Trip Reports – 2012

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Southern Mountains, April 28-29, 2012


We had 13 participants on Saturday, and 9 on Sunday. Many thanks to Dennis Burnette for planning the trip. Thanks also to all those ( 8 were photographers!) attending: Salman Abdulali; Dennis, Lynn, and Alisha Burnette; Sven and Ann Halling; Doug Johnston; Judy Mattox; Janie Owens; Sue Perry; Vin Stanton; Bud Webster; Ruth Young. The list below is in Haywood County unless otherwise indicated. Some of the 36 species seen in Haywood were also seen in Buncombe, but those all are common species, so not listed separately. The 3 species seen near Max Patch mountain are noted as Madison county. Six new species were seen in Buncombe. If only one or two seen, those numbers noted. If many seen, estimates given. Those in the group who want to correct my estimates, please feel free to do so.

As I had 24+ Red Admirals on the top half of my road on Friday, the numbers of this species for the wkend. is not surprising.

We had 72 birds for the wkend, with the best sightings a pair of Golden-winged Warblers and several Least Flycatchers. Best heard bird was a possible to probable Connecticut warbler. Sixteen warblers total. Most just heard.

We also had 10 dragonflies, the best a pair of Uhler’s Sundragons.

Species list and photo ID as corrected by Salman Abdulali 9/29/12

Pipevine ST – several
Zebra ST – 1         Madison
Spicebush ST – several
E. Tiger ST – several
Cabbage White – few
Clouded Sulphur – 2
Orange Sulphur – several
Cloudless Sulphur – few
Sleepy Orange – 1
AM.COPPER – 2         Madison
Red-banded Hairstreak – 5
Eastern Tailed Blue – several
Spring Azure – 1
Summer Azure – few         Buncombe
Am. Snout – 1
GULF FRITILLARY – 1         Buncombe
Variegated Frit – 3
MEADOW Frit – several         Madison
Pearl Crescent – many
Question Mark – many
Mourning Cloak – 2
Red Admiral – 100+
American Lady – few
C. Buckeye – 1         Buncombe
Red-spotted Purple – 3
Carolina Satyr – less than 5
Little Wood-Satyr – 1         Buncombe
Monarch – 1
Silver-spotted Skipper – few
Northern Cloudywing – 2
Dreamy Duskywing – several
Horace Duskywing – 1
Juvenal’s Duskywing – several
Wild Indigo Duskywing – 2
Clouded Skipper – 1
Least Skipper – 1
Sachem – few         Buncombe
HOBOMOK Skipper – 1
Zabulon Skipper – several
Dun Skipper – 2
Northern Crescent – 1
Common Sootywing – 1         Buncombe

Gail Lankford
Buncombe County

Here are links to a few photos from the CBS trip. These are all from Sunday (2012-04-29), in the Black Mountain area of Buncombe County. Any corrections would be welcome.

We identified this one as a Common Roadside-Skipper, a lifer for most of us.

Dreamy Duskywing was a lifer for many of us.

Here are two photos of a Northern Crescent.

Salman Abdulali
Greenville, NC

Augusta NABA Count, 14 July 2012


Here are my results for the Augusta NABA Count.
Observer: Dennis Forsythe
Coverage: I covered N. Augusta Industrial Park, Horse Creek Waste Management Plant, Gum Swamp, RR Tracks along Silver luff Rd, Radcliffe SP (roads into the park) and Radcliffe Elem. School.

Time: 9AM-3PM

Mileage: 70 mi by car, 1/2 mi on ft.

Weather: AM: calm, 80f, scattered clouds, PM:calm, 90f, scattered clouds

Nectar Plants: ridgid verbena, helitrope, Verbena bonarinesis/brasilensis

Comments: Area seemed dry

Species list:
Pipevine Swallowtail   1 very worn
E. Tiger Swallowtail   5
Spicebush Swallowtail   1
Zebra Swallowtail   6
Cloudless Sulfur   7
Little Yellow   6
Sleepy Orange   60+
Gray Hairstreak   5
American Snout   50+
Gulf Fritillary   2
Variegated Fritillary   6
Question Mark   2

Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
Charleston, SC 29412

Murray’s Mill Historic District, Catawba County, NC, August 3, 2012


The walk at Murray’s Mill Historic District was offered to Carolina Butterfly Society members and guests who were able to come a day early for the symposium. The weather was sunny, warm and humid just the way butterflies like it. Lori Owenby, Riverbend County Park Ranger, and Gene Schepker were our leaders. In attendance were Lois Schneider, Jim Nottke, Carl Ganser, Caroline Eastman, Jeff Kline, Ray Kandt, Cyndy Hummel, Barbara Driscoll, Carla Oldham, Shirley McCabe, and Dave and Marty Kastner.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   42 (8 dark females)
Spicebush Swallowtail   5
Sleepy Orange   1
Orange Sulphur   2
Cloudless Sulphur   2
Gray Hairstreak   2
Red-banded Hairstreak   1
Eastern Tailed-Blue   12
Great Spangled Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   2
Question Mark   3
Red Admiral   3
Common Buckeye   9
Appalachian Brown   2
Carolina Satyr   10
Gemmed Satyr   3
Monarch   1

Silver-spotted Skipper   16
Least Skipper   2
Common Checkered Skipper   8
Common Sootywing   1
Fiery Skipper   4
Sachem   4
Crossline Skipper   3
Little Glassywing   4
Dun Skipper   2
Zabulon Skipper   1

Duskywing sp   1
Satyr sp   1

28 species


Marty & Dave Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County

Carolina Butterfly Symposium 2012 Butterflies, August 3-4, 2012


At the Carolina Butterfly Symposium at Riverbend County Park in Catawba County, NC the following butterflies were recorded as a two day total for 8/3 and 8/4 2012.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   50
Spicebush Swallowtail   1
Sleepy Orange   1
Little Yellow   1   (Richard Stickney only)
Gray Hairstreak   2
Eastern Tailed-Blue   6
Summer Azure   1
Variegated Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   1
Painted Lady   1
Common Buckeye   1
Red-spotted Purple   2
Northern Pearly-eye   4
Creole Pearly-eye   1
Carolina Satyr   19
Gemmed Satyr   2

Silver-spotted Skipper   50
Hoary Edge   1
Long-tailed Skipper   2
Northern Cloudywing   1   new for county
Horace’s Duskywing   3
Least Skipper   1
Clouded Skipper   1
Sachem   50
Crossline Skipper   1
Southern Broken-Dash   1   new for county
Little Glassywing   18
Dun Skipper   3
Zabulon Skipper   25
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper   5
Ocola Skipper   1


Marty & Dave Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County

North Buncombe NABA Count, August 5, 2012


Sunday August 5, eight participants: Janie Owens, Ruth Young, Nancy Cowell, Vin Stanton, Sue Perry, Simon Thompson, Doug Johnston, and Gail Lankford; majority of area in Sandy Mush Gamelands. This was our 3rd annual count, all occurring the first week of August. In 2010 we had 52 species, and in 2011 we had 51. So this was our highest count, although still missing some expected species. In the 3 years of the count, we have seen a total of 64 of the 67 possible species. Thanks to Doug Johnston for compiling the numbers. Weather was sunny and humid in 80’s.

Pipevine ST – 17
Black ST – 6
E. Tiger ST- 61
Spicebush ST- 22
Cabbage White- 31
Clouded Sulphur – 22
Orange Sulphur- 22
Cloudless Sulphur – 28
Little Yellow – 63
A. Copper- 10
Gray HS – 26
Red-banded HS – 7
ETB- 137
Summer Azure – 4
Variegated Frit – 28
Great Spangled Frit- 2
Meadow Frit- 6
Silvery Checkerspot – 2
Pearl Crescent – 184
Question Mark- 8
E. Comma – 2
Red Admiral – 3
American Lady – 2
Painted Lady – 1
C. Buckeye – 37
Red-spotted Purple – 7
Viceroy – 4
Hackberry Emperor – 1
N. Pearly Eye – 32
Gemmed Satyr – 14
Carolina Satyr – 68
Common Wood-Nymph – 9
Monarch- 2
Silver-spotted Skipper – 194
Long-tailed Skipper – 6
Hoary Edge – 11
So. Cloudywing – 8
No. Cloudywing – 1
Hayhurst’s Scallopwing – 1
Horace’s Duskywing – 5
Zarucco DW- 3
Wild Indigo DW – 30
Common Checkered Skipper – 4
Common Sootywing – 3
Clouded Skipper – 8
Least Skipper – 5
Fiery Skipper – 4
Peck’s Skipper – 7
Tawny-edged Skipper – 2
Crossline Skipper – 2
N. Broken-Dash – 1
Sachem – 29
Zabulon Skipper – 37
Dun Skipper – 12
Lace-wing Roadside Skipper – 1

Gail Lankford

Iredell County NABA Count, August 18, 2012


While skies were cloudy this morning after yesterday’s heavy rain, the sun appeared about noon and the rest of the day was mostly sunny and in the low 80s, bringing the butterflies out in large numbers, but not of many species. We* covered Allison Woods and part of the Iredell Greenway north of Statesville. Our last butterfly of the day was a Wild Indigo Duskywing, a new species record for the county.

2    Black Swallowtail
23    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
1     Spicebush Swallowtail
1     Orange Sulphur
7     Cloudless Sulphur
34   Little Yellow   continues to be unusually common
2     Sleepy Orange
64   Eastern Tailed Blue
12   Azure
4     American Snout
2     Variegated Fritillary
56   Silvery Checkerspot   including a slime mold party of nine
16   Pearl Crescent
1     Eastern Comma
1     American Lady
37   Common Buckeye
20   Red Spotted Purple
1     Hackberry Emperor
1     Tawny Emperor
7     Northern Pearly-eye
5     Gemmed Satyr
150 Carolina Satyr   this is a conservative undercount
1     Monarch
3     Silver Spotted Skipper
2    Horace’s Duskywing
1    Wild Indigo Duskywing   new county record
2    Common Checkered Skipper
27  Clouded Skipper
3    Least Skipper
7    Fiery Skipper
4    Little Glassywing
44  Sachem
1    Delaware Skipper
57  Zabulon Skipper
7    Dun Skipper

35   species
606  butterflies

* John & Margaret Barlow, Nita Colvin, Carol Gearhardt, Jim Nottke, Gene Schepker

Surry County Butterfly Count, July 28, 2012


We* had a very good day for counting butterflies for the 7th annual Surry County count; full sun and temperature rising from mid-70s to low 90s with a light breeze. We started counting at the summit parking area of Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) at 9:30am, then the field across from the PMSP entrance, the Denny Farm and nearby roadsides, the River Section of PMSP, and finishing at 5:00pm at Horne Creek Farm (HCF). The two butterfly “magnets” today were a blooming mimosa tree on Shoals Road, and the apples on the ground at the HCF orchard. We added one new species to the county record.

1   Black Swallowtail
58 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
8   Spicebush Swallowtail
5   Cabbage White
8   Orange Sulphur
5   Cloudless Sulphur
11 Little Yellow
1   Red Banded Hairstreak
21 Eastern Tailed Blue
8   Azure
3   Variegated Fritillary
1   Great Spangled Fritillary
2   Silvery Checkerspot
21 Pearl Crescent
3   Questionmark
3   American Lady
7   Red Admiral
4   Common Buckeye
34 Red Spotted Purple
2   Hackberry Emperor
1   Tawny Emperor
2   Southern Pearly-Eye
1   Creole Pearly-Eye
2   Gemmed Satyr
12 Carolina Satyr
9   Common Wood Nymph
1   Monarch
4   Silver Spotted Skipper plus one egg, and two caterpillars
1   Hoary Edge
1   Southern Cloudywing
1   Northern Cloudywing
3   Horace’s Duskywing
1   Common Checkered-Skipper new county record
1   Clouded Skipper
3   Least Skipper
3   Little Glassywing
1   Sachem
2   Zabulon Skipper
4   Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper

39   Species
259 Butterflies

* John Barlow, Margaret Barlow, Charlie Cameron, Carl Ganser, Gregg Morris, Jim Nottke, Gene Schepker, Lois Schneider

I thank the above folks for coming out today!
Jim Nottke

Transylvania NABA Count, August 15, 2012


Count Day, Wednesday, August 15, began completely overcast and 61 degrees. We really did not begin to see butterflies until noon. Many thanks to Janie Owens, Lynn Smith, Nancy Cowal, Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton, and Bud Webster for coming out to count.

