We first produced this field guide last summer as a limited run as we got feedback and ideas for improvement and took a little more time to track down more species.
Those ideas and additional species have been added and this latest edition is hot off the press!
This Guide provides photos and identification tips for 63 of the 85 species of butterflies documented in Loudoun County and contains all of the species typically found on our Annual Loudoun County Butterfly Count .
In addition to identification tips and over 130 color photos, the guide provides species-specific information such as:
– Host plants
– Favorite nectar plants
– Overwintering strategies
– Flight times
– Butterfly abundance (common, rare, etc.)
Giving to the Community – Matching Program: Your purchase of the Guide helps us give it away for free! For every copy of the Guide you buy, we will donate a copy for use in environmental education programs.
Publication of this guide was made possible by a generous donation from TRIP II, The Dulles Greenway.