Sighting for April 16, 2017

Allan R. Loudell

White Clay Creek Preserve
Chester County, PA

Easter Sunday afternoon: 1-hour walk, 3:30—4:30 p.m.
Partial sunshine alternating with cloud cover, 85 degrees.
My first Swallowtails & Fritillaries of the year.

Possible Falcate Orangetip flying low, but it never landed. Unlike at nearby Lums Pond State Park, DE and Nottingham County Park, PA, I’ve never seen a Falcate Orangetip here in 20+ years

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1