Sighting for April 18, 2016

Tom Fiore, Kristine Wallstrom

Kakiat Park - abutting Harriman State Park
Rockland County, NY

Hike up from Ramapo river to high ridge in Harriman SP. Temp. to 80F., low humidity. About 3-4 hrs. of looking. A good find was Compton Tortoiseshell, in a traditional area for it; the individual seen was going for sap in a big wild black cherry tree. 2 Gray Hairstreaks were a modest surprise. Flora still in early spring stages.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 15+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Compton Tortoiseshell 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Falcate Orangetip

Gray Hairstreak

Compton Tortoiseshell

Juvenal's Duskywing