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Postby serhiy popoff » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:48 am

This is a short an illustrated message how I set up muntain butterfly recording camp in our Ukrainin Carpathians at 18 February 2011

I would like to start five butterfly recording transects, one km long each accordingly to Pollard's walks approach.


It is on from the transects

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do;jsessionid ... eseuyijsik - Ukrainian
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=svxeweeseuyijsik - English

On the way to mountain village

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Building, garden, moving vields, mountains :)
Shambala or hidden swastik symbol on the vindow

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Bukovcevo-87 geodesic mapping 2011_01_29-27

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Video report at 19 February 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RCj8r_ykno

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Postby serhiy popoff » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:35 am

March 16, 2011 First butterflies on wings now, Gonepteryx rhamni, 2 males and female, one male Polygonia c-album feeding on dog manure registered. The air temperature was 15°C in shadow, sunny weather and warm spring in village next to my building. Seen also one moth species Gonospileia glyphica with day activity in mass.

Butterflies and animals fixed with mobile phone camera March, 16 2011

Polygonia c-album male

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Gonospileia glyphica in mass fixed

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Salamandra salamandra in near by stream

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Postby Mikhail » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:00 am

Hi Serhiy.

I think your moth is actually Archiearis parthenias, a day active species (Geometridae) that feeds as a larva on Birch (Betula pendula).

Misha

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Postby serhiy popoff » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:41 pm

Mikhail wrote:Hi Serhiy.

I think your moth is actually Archiearis parthenias, a day active species (Geometridae) that feeds as a larva on Birch (Betula pendula).

Misha


Yes, thank you. I check it today.

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Postby serhiy popoff » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:02 am

April finished soon.

Some impressive pictures on my mountain land done.

My cat Milka is very happy amongst of Anemone nemorosa flowers in spring apple garden

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A few days ago new transect was created there. Bukovcevo-6 looks like directly at http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=dtfxgzisclknbnjm

Beauteful Nymphalis antiopa on transect Bukovcevo-1 section No1 relax on sun

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Postby serhiy popoff » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:46 am

Winter 2011

Owervintering Inachis io cowshed room
http://piccy.info/code2/2466125/e0e260b ... e37dafc02/
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Bukovcevo-87, new butterfly recording centre building in Ukrainian Carpathians
http://piccy.info/code2/2466126/2883cab ... 3840bbab1/
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Apple garden and the building
http://piccy.info/code2/2466127/38b256a ... 1df17456e/
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Postby serhiy popoff » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:47 am

What the routine event on my Bukovcevo farmland in 2011?

Short photo gallery sotry
about bridge building at Potocky place in late 2011


Starting bridge building at September 2011

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http://piccy.info/code2/2466102/242dc3b ... 9866fb393/

Bridge building at November

http://piccy.info/code2/2466105/4e91907 ... ab47918f0/
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http://piccy.info/code2/2466106/abbde18 ... 8e2d35264/
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Bridge ready at 3rd December 2011

http://piccy.info/code2/2466107/207b198 ... 07a4fa37f/
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Test new bridge by river flood after Christmas 2011

http://piccy.info/code2/2466108/ebda920 ... d42c523b6/
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Test new bridge by Lada 2101 car

http://piccy.info/code2/2466109/7087c33 ... 92c9fdad8/
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Postby serhiy popoff » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:06 am

What the conference event in 2011 as the best time to met with colleagues was?

Butterfly report for Third Meeting of Butterfly Conservation Europe Partners in Laufen from 2-4 November 2011 Laufen/Salzach (ANL)

http://piccy.info/code2/2466129/e3a89a3 ... 1e2d02ba9/
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Power Point presentation directly at
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5sext ... E3NTQxMTI2

Also on Butterfly Conservation Europe webpage the PDF report publeshed as well

To find more details, please consult BCE website

where you can find all presentations, from BCE board members and from all participating partners :)

http://www.bc-europe.org/subcategory.as ... bCatID=145 - please click "Ukraine"

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Postby Pete Eeles » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:12 am

Thanks for sharing Sergey. You live in a very beautiful part of the world and I do enjoy reading your diary and absorbing the photos!

Cheers,

- Pete

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Postby David M » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:16 pm

Yes, this is most interesting and thanks very much for providing the links. I managed to find a very useful site relating to French butterflies by navigating my way around:

http://www.lepido-france.fr/2011/03/ste ... ilan-2010/

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Postby serhiy popoff » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:57 am

Here is a rank list with number of calculated butterfly adults for six Bukovcevo transects in 2011.
Database DBF file programming in FoxPro environment used.

