Sunday, July 16, 2017

Red-banded Hairsteak, Newport Area, Charles Avenengo, June, 2017

Happy summer and many thanks to everyone who participated in the 14th annual RI Butterfly Count on the East Bay on June 24th. Although the morning was a washout with all the rain, several of you persevered and went out in the afternoon or later in the week.  Thank you very much!

The next count will be held on Saturday the 24th in the West Bay survey circles (which includes Providence).  We still have several spots open for both private counts (lead your own) as well as public counts (join an experienced butterflyer).   Please consider signing up to count on your own or join one of ours....  we need data and only you can help!

One note - please take pictures of your observations as much as possible!  We can always use more images of butterflies.   

Following is preliminary data from the East Bay survey circles, subject to verification, etc..

Black Swallowtail 2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
Spicebush Swallowtail 1
Cabbage White 91
Clouded Sulpher 9
Orange Sulpher 5
American Copper 5
Pearl Crescent 1
Coral Hairstreak 4
Gray Hairstreak 2
Red-banded Hairstreak 4
Eastern Tailed-blue 3
Viceroy 2
Little Wood Satyr 13
Common Wood Nymph 1
Monarch 12
Red Admiral 13
Silver-spotted Skipper 1
Common Buckeye 3
Great Spangled Fritilllary 1
Norther Broken Dash 1
European Skipper 30
Peck's Skipper 2
Baltimore Checkerspot 1
Summer Azure 3
Painted Lady 7
Delaware Skipper 1
American Lady 1
Spring Azure 1
29 Species 224