Sighting for April 28, 2021

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Bear Mt. park, including the summit and Doodletown trail
Rockland County, NY

Weather hazy sun & mild, 60’s-70’s F., with clouds on the increase for mid-afternoon visit. Some hill-topping activity among the butterflies at summit area. Numbers of Brown Elfins near their blueberry host-plants were likely higher than that given here. A possible Dreamy Duskywing also seen too-briefly (expected for area). 1 Cicindela sexguttata, the Six-spotted Tiger Beetle was noticed. Good wildflower diversity in bloom in limited areas at river-level, more so than on the higher elevation where plants were still in early stages of bloom.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6-8++
  • Brown Elfin 15+
  • Spring Azure few
  • Pearl Crescent 4+
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4-6+

Brown Elfin