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Results of Eugene 4th of July Butterfly Count

July 5, 2015 (25th year)
Compiler: Donald Gudehus, NABA Eugene-Springfield
23 species found at six sites.
15 mile diameter circle is centered at 24th Ave. and Amazon Parkway, Eugene.
Sun: 80%-100%, Temperature: 77 to 95 deg., Wind: 0 to 10 mph


WE=West Eugene (Stewart Pond, Tsal Luk-Wah (Tsanchiifin) walk, Willow Creek loop trail (TNC), Ken R. Neilsen 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 0 0 0 7 0 7
    Western Tiger Swallowtail 43 11 2 21 15 9 101
    Pale Swallowtail 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
    Cabbage White 0 1 5 1 0 0 7
    Orange sulfur 41 2 20 9 0 0 72
    Great Copper 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
    Hedgerow Hairstreak 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Gray hairstreak 1 3 0 2 1 1 8
    Eastern Tailed-blue 20 3 33 2 0 0 58
    Spring Azure 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Acmon blue 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Field Crescent 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Painted lady 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
    Red admiral 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
    Lorquin's Admiral 0 0 1 3 8 0 12
    California Sister 0 3 0 2 1 3 9
    Ochre/Common Ringlet 17 2 0 2 2 1 24
    Common Wood-Nymph 93 13 2 21 2 6 137
    Monarch 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Common Checkered Skipper 14 1 0 0 0 0 15
    Sonoran Skipper 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Woodland Skipper 0 6 0 5 0 0 11
    Dun Skipper 9 0 0 8 6 0 15
    SUB-TOTAL 246 48 63 69 48 21 495
    White sp. 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Hesperiidae sp. 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Unknown sp. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    TOTAL 252 48 63 69 48 21 501

    Party hours on foot 6.25 2.33 0.75 0.75 3.0 1.0 14.08
    Party miles on foot 3.0 2.66 0.5 1.5 3.0 1.7 12.36
    Number of people in party 8 2 4 4 4 2 24

    Members of Group WE:    Rick Ahrens, Alison Center, Dennis Deal, Dan Van der Bruek, Jo von Hippel, Tom Reynolds, Joe Doerr, and Barbara Peck

    Members of Group BPS:    Lori Humphreys and Lois Hagen

    Members of Group SH-1:    Dave Hagen, Paul Burns, Cindy Burns, and Sean Burns

    Members of Group SH-2:    Dave Hagen, Paul Burns, Cindy Burns, and Sean Burns

    Members of Group SH-3:    Dave Hagen, Paul Burns, Cindy Burns, and Sean Burns

    Members of Group MPA:    Lori Humphreys and Lois Hagen



Page design: Donald Gudehus and Neil Björklund.

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