Sighting for July 1, 2022

Lucy Merrill-Hills

The lower portions of the East and West Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

It was nice to see more wildflowers blooming today on these trails; some of the nectar sources I recognized were Sweet Yellow Clover, Milkweed, Knapweed, Thistle and bindweed. Two species flew by me on the trail; a Crescent, most likely a Pale or a Mylitta, as well as a Fritillary species.

10:15-12:15, sunny, breezy, high 80’s, elevation about 5600 feet.

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 5
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Juba Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Juba Skipper

Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Western Tiger Swallowtail