Sighting for June 4, 2022

Lucy Merrill-Hills

No Name Trailhead, Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, CO

A friend was walking her dogs when she came upon an area loaded with butterflies, so she sent me a video. I hopped in my car and drove straight to the trail, counting over 200 puddling butterflies from 1-3PM. All of the Swallowtails and Fritillaries were very fresh. What a great first visit to this location!

Sunny, high 70’s, breezy

  • Anise Swallowtail 2
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Pale Swallowtail 3
  • Western White 3
  • Western Tailed-Blue abundant
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Silvery Blue 3
  • Melissa Blue 2
  • Boisduval's Blue 5
  • Edwards' Fritillary 1
  • Atlantis Fritillary 5
  • Field Crescent 1
  • California Tortoiseshell 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 10
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Rocky Mountain Duskywing abundant
  • Afranius Duskywing 3

puddling blues

puddling blues

Silvery Blue, Western Tailed-Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Atlantis Fritillary

Western Tailed-Blue

Anise Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing