer Azure			

8	American Snout			
1	Gulf Fritillary											
113	Variegated Fritillary		
5	Great Spangled Fritillary	
52	Silvery Checkerspot			
224	Pearl Crescent			
2	Mourning Cloak											
16	Question Mark			
7	Eastern Comma			
8	American Lady			
5	Painted Lady					
23	Red Admiral			
272	Common Buckeye			
57	Red-spotted Purple		
17	Viceroy				
21	Hackberry Emperor		
17	Tawny Emporer				
11	Northern Pearly-Eye		
4	Appalachian Brown					
6	Gemmed Satyr				
214	Carolina Satyr			
4	Common Wood-Nymph		
51	Monarch				

216	Silver-spotted Skipper		
1	Long-tailed Skipper										
9	Hoary Edge			
4	Southern Cloudywing		
1	Northern Cloudywing		
4	Hayhurst's Scallopwing						
24	Horace's Duskywing		
1	Zarucco Duskywing			
5	Wild Indigo Duskywing		
28	Com. Checkered-Skipper		
3	Common Sootywing			
23	Swarthy Skipper			
53	Clouded Skipper			
32	Least Skipper			
220	Fiery Skipper			
3	Tawny-edged Skipper			
24	Crossline Skipper		
39	Southern Broken-Dash		
5	Northern Broken-Dash		
44	Little Glassywing		
695	Sachem				
6	Delaware Skipper		
66	Zabulon Skipper			
5	Dion Skipper						
29	Dun Skipper			
1	Eufala Skipper			
25	Ocola Skipper			
1	Brazilian Skipper

3777	Total Individuals	
120	Total Indiv per Party Hr	
72	Total Species Diversity over all years		

		

							

Thanks to everyone who has helped over the years!

Leader: Team 2019
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Carlson & Jarvis: Lori Carlson, John Jarvis
Cook: Will Cook
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, David McCloy
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer, Lynn Richardson Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Isaac Henrion, Fred Myers
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2018
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn, Nancy Odonnel, Edie Bridge
Cook: Will Cook
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt
Krakauer: Tom Krakauer
Jarvis: John Jarvis
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Matthew Nielson
Stickney: Richard Stickney


Leader: Team 2017
Bockhahn: Brian Bockhahn
Carlson & Jarvis: Lori Carlson, John Jarvis
Cook: Will Cook, John Connors, Salman Abulali
Emmitt: Randy Emmitt, Barbara Driscoll
Pippen: Jeffrey Pippen, Donna Deal, Elizabeth Moore, Kati Moore, Matthew Nielson
Stickney: Richard Stickney


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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