Sighting for June 11, 2022

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Alder Park plus a few surrounding streets in the neighborhood, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

I saw 38 white butterflies, all of which were flying too far away for me to identify. One of the Western Tiger Swallowtails was on the Zinnias I just planted in my yard. After lunch, I saw a Viceroy in the willow tree in my backyard, my 9th backyard butterfly species.

9:50-10:45, sunny, high 80’s

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Sandhill Skipper 1

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Sandhill Skipper