Sighting for December 2, 2016

Vicki DeLoach

Etowah River Park
Cherokee County, GA

It was 60o and sunny when we found 6 butterflies on Dec. 2 - mostly in the remaining wild asters and goldenrod. One flew across our path and disappeared, looking most like an American Snout. After a long, warm drought we’re now in a normal winter stretch of wet, cold days (yesterday’s high was in the 40’s) with a hard frost in the forecast, so I expect the 12/2 sightings to be the last of the season.

  • Gulf Fritillary 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Clouded Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Gulf Fritillary