Sighting for March 4, 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sabal Palm Sanctuary
Cameron County, TX

The path toward the old butterfly garden had nice scattered patches of Verbena which attracted 100-200 individuals of more than 13 species (some “got away”). It was idyllic! As we began walking back we were horrified to see a huge mower come through eradicating the nectar sources along the trail! We indicated to Sabal Palm exactly what we thought of this. There were 20 times as many butterflies along the trail as was in their designated “butterfly garden”.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Checkered White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Dusky-blue Groundstreak 1
  • Phaon Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Carolina Satyr 6
  • White Checkered-Skipper common
  • Tropical Checkered-Skipper common
  • Fawn-spotted Skipper abundant
  • Clouded Skipper common
  • Fiery Skipper 15

Verbena on Sabal Palm Trail

Bordered Patch

Carolina Satyr

Fawn-spotted Skipper