Sandra Keller found and photo’d our first-of-the-year Appalachian brown on June 6 in Parvin State Park.
As always, our observers out exploring and documenting their finds. See the log for the latest discoveries, as we approach 70 species for 2015. Here’s a small sample of some of our team’s most recent photographs.
Common milkweed has just opened in the last week or so. Steve Glynn photo’d this American copper taking advantage. (The Satyrium hairstreaks should be flying soon.)
Dave Amadio recorded this silver-spotted skipper roosting overnight in the verbena in his garden, June 3-4.
Jesse Amesbury found and photo’d our first-of-the-year Delaware skipper nectaring on an iris in his garden in Cape May Courthouse on June 7.
Steve Glynn found and photo’d our FOY European skipper near the Millville airport on June 7.
Steve Glynn also found and photo’d our FOY meadow fritillary at Supawna Meadows on June 8.
Pat Sutton and friends found more than 400 bog coppers in Hunters’ Mill on June 7. (See the June tab on our log for details.) Pat photo’d this female nectaring on a rose pogonia orchid.
A male bog copper photo’d by Pat Sutton at the same site, same date as above.
Jack Miller found and photo’d our first salt-marsh skipper of the year along Rt 47 in Cape May County on June 10.
And just to prove our observers are alert to the beauty of nature beyond butterflies, here’s a photo by Pat Sutton of a sphagnum sprite with prey at Hunters Mill on June 7.
And how about this lovely photo by Pat Sutton of rose pogonia orchids and bladderworts in the bog on June 7?
Thanks to each of these contributors for passing along their photos. If you are willing to share your photos here, send them as jpegs (preferably less than 2 megs each) to nacotejackATgmailDOTcom. Please be sure to log in your data first on our spreadsheet. Thank you!