Sighting for April 16, 2016

Tom Fiore

Hudson Highlands State Park, Mt. Taurus trails
Putnam County, NY

energetic hike over summit of Mt. Taurus in afternoon, high temp. near-70, light wind, no clouds until 5 pm, after night time lows near freezing. A bit too early for Brown Elfin at this site; 1 Falcate seen was a female; a mix of Azure types: as in lucia & marginata. Tiger Swallowtails extremely fresh in condition. Most every species was doing some late-day hill-topping, except for Cabbage White, only seen lower in this location. Not a lot of wildflowers up just yet in this site.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5+
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Spring Azure 6+
  • Mourning Cloak 7
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail