Sighting for July 21, 2012

Henry Kindervatter

Tinicum County Park
Bucks County, PA

As part of the NABA-Audubon Butterfly Count for the newly-created Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve count circle, I surveyed this area for 1½ hours. This was the fourth and final area of the day and a real treat! I entered the park adjacent to the old barn and parked at the back, near the Delaware-Lackawanna Canal. I followed the canal tow path south until I encountered a field full of Daisy fleabane, the dominant nectar source ( 40°30’13.02”N, 75° 4’18.13”W). Several other nectar sources were observed - Milkweed & Dogbane were not in bloom, but Queen Anne’s Lace, the tall White Clover, Bull Thistle were all blooming.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 200
  • Clouded Sulphur 15
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail