Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday August 31, 2013

Trip Leader: Dick Smith

Date of Trip: Saturday, September 1, 2012

Location: Butterflies Through Binoculars (Elkhorn Garden Plots & powerline right-of-way)

Number: 24

Details: Sunny & hot; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Butterflies:

Few - 3-5 Many - 6-15 Abundant - over about 15 or so.
  • 1. Black Swallowtail - Few
  • 2. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Many (incl. 2 dark form)
  • 3. Spicebush Swallowtail - 1
  • 4. Cabbage White - Abundant
  • 5. Clouded Sulphur - Few
  • 6. Orange Sulphur - Abundant
  • 7. Cloudless Sulphur - Few
  • 8. Red-banded Hairstreak - 1
  • 9. Gray Hairstreak - 1
  • 10. Eastern Tailed-Blue - Many
  • 11. Variegated Fritillary - Few
  • 12. Pearl Crescent - Few
  • 13. Eastern Comma - 1
  • 14. American Lady - 1
  • 15. Painted Lady - 1
  • 16. Red Admiral - 1
  • 17. Red-spotted Purple - Few
  • 18. Viceroy - 1
  • 19. Monarch - 1
  • 20. Silver-spotted Skipper - 2
  • 21. Wild Indigo Duskywing - Few
  • 22. Common Sootywing - Few
  • 23. Least Skipper - Abundant
  • 24. Little Glassywing - Many
  • 25. Sachem - Abundant
  • 26. Zabulon Skipper - Few
  • 27. Dun Skipper - Few
  • 28. Southern Broken-Dash - 1

Moth Caterpillars:

  • Tomato Hornworm (parasitized)
  • Virginia Tiger Moth
  • Banded Tussock Moth
  • White-marked Tussock Moth
  • Fall Webworm

Birds:

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Mourning Dove
  • American Crow
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • House Wren
  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Song Sparrow
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch