Sighting for June 7, 2022

Ronald Hedden

Tibbits State Forest - power line cutting
Rensselaer County, NY

This power line cutting provides a strip of xeric habitat in the middle of an otherwise moist eastern hardwood forest. Besides butterflies, nesting Prairie Warblers were in the area today. Parking access is from a well-concealed dirt road just past the Hoosac School on Pine Valley Rd. The access road has deep ruts and is not suitable for parking after rain.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silvery Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent abundant
  • Northern Crescent common
  • American Lady 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr common
  • Common Ringlet common
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing common
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Hobomok Skipper

Indian Skipper

Silvery Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Lady

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

Common Ringlet

American Copper

Common Ringlet