Sighting for June 27, 2019

Steven Rosenthal, Steve Walter

Hempstead Plains prairie preserve, Uniondale NY
Nassau County, NY

Highlights of our ongoing survey of this property- two new species for this site; hot and breezy 90 degrees. Buckeye continues, and was the commonest butterfly today, 10 or more seen at the main parcel (“Parcel A”). The northern broken dashes were at Parcel A (2) and Parcel D (2). All hairstreaks at Parcel A, where milkweed was not yet in full bloom; 1 seen nectaring on daisy fleabane.

  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Common Buckeye 10+
  • Northern Broken-Dash 4

Coral Hairstreak