Sighting for May 9, 2019

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

Yarrow, ninebark, and mountain dandelions are in full bloom, but it was overcast all day which kept many of the butterflies from making an appearance. Only saw 7 species today. Most Painted Ladies were worn out, but a few appeared quite fresh.

  • Sara Orangetip 1
  • Acmon Blue 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 2
  • Variable Checkerspot 373
  • Painted Lady 36
  • Common Ringlet 79
  • Rural Skipper 2

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Ringlet

Sara Orangetip

Common Ringlet

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot