Sighting for September 27, 2014

Jim Egbert

Plash Island And Mobile St. Gulf Shores AL
Baldwin County, AL

Over cast most of the day, but I did find another Palmetto Skipper. The Mobile Street cuts through a back beach area called a trough and ridge system. The ridges are part of an ancient parallel dunes system, and are high and dry; with the troughs being wet. The ridges have what you would expect in tertiary dunes, trees, and bushes; woody plants; but in the troughs, there is whole range of wetlands are found, from salt ,freshwater marsh ,wet/dry marsh ,and some that are only occasionally wet with the corresponding vegetation. If this area was a little warmer the troughs would be filled with mangrove.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gulf Fritillary 4
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Long-tailed Skipper common
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Byssus Skipper 1
  • Palatka Skipper 5
  • Dion Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper abundant