Pipevine Swallowtail   32
Black Swallowtail   11
E. Tiger Swallowtail   75
Spicebush Swallowtail   6
Cabbage White   2
Clouded Sulphur   30
Orange Sulphur   25
Cloudless Sulphur   34
Little Yellow   1
Sleepy Orange   5
Gray Hairstreak   8
ETB   39
Summer Azure   164
Variegated Fritillary   9
Diana Fritillary   6
Great Spangled Frit   2
Meadow Fritillary   79
Pearl Crescent   29
Question mark   5
Eastern Comma   1
American Lady   2
Painted Lady   12
Red Admiral   3
Common Buckeye   20
Red spotted Purple   37
Viceroy   4
Hackberry Emperor   2
Northern Pearly eye   1
Monarch   5
SSS   163
Long tailed Skipper   7
Horace’s Duskywing   22
Wild Indigo Duskywing   3
Common Sootywing   2
Clouded Skipper   11
Least Skipper   15
Fiery Skipper   7
Crossline Skipper   1
Sachem   11
Zabulon Skipper   24
Dun Skipper   2
Lace winged RS Skipper   1
42 species were counted

Ruth Young

Rockingham County NABA Count, August 23, 2012


The second ever Rockingham County butterfly count was held on 8/23/12 with clear skies and temperatures ranging from 75-88 degrees. Eight observers in three parties tallied a whopping 50 species and 1839 butterflies. Three butterflies topped over 200 individuals: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 224, Carolina Satyr 208 and Sachem topping all with 291…at least!

Two species were new to the county and the park area: Hayhursts Scallopwing at the Dan River access and Wild Indigo Duskywing at the north river section.

Nectar was a small fraction of what it was last year, but I credit three groups and working hard to find our massive numbers. Some Thistle, Tickseed Sunflower, Joe Pye Weed, Common Milkweed, Ironweed, Mountain Mint, Sweet Pea, Split Butterfly Pea, Heal-all, Red Clover, White Clover, Elephants foot, Butterfly Weed and Lantana.

Misses were same as last year: Harvester, Red-banded Hairstreak, any Cloudywing, Horace’s Duskywing and Common Sootywing. We also missed any broken dash after finding 21 Southern and a whopping 29 Northerns last year!?!?

Many thanks to the counters: Brian Bockhahn, Beth Brinson, Cathy King, Jim Nottke, Gene Schepker, Sven Halling, Jim Trostle and Caleb Sherrill.

1     Black Swallowtail
224 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
17   Spicebush Swallowtail
2     Cabbage White
2     Clouded Sulphur
23   Orange Sulphur
18   Cloudless Sulphur
185 Little Yellow
7     Sleepy Orange
7     Gray Hairstreak
87   Eastern Tailed-blue
11   Summer Azure
2     American Snout
6     Variegated Fritillary
23   Great Spangled Fritillary
180 Silvery Checkerspot
73   Pearl Crescent
3     Question Mark
1     Eastern Commav
7     American Lady
11   Painted Lady
4     Red Admiral
69   Common Buckeye
70   Red-spotted Purple
2     Viceroy
7     Hackberry Emperor
2     Tawny Emperor
4     Northern Pearly-eye
1     Gemmed Satyr
208 Carolina Satyr
2     Common Wood-nymph
38   Monarch
26   Silver-spotted Skipper
2     Hoary Edge
1     Wild Indigo Duskywing
4     Common Checkered-skipper
2     Hayhursts Scallopwing
6     Swarthy Skipper
52   Clouded Skipper
39   Least Skipper
6     Fiery Skipper
2     Tawny-edged Skipper
9     Crossline Skipper
10   Little Glassywing
291 Sachem
7     Deleware Skipper
66   Zabulon Skipper
5     Ocola Skipper
4     Peck’s Skipper

1829 Butterflies

Green Darner
Georgia River Cruiser
Royal River Cruiser
Halloween Pennant
Banded pennant
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Slaty sk
Great Blue sk
Carolina Saddlebags
Black Saddlebags
E Amberwing
E pondhawk
Blue dasher
Autumn meadowhawk
Familiar Bluet
Fragile Forktail

