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Results of Eugene 4th of July Butterfly Count

July 6, 2014 (24th year)
Compiler: Donald Gudehus, NABA Eugene-Springfield
25 species found at seven sites.
15 mile diameter circle is centered at 24th Ave. and Amazon Parkway, Eugene.
Sun: 100%, Temperature: 70 to 90 deg., Wind: 0 to 10 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 35, Creek Trails)
WIR = Wild Iris Ridge
     Species
    WE
    BPS
    SH-1
    SH-2
    SH-3
    MPA
    WIR
    Total of Sites
    Anise Swallowtail 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 12
    Western Tiger Swallowtail 9 2 4 6 15 7 0 43
    Pale Swallowtail 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 6
    Cabbage White 0 4 1 4 1 2 2 14
    Orange sulfur 24 3 10 0 0 0 1 38
    Great Copper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Hedgerow Hairstreak 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Gray hairstreak 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
    Eastern Tailed-blue 4 2 29 1 0 0 0 36
    Spring Azure 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 7
    Great spangled fritillary 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Field Crescent 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
    Mylitta Crescent 10 10 0 14 4 1 2 41
    Satyr Comma 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4
    Painted lady 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 8
    Red admiral 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Common Buckeye 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lorquin's Admiral 4 2 2 6 8 1 0 23
    California Sister 0 4 0 3 2 4 1 14
    Ochre/Common Ringlet 16 3 0 9 0 1 0 29
    Common Wood-Nymph 74 24 7 4 2 24 2 137
    Propertius Duskywing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Common Checkered Skipper 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sonoran Skipper 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
    Dun Skipper 10 1 0 1 4 0 0 16
    SUB-TOTAL 163 62 54 50 69 40 9 447
    Papilio sp. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Blue sp. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
    Speyeria sp. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Small orange sp. 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
    Limenitis/Adelpha sp. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
    Erynnis sp. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    TOTAL 171 62 54 50 69 47 9 462

    Party hours on foot 3 3.5 0.5 1.0 3.25 3 0.75 15.0
    Party miles on foot 3.0 2.5 0.5 1.5 3.0 2.9 0.7 14.1
    Number of people in party 10 3 5 5 5 4 1 33

    Members of Group WE:    Rick Ahrens, Alison Center, Bonnie Richman, Heidi Holcomb, Stephen Adams, Brennan Adams (10 y.), Faolazi Adams (7 y.), Cynthia Orlando, Julia Siporin, and Jo von Hippel

    Members of Group BPS:    Lori Humphreys, Linda Gilbert, and Hope Crandall

    Members of Group SH-1:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, Suzanne Ortiz, John Criscitiello, and Harold Brennan

    Members of Group SH-2:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, Suzanne Ortiz, John Criscitiello, and Harold Brennan

    Members of Group SH-3:   Dave Hagen, Lois Hagen, Suzanne Ortiz, John Criscitiello, and Harold Brennan

    Members of Group MPA:   Donald Gudehus, Roberta Chord, Chyanne Edwards, Linda Cummens, and Nancy Houlding

    Members of Group WIR:   Lori Humphreys



Page design: Donald Gudehus and Neil Björklund.

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