North American Butterfly Association
Shale Barrens in Mountains of Northern Maryland
Allegany County, MD
Our first trip was not successful due to roadside mowing but when we returned we looked for ‘Woodland Sunflowers’ on the mountainside in shale barren habitat. The first we spotted were at 9:30 but were 25-30 feet up on the mountain. By 10 when the sun really popped we had seen at least 15. It seemed there was one on every woodland sunflower! Temperature in the low 70’s.
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