Sighting for June 21, 2013

Mara Meisel

Big Meadows
Madison County, VA

We were surpised and elated to come accross our very first Baltimore Checkerspots ever on June 21 at the vernal pond in the central wetland of the Big Meadow in Shenandoah National Park. These two were siphoning nutrients from the damp mud. So cool! Observed by Mara Meisel and Rick Frederick.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure
  • Appalachian Azure
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Baltimore Checkerspot
  • Northern Pearly-eye
  • Little Wood-Satyr
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Indian Skipper
  • Hobomok Skipper

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