Sighting for May 6, 2012

Steven Rosenthal

Edgewood Preserve (Oak Brush Plains), Deer Park, NY
Suffolk County, NY

ca 2-5pm, overcast, then sunny. red admirals and ladies and duskywings carpeting the ground everywhere, especially anywhere with dirt/gravel/sand - on trails, and off, almost every step sent dozens scattering into the air, every autumn olive tree had dozens of butterflies nectaring.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1 worn
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2 very fresh
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 32
  • Spring Azure 1 worn
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark dozens
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady hundreds
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral thousands
  • Monarch 1 FOS
  • Zabulon Skipper 2 males