Sighting for June 29, 2013

Rick Borchelt

DeCoursey Bridge Road and environs, Vienna
Dorchester County, MD

Very warm and humid, low 90’s F with mostly bright sunshine and light breeze. In the field mid-afternoon with Tom Stock and Beth Johnson. The area of DeCoursey Bridge Rd that was most productive is where the road crosses an extensive swamp area with abundant blooming Cephalanthus (buttonbush). Sightings include roadsides along other area roads as well just south of the Blackwater NWR.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Purple Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure common
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper abundant

Rare Skipper

Great Purple Hairstreak