Sighting for September 29, 2019

Steven Rosenthal

Jones Beach State Park, Field 4 (central mall) and "Wild Play" theme park area
Nassau County, NY

90 minutes, high 70s, breezy. Ocola Skipper was at the exact spot i saw the Long-tailed Skipper about 10 days ago- purple salvia opposite 9/11 memorial. It came by twice from around 3-3:40 PM. American Coppers were on goldenrod at the east end of the “Wild play’ area, buckeyes were everywhere.

American Coppers were more numerous on goldenrods in the dunes at the west end of the park, which were visited earlier in the PM- typical this time of year.

  • Cabbage White common
  • Orange Sulphur common
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6+
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye common
  • Monarch common
  • Sachem 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1