Sighting for July 2, 2017

Venice Kelly

Caribou ranch open space.
Boulder County, CO

Caribou open space just opened for the season yesterday. It is only open from July through April. Habitat consists of meadows, woodlands and a creek runs through part of it. Lots of flowers. Grass skippers are noticeably absent this year so i was happy to see the Nevada skipper. i was there from 10 to noon. mostly sunny and about 75F.

  • Phoebus Parnassian 8
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Checkered White 3
  • Western White 1
  • Large Marble 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 25
  • Dotted Blue 5
  • Boisduval's Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Northern Checkerspot 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Ringlet 15
  • Common Alpine 1
  • Persius Duskywing 9
  • Nevada Skipper 1