Sighting for January 22, 2015

Ron Smith

Fort De Soto Park (east end of East Beach Woods)
Pinellas County, FL

Sue Tavaglione, a Pinellas birder and photographer, was at the east end of the East Beach Woods area of Fort De Soto Park when she spotted a hammock skipper at the edge of a section of mangroves. As far as I can tell, from researching it and talking with two area experts, it is the first Pinellas County documented record (perhaps the northern most Florida record?). We’ll watch this site for other hammock skippers as the year progresses.

  • Hammock Skipper 1

Hammock Skipper