Sighting for June 28, 2013

Conrad Vispo

Rhinebeck, Thompson-Mazarella Town Park
Dutchess County, NY

Old crop field adjacent to active field crops with standard old field flowers such as the likes of trefoil, white clover, knapweed, and fleabane. (Also numerous 17-year cicadas.) Abundances presented here are general for whole park, but specific counts were done in the different fields, and Meadow Frits exceeded 300 during one of the 40 min counts. See picture.

  • Black Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur common
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Hickory Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Great Spangled Fritillary common
  • Meadow Fritillary abundant
  • American Lady
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Silver-spotted Skipper
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Hobomok Skipper

Meadow Fritillary