Sighting for May 13, 2019

David H. Bartholomew

Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve
Santa Clara County, CA

11:15 to 5:15, muted sunshine was enough for a good show of butterflies, and the wildflowers are flourishing with the rain and cool weather we have been having.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Pale Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sara Orangetip 5
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Northern Checkerspot 18
  • Variable Checkerspot 236
  • Painted Lady 26
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Lorquin's Admiral 38
  • California Sister 2
  • Common Ringlet 32
  • Umber Skipper 8

California Sister

Lorquin's Admiral

Sara Orangetip

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Northern Checkerspot

Brown Elfin

Umber Skipper