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Frank Bader

Butterfly Count Results
Herb Lord

With members of BCAS, the North American Butterfly Association and the refuge staff participating, the third annual butterfly count at the Wallkill River NWR on July 13 was very successful.

Three separate teams covered the 4700+ acres on the refuge with a total of 32 species and 1,597 individuals recorded. Although the species total and overall number of butterflies recorded was a bit disappointing compared to last year, there were still a couple of good highlights such as both Variegated and Aphrodite Fritillaries and new high counts for several species including Clouded and Orange Sulphur, Pearl Crescent and Common Wood Nymph. We are grateful to all who participated and invite you to join us for next years' count.

American Lady1
Aphrodite Fritillary1
Baltimore Checkerspot2
Banded Hairstreak1
Black Dash1
Black Swallowtail33
Cabbage White270
Clouded Sulphur45
Common Checkered Skipper11
Common Sootywing2
Common Wood Nymph220
Delaware Skipper15
Dun Skipper14
Eastern Tailed Blue27
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail15
Gray Hairsireak1
Great Spangled Fritillary34
Horace's Duskywing1
Least Skipper2
Little Glassywing6
Little Wood Satyr9
Northern Broken Dash2
Orange Sulphur219
Pearl Crescent609
Red Admiral10
Red Spotted Purple2
Silver Spotted Skipper4
Spicebush Swallowtail6
Summer Azure14
Variegated Fritillary1


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