Brian Bockhahn

Croatan National Forest, NC, August 26, 2012


Well – we got mostly lucky with the weather, picking the first day after a lot of cloudy and often rainy weather. That didn’t stop passing storms around 8 am and also around 4 pm, but otherwise it was warm and partly cloudy. Because of drought, this count had not been run in 2010 or 2011. This year, there has been plentiful rainfall, but the numbers of individuals still seems depressed a bit, owing to the drought (we struggled with “large orange” butterflies and several skippers). But, we had 7 observers, so I split the circle up into 3 parties, and that made a big difference, as we got 54 species, I think a record. (I need to make an Excel table and include all of the previous counts, so I’ll know what is new to the count, what is a record count, etc.) Thanks to John Fussell, Jack Fennell, Salman Abdulali, Carl Ganser, Jeff Pippen, and Will Cook for helping out. In fact, I only added one species to the list that they collectively missed; I took the relatively bland southwestern part of the circle/forest.

Here is the list:

Black Swallowtail   1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   31
Spicebush Swallowtail   14
Palamedes Swallowtail   461
Cloudless Sulphur   482
Little Yellow   47
Sleepy Orange   169
Great Purple Hairstreak   1
Gray Hairstreak   5
Red-banded Hairstreak   27
Eastern Tailed-Blue   12
Summer Azure   17
Little Metalmark   5
Gulf Fritillary   2   Species stays mainly to towns/gardens
Variegated Fritillary   1
Pearl Crescent   28
Question Mark   2
American Lady   2   low
Painted Lady   29
Red Admiral   4
Common Buckeye   25
Red-spotted Purple   8
Viceroy   1   low
Southern Pearly-eye   2   plus 1 sp.
Carolina Satyr   32
Georgia Satyr   43
Monarch   2   low
Silver-spotted Skipper   20
Long-tailed Skipper   2
Hoary Edge   1
Southern Cloudywing   7
Horace’s Duskywing   11
Zarucco Duskywing   7
Common Checkered-Skipper   3
Swarthy Skipper   32
Clouded Skipper   34
Least Skipper   4
Fiery Skipper   20
Tawny-edged Skipper   30
Crossline Skipper   9
Whirlabout   12
Southern Broken-Dash   45
Northern Broken-Dash   1
Little Glassywing   1
Sachem   1
Delaware Skipper   2   low
Byssus Skipper   59
Dukes’s Skipper   7
Dun Skipper   3   low
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper   22
Carolina Roadside-Skipper   40
Reversed Roadside-Skipper   1
Twin-spot Skipper   22   low
Ocola Skipper   2

54 species. Misses: Common Wood-Nymph, Arogos Skipper (we now consider it extirpated from the state), Berry’s Skipper.

Harry LeGrand

Harry LeGrand, Vertebrate Zoologist
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
NCDENR Office of Conservation, Planning, & Community Affairs
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Office: (919) 707-8603

E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

Cypress Gardens Butterfly Walk, Sept. 5, 2012


Four observers covered approximately 2.5 miles of trails at Cypress Gardens near Moncks Corner, SC. It was partly cloudy, 89 degrees F. The walk lasted from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We observed many mosquitoes in the woods, especially Psorophora ferox. Butterflies observed were:

Palamedes Swallowtail   17
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail   3
Cloudless Sulphur   22
Summer Azure   1
Gulf Fritillary   2
Monarch   1
Pearl Crescent   4
American Lady   2
Red-spotted Purple (or, as we call it, Orange-spotted Blue)   2
Viceroy   1
Southern Pearly-eye   1
Appalachian Brown   1
Gemmed Satyr   1
Carolina Satyr   25
Silver-spotted Skipper   4
Least Skipper   1
Fiery Skipper   1

17 species, 89 individuals

Dwight Williams
Mcclellanville, SC

Mainland Dare County, NC, Sept 8, 2012


Yesterday (Sept. 8), Tom Stock came down from Maryland to join Salman Abdulali and me to run the 6th mainland Dare County, NC, count, but the first since 2006. The weather was warm, but breezy and a bit cloudier than expected. And, we did OK once we found un-mowed mistflower. We only worked about 1-2 miles of dirt roads, not the usual coverage of the circle. And, we quit at 3:00 to make our long drives home in daylight before the storms hit. Our main purpose was to see and photograph wetland skippers, and we were successful on that regard.