Genus Species Summ

Aphantopus hyperantus 1236
Pieris napi 923
Maniola jurtina 846
Gonepteryx rhamni 640
Mellicta athalia 495
Fabriciana adippe 421
Inachis io 400
Leptidea sinapis 373
Araschnia levana 364
Thymelicus sylvestris 354
Plebejus argus 276
Pieris rapae 249
Mesoacidalia aglaja 236
Pararge aegeria 220
Polyommatus icarus 188
Argynnis paphia 179
Minois dryas 171
Erebia ligea 160
Melanargia galathea 142
Leptidea morsei 136
Heodes virgaureae 132
Ochlodes venatus 128
Erebia medusa 126
Polygonia c-album 125
Erynnis tages 115
Clossiana selene 101
Cupido minimus 84
Everes argiades 82
Celastrina argiolus 74
Apatura ilia 59
Apatura iris 53
Brenthis ino 51
Cyaniris semiargus 47
Vanessa atalanta 42
Neptis sappho 37
Cynthia cardui 36
Pieris brassicae 33
Heodes alciphron 32
Nymphalis antiopa 29
Callophrys rubi 25
Coenonympha pamphilus 22
Heodes tityrus 21
Coenonympha glycerion 20
Pyrgus malvae 17
Anthocharis cardamines 15
Carterocephalus palaemon 15
Issoria lathonia 14
Iphiclides podalirius 12
Parnassius mnemosyne 11
Hesperia comma 10
Palaeochrysophanus hippothoe 9
Hyponephele lycaon 9
Papilio machaon 9
Argyronome laodice 8
Lycaena dispar 7
Aglais urticae 7
Brenthis daphne 6
Clossiana euphrosyne 6
Pyrgus alveus 5
Colias hyale 5
Maculinea arion 4
Pieris bryoniae 4
Clossiana dia 4
Nymphalis polychloros 4
Lycaeides idas 2

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Postby serhiy popoff » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:27 am

I can not believe! Today one year cycle finished.

Here is still some snow around, but some open patches of an old grassland appears on southern slopes.

The same date as year ago Archiearis parthenias on wet ground next to my building appears 16 March 2012.

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The temperature outside is +8°C.

Have successfull start of the season 2012

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Postby serhiy popoff » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:55 am

Please read the next record :)
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Postby serhiy popoff » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:58 am

April 6th, 2012 is the first walk in the West Ukraine BMS.

Remember the temperature was +18°C, sunny, a little bit cloudy, south west wind, 2d by Buffort scale. Six transects in Bukovcevo done.

From PrimaVera flowers most impressed Daphne mezereum was

_Daphne mezereum Bukovcevo-2 S4 2012_04_06-1 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857217/11fc9bf ... f2ee2b161/
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Four butterfly species recorded. All are overwintered adults.

antiopa Bukovcevo-6 S1 2012_04_06-4 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857162/6dbab3f ... 079a1d4e8/
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io Bukovcevo-6 S14 2012_04_06-1 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857167/ad8024f ... 62649c901/
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c-album Bukovcevo-5 S1 2012_04_06-1 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857187/3199c52 ... a93ef3f01/
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My dream coming true. Gonepteryx rhamni visited for feeding on Tussilago farfara flower. There are a lot of flower fields, but it visits only alone one in deep woodland.

rhamni Bukovcevo-3 S18 2012_04_06-10 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857192/c2c55bb ... 2eb87bfcb/
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Very pleasant morning songs as the same evening from Sturnus vulgaris bird

_Sturnus vulgaris Bukovcevo-5 S1 2012_04_06-04 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857114/26c1bc8 ... 066860339/
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Here still survived an old (1700) wooden church, dinging time to time

wooden church Bukovcevo vill 2012_04_06-01 sm
http://piccy.info/code2/2857139/3f7c02b ... b672593d5/
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Fresh videos from this day will be available soon directly at
Alexanor's CFSI youtybe page

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... ature=plcp

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Postby The Annoying Czech » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:53 am

Haha, our church is similar :D

Regarding that Large Blue (Maculinea arion) mentioned in your mapping, do you have a dying colony in there or is the pasture so intense?

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Postby serhiy popoff » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:10 am

The Annoying Czech wrote:Haha, our church is similar :D

Regarding that Large Blue (Maculinea arion) mentioned in your mapping, do you have a dying colony in there or is the pasture so intense?


Yes. your wooden churches (kostelik iz dreva) is similar, because it is one culture of one "MAGNA RUTHENIA", Rusiny or Slavish ancient country :D
More info in Russian directly at http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/2673728/post80184770/

Still not busy with "dying colony", only study environment of the Large Blue and other endangered European species. The conditions is good for the population, to prevent scrub overgrow locals burn dry grass every spring time. "Grass burning" is not my philosophy, I prefer moving to manage and save open butterfly habitats.

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Postby MikeOxon » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:47 am

serhiy popoff wrote:More info in Russian directly at http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/2673728/post80184770/

It is always good to learn more about such places (with the help of Google Translate!) I am pleased to see that some ancient buildings like this have survived through all the bad times of the 20th century.

Gonepteryx rhamni is always a welcome indication of spring of here in UK but, alas, we very rarely see Nymphalis antiopa.

Mike

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Postby serhiy popoff » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:50 am

There are SD videos for every transect in Bukovcevo, walk at 6th April 2012
video Bukovcevo-1 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B13o0w1tUqA

video Bukovcevo-2 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXWpf75U93Q

video Bukovcevo-3 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSp_9pp8X0s

video Bukovcevo-4 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECag0CaS_Lo

video Bukovcevo-5 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDNB4_sdl0g

video Bukovcevo-6 S1-2 2012_04_06.AVI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdoclcAdwS8

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Postby serhiy popoff » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:28 am

MikeOxon wrote:Gonepteryx rhamni is always a welcome indication of spring of here in UK but, alas, we very rarely see Nymphalis antiopa.
Mike


For the complete scheme walks, last year 29 adults Nymphalis antiopa was recorded. For Gonepteryx rhamni 640 adults was recorded.
Rank list for 2011 reference here viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4934&p=58197#p55404
These are well known here woodland indicators as well.


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