Sighting for August 11, 2020

Jeff Gesell

Trexler Nature Preserve
Lehigh County, PA

Partly Cloudy, humid, breezy, upper 80s. Wasn’t sure of this hike at first glance with overall lack of nectar sources…but it proved worthy with terrain diversity. Mix of highland milkweed prairie and steep woodland banks down to Jordan Creek…

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur abundant
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Monarch 67
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 17
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper common
  • Dun Skipper 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Red-banded Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Red-spotted Purple