Sighting for May 31, 2019

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Ward Pound Ridge County Park, Cross River
Westchester County, NY

Harris’ Checkerspot were seen, however the limited area where they occur is very overgrown compared with past seasons, and was also very wet on this visit. If the area is not somewhat cleared of shrubby growth, the Harris’ may be diminished unless there is more of their host plant available somewhere nearby.
Those seen were all males & were actively patrolling in our rather brief visit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Harris' Checkerspot 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Ringlet 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3