Thursday, August 12, 2010

Butterfly Walk at Floyd Bennett Field Brooklyn NY...

On Monday, I took a break from Shorebirds and did a Butterfly outing with my friend Rich Kelly. Rich is a fellow member of the NYC Butterfly Club, and an excellent naturalist. We did our Butterfly outing at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn NY and picked up 20 species. Below is a detailed list of species and counts for the day. Enjoy the photos.


Common Buckeye
Butterflies Seen:

Black Swallowtail (10)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2)
Cabbage White (45)
Orange Sulphur (10)
Clouded Sulphur (3)
Gray Hairstreak (1)
E. Tailed Blue (3)
Pearl Crescent (2)
Question Mark (2)
Red Admiral (20)
American Lady (20)
Painted Lady (4)
Common Buckeye (7)
Monarch (20)
Silver-spotted Skipper (1)
Common Sootywing (13)
Tawny-edged Skipper (1)
Sachem (1)
Zabulon Skipper (4)
Broad-winged Skipper (2)

American Lady
Black Swallowtail
Painted Lady
Zabulon Skipper
Broad-winged Skipper

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5 comments:

Kimberley W. said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos of beautiful butterflies!

forestal said...

really nice pictures and quite the variety you saw.

Kerri said...

FABULOUS! I would have LOVED this walk!! Super shots Andrew!

cindyzlogic said...

Wonderful butterfly shots! My favorite is the Common Buckeye!

Matthew said...

Great shots. Those skippers are tough. Saw my first common buckeye at JBWR this past weekend.