Sighting for August 2, 2022

Lucy Merrill-Hills

Portions of the West and East Colorow Trails, New Castle
Garfield County, CO

The nectar sources I saw along the trail today were knapweed, bindweed, alfalfa, Rubber rabbitbrush, sweet yellow clover and various grasses.

I saw two blue butterfly species I could not photograph or ID. One was teeny tiny, flying close to the ground and the other was heavily patterned below. I also got a quick look at a possible Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, which I hope to see again.

10AM-11:20AM, partly sunny, mid 70’s

  • Checkered White 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Field Crescent 1
  • Great Basin Wood-Nymph 12
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Woodland Skipper 4

Common Checkered-Skipper

Field Crescent

Woodland Skipper

Woodland Skipper

Great Basin Wood-Nymph