Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Smith-memorial

Butterflies thru Binoculars, Sept 4, 2010. Photo by Richard Orr

Field Trip: Saturday September 2, 2016
Butterflies Through Binoculars:
Dick Smith Memorial Walk



In memorium

Trip Leader: Linda Smith

Date of Trip: Saturday, September 6, 2015

Location: Elkhorn Garden Plots & powerline right-of-way

Number: 23

Details: 9:30 - 12:30. (Kathy B. additional 2 hours)
Temperatures in low 70's. About 60% clouds.
Wind about 12-14 mph with gusts over 20 mph
(Additional butterflies Kathy B. found in about two hours after our walk)

Butterflies:

  • Silver Spotted Skipper 3 (3)
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 29 (24)
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3 (1)
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 160+ (40)
  • Zabulon Skipper 0 (1)
  • Ocola Skipper 1 (1)
  • Black Swallowtail 3 (1)
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4 (2)
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1 (1)
  • Cabbage White 30 (21)
  • Orange Sulphur 7 (2)
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6 (4)
  • Varigated Fritillary 12 (4)
  • Pearl Crescent 1 (2)
  • Common Buckeye 3 (2)
  • Northern Pearly-eye 4 (2-3)
  • Monarch 4 (1)

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Gloria Smith and others. Photo by Linda Hunt

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Photo by Cindy Albright

Birds:

  • Black Vulture 1
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
  • American Crow x
  • Gray Catbird x
  • European Starling 3
  • Song Sparrow 1
  • American Goldfinch x