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Results of Eugene 4th of July Butterfly Count

July 7, 2013 (23rd year)
Compiler: Donald Gudehus, NABA Eugene-Springfield
22 species found at six sites.
15 mile diameter circle is centered at 24th Ave. and Amazon Parkway, Eugene.
Sun: 100%, Temperature: 70 to 80 deg., Wind: 0 to 15 mph


WE=West Eugene (Willow Creek loop trail, Tsal Luk-Wah (Tsanchiifin) wetland, east of Red House to Isabella St., Ken Nielson Rd. milkweed patch)
BPS = Buford Park South (east and south of Arboretum - southeast trailhead to Willamette River via trails 2, 3, 5. Buckbrush Creek/trail 56 to trail 6 to kiosk.)
SH-1 = Amazon Park
SH-2 = South Eugene Meadows (powerline)
SH-3 = South Hills (Spencer Butte)
MPA = Mt. Pisgah Arboretum (Riverbank Trail, Meadow Rd., Water Garden Trail, Pond Lily Trail, Quarry Rd. Trail (Trail 5), S. Boundary Trail, Plateau Trail, Trail 3, Creek Trail)
     Species
    WE
    BPS
    SH-1
    SH-2
    SH-3
    MPA
    Total of Sites
    Anise Swallowtail 0 1 0 0 6 0 7
    Western Tiger Swallowtail 5 0 0 4 3 1 13
    Cabbage White 1 1 4 0 0 0 6
    Orange sulfur 5 1 1 0 0 0 7
    Hedgerow Hairstreak 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Gray hairstreak 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
    Eastern Tailed-blue 11 3 23 2 0 0 39
    Spring Azure 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
    Field Crescent 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Mylitta Crescent 4 1 0 7 3 0 15
    Satyr Comma 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
    California Tortoiseshell 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Painted lady 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
    Red admiral 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Lorquin's Admiral 0 0 0 3 13 0 16
    California Sister 0 0 0 2 0 1 3
    Ochre/Common Ringlet 10 5 2 4 1 1 23
    Common Wood-Nymph 80 115 16 86 13 43 353
    Propertius Duskywing 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Sonoran Skipper 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
    Woodland Skipper 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
    Dun Skipper 2 0 0 8 6 0 16
    SUB-TOTAL 118 131 48 117 59 48 521
    White sp. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Blue sp. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Small orange sp. 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Polygonia/Vanessa sp. 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    TOTAL 118 133 48 117 59 50 525

    Party hours on foot 3 3.5 0.5 1.5 3 3 14.5
    Party miles on foot 3.0 3.5 0.5 1.5 3.0 2.9 14.4
    Number of people in party 6 2 3 3 3 3 20

    Members of Group WE:    Jim Mitchell, Cathy Irwin, Bart Carroll, Kim Carroll, Lorraine Hanley, and Beth Weintraub

    Members of Group BPS:    Lori Humphreys and Karen McComb

    Members of Group SH-1:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, and Phil Henderson

    Members of Group SH-2:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, and Phil Henderson

    Members of Group SH-3:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, and Phil Henderson

    Members of Group MPA:   Donald Gudehus, Roberta Chord, and Chyanne Edwards



Page design: Donald Gudehus and Neil Björklund.

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