Sighting for February 14, 2021

Amelia Grimm & Leigh Williams

Key Deer NWR pine rocklands & transitional wetlands on Big Pine Key
Monroe County, FL

This survey included the recent burn area east of the Blue Hole & the small “pollinator garden” at the Jack Watson trailhead with nectar plants Wild Sage, Cocoplum, Bay Cedar, Blue Porterweed, & Blackbead. Yellowtops were the only nectar source along the wetlands trail.

  • Large Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Pygmy-Blue 31
  • Gulf Fritillary 1
  • Mangrove Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Florida Duskywing 21
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Southern Broken-Dash 3
  • Obscure Skipper 12

Mangrove Buckeye

Southern Broken-Dash

Eastern Pygmy-Blue

Florida Duskywing