Category Archives: Low Country Chapter

Low Country Chapter – Roxbury Park, May 23, 2015

This butterfly walk went from 9:30 until 12:30 under clear sky and warm temperatures. Ken Carman and Dennis Forsythe were our trip leaders. In attendance were: Tom Austin, Patricia Dennis,Brian Duncan, Daniela Duncan, Sally Dupree, Robin Griffeth, Judith Kramer, Elaine Mathis, Kathy Mayer, Kent MacDougal, Annie McIlhenny, Marion McKee, Irvin Pitts, Susan Tuppor, Ray Ward

Black Swallowtail 5 all fresh
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
Gray Hairstreak 1
Common Buckeye 5
Pearl Crescent 1
Red-spotted Purple 1
Horace’s Duskywing 11
Zarucco Duskywing 1
Fiery Skipper 1
Southern Broken-Dash 1 very worn
Salt Marsh Skipper 1


Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Ebird Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409

Low Country Chapter – Dixie Plantation Butterfly Walk – August 23, 2014

It seems the Lowcountry CBS had a successful butterfly walk this past Saturday,
August 23. Dixie Plantation is located in Hollywood, SC, and has gardens,
wooded paths, and is located against salt marsh. We walked between 9 and 11:30
AM, and the weather was sunny and got up to 94*F while walking.

17 observers saw the following:

13 Cloudless Sulphur
1 Common Buckeye
6 Gulf Fritillaries
7 Horace’s Dusky Wing
2 Carolina Satyr
2 Red Banded Hairstreaks
5 Sleepy Orange
1 Gray Hairstreak
2 Wild Indigo
1 Least Skipper
2 Black Swallowtail (Female)
1 Silver Spotted Skipper
1 Red Spotted Purple
1 Hackberry Emperor
1 Tiger Swallowtail

Amanda Szwarc

Low Country Chapter – Santee Delta WMA – May 31, 2014

Results of our field trip this morning:

Carolina Butterfly Society, Low Country Chapter
Field Trip on 31 May 2014 to Santee Delta WMA

9 attendees

Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Viceroy 1 possible – long distance look while in flight

Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Zarucco Duskywing 1
White Checkered-Skipper 2
Southern Skipperling 1
Fiery Skipper 1
Rare Skipper 20+
Broad-winged Skipper 30+
Duke’s Skipper 1

In addition, Dennis Forsythe and Brian Scholtens saw 1 Summer Azure along Hwy 17 near Buck Hall on the way to the field trip (while scouting some chinkapin).

Brian Scholtens