Black Swallowtail   1 male
E. Tiger Swallowtail   2
Palamedes Swallowtail   175
Cloudless Sulphur   80
Little Yellow   10
Sleepy Orange   9
Great Purple Hairstreak   18
Gray Hairstreak   6
Red-banded Hairstreak   8
E. Tailed-Blue   2
GULF FRITILLARY   6   second count record
Pearl Crescent   6
Painted Lady   9
Red Admiral   2
Common Buckeye   10
Viceroy   3
Common Wood-Nymph   7
Monarch   2
Silver-spotted Skipper   1
LONG-TAILED SKIPPER   1   first count record
Common Checkered-Skipper   1
Clouded Skipper   35
Least Skipper   45
Fiery Skipper   20
Tawny-edged Skipper   2
Whirlabout   3
Southern Broken-dash   12
Aaron’s Skipper   2
Yehl Skipper   11
Broad-winged Skipper   15
Palatka Skipper   6
Dion Skipper   10
Berry’s Skipper   12   very good count for so-so coverage
Dun Skipper   8
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper   22
Twin-spot Skipper   2
Salt Marsh Skipper   4
Ocola Skipper   50

38 species

Harry LeGrand, Vertebrate Zoologist
North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
NCDENR Office of Conservation, Planning, & Community Affairs
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Office: (919) 707-8603

E-mail correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

Edisto Island and Botany Bay, October 6 & 7, 2012


The Carolina Butterfly Society held its final scheduled trip of the season with the Midlands Chapter of the South Carolina Native Plant Society on Edisto Island on October 6th and 7th. On October 6th we began around 2:00 and looked for butterflies on the island until around 4:30 when we just had to go to the beach for a swim. On Sunday, October 7th we explored Botany Bay. Ellen Blundy was our leader and our hostess as well since we all spent the night at her home on Edisto Beach. In attendance were Wayne Grooms, Kathy Boyle, Louise Womble, Linda Lee and Dave and Marty Kastner. The first numbers below are from places on Edisto Island including some from SC Highway 174 on the way in. The second number is from Botany Bay. Although the group split up around noon on Sunday, Dave and I continued to count butterflies until 4:30. Not everyone saw the numbers posted, but Dave and I did. It was a remarkable and memorable weekend. We could tell that the Gulf Fritillaries were definitely migrating south as we saw one after another in a direct southerly flight. Many butterflies including some of the Gulf Fritillaries were enjoying nectar from Verbesina virginica (identified by our Native Plant folks). The plant seemed to be everywhere at Botany Bay and was always covered with butterflies! We counted 2,601 butterflies at Botany Bay alone! That’s definitely a new one day record for Dave and me!

Giant Swallowtail   0, 1 (very worn)
Palamedes Swallowtail   0, 4
Cabbage White   0, 2
Cloudless Sulphur   223, 229
Little Yellow   2, 92
Sleepy Orange   5, 32
Gray Hairstreak   1, 1
Cassius Blue   1, 6
Gulf Fritillary   163, 1,678 (that’s a lot !)
Zebra Heliconian   1, 3
Variegated Fritillary   0, 3
Pearl Crescent   4, 1
Painted Lady   2, 5
Common Buckeye   21, 26
Red-spotted Purple   0, 4
Viceroy   2, 0
Gemmed Satyr   0, 2
Carolina Satyr   3, 44
Monarch   12, 10
Queen   1, 0
Long-tailed Skipper   50, 412 (we have never seen so many)
White Checkered-Skipper   15, 7
Clouded Skipper   2, 1
Southern Skipperling   1, 0
Fiery Skipper   5, 3
Whirlabout   2, 0
Dun Skipper   0, 4
Salt Marsh Skipper   1, 3
Ocola Skipper   0, 2
Sulphur species   7, 0
Lady Species   1, 0
Satyr species   0, 14
Blue Species   0, 11 (probably Cassius Blue, but they would not land!)
Skipper species   0, 1

10/6 Totals:

21 species

525 butterflies

10/7 Totals:

25 species

2,601 butterflies

Trip Totals:

28 species

3,126 Butterflies

Wow! What a trip!


Marty & Dave Kastner
Blythewood, SC
Richland County