Hi - Had a very good day at Pettigrew on Saturday June 18 despite the
overcast and with only two of us counting. Butterfly numbers were much
lower than usual and button bush was just starting to bloom However
white clover, red clover, pickerel weed and verbena were in bloom and we
good diversity. Isolated patches of pickerel weed in the canals would
have 10 - 20 or more zebra swallowtails - what an awesome site. We
ended up with 34 species including one weird satyr - will send a photo
out from home for input. Had two prominent spots on ventral side of hind
wing and no spots on ventral side of fore wing. When seen in flight
thought it was Carolina or Little Wood. Could not make out any spots on
dorsal side of wings. At any rate I'll post a full list later when I
compile the totals. Thanks to John Taggart for driving down to help.
Have a good day.
Weymouth Woods SNP
Southern Pines, NC
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