Sighting for August 24, 2022

Karlo and Alison Mirth

James Peak Wilderness trailhead at East Portal
Gilpin County, CO

12:30 - 2:00, mostly cloudy and showers with brief sunny breaks.

We only knew about this place from Venice Kelly’s reports to the NABA Sightings site. So guess who we ran into - Venice Kelly! Venice, who was conducting a NABA survey, mentioned that she had seen a female Scudder’s Sulphur. She took us to the area where she had seen it but the rain started to come down hard, causing us to run back to our car. When the sun came out briefly a little later, we raced back to the spot and got it. The Scudder’s Sulphur has a very restricted range.

  • Scudder's Sulphur 1
  • Aphrodite Fritillary 2
  • Edwards' Fritillary 2
  • Mormon Fritillary 1
  • Green Comma 2
  • Hoary Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Green Comma

Scudder's Sulphur