Sighting for June 18, 2020

Jack Miller

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

I had to make a trip to Cherry Hill, so I thought I would finally drive south in the mid-afternoon and make my first ever visit to Dave Amadio's Riverwinds haunt. Once the deer flies realized I was not Dave, they backed off. However, they did stick around to see if I was going to be a "death by sand blackberry" victim. As I had little time and was mostly searching for a blooming milkweed patch (success!) I did not spend proper time counting or identifying the dozens of brown skippers (I believe most were glassywings) or other species. Coral hs were scattered through the blackberries but were very difficult to approach (the downside of not being Dave?).

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 70
  • American Copper 14
  • Swallowtail sp. 6
  • Coral Hairstreak 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 18
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 12
  • Dun Skipper 1