June, 2017 - Trail Report Archive

Notes and Changes since last report

  • It was 65°F, partly cloudy and calm at 2:00 PM on June 7, 2017.
  • This week's trail report covers the Cary Pines Trail side of the trail system.
  • Red-spotted purple, monarch and Peck's Skipper were out today.
  • There were a few surprise plants too...

The Trails

  • With the recent rains I was hoping for butterfly activity on the Carriage House road.
  • There wasn't much, but there was an interesting centipede crossing the road.
  • Behind the Carriage House, rhododendron was still looking well.
  • A nessus sphinx was too busy to allow a good photo.
  • The Little Bluestem Meadow had been mowed - that will set back the dogbane patch.
  • On the other side of the Scots Pine Alleé, a wild turkey was skulking along.
  • In the Old Gravel Pit, an ebony jewelwing was sampling leaves for the best sun.
  • Above the Fern Glen, a common whitetail was trying to warm up too.
  • Around the limestone cobble, exotic vancouveria was in bloom.
  • On the way back to the fen, our only greenish-flowered pyrola had been damaged, but was still able to bloom.
  • Red baneberry was forming its long-stalked fruit, making it easy to distinguish from white baneberry.
  • The railing above the fen made a nice sun room for a daddy-long-legs.
  • In the fen, pitcher plants were in full bloom now.
  • From the little bridge by the deck, hidden trumpet honesuckle was now obvious.
  • Zooming in showed how handsome this native vine's flowers are.
  • I wasn't sure about black snakeroot - I'd been thinking avens.
  • A few blossoms were left on the swamp azalea - I got straightened out on that one...
  • Near the kiosk, Bowman's root was blooming - that's had a name change a little while ago.
  • I didn't think the diervilla by the kiosk would be blooming yet.
  • And I never saw the blue flag at the pond coming.
  • The carrion flower had been easy to follow.
  • As I was going, a curved-line looper moth was obliging.
  • Not far into the Cary Pines Trail, maple-leaved viburnum was doing well.
  • Next week: the Wappinger Creek Trail side of the trail system.
Trumpet Honeysuckle

Sightings

Birds
  • 1 Wild Turkey
  • 1 Great Blue Heron
  • 1 Pileated Woodpecker
  • 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • 1 Warbling Vireo
  • 3 Red-eyed Vireo
  • 3 Blue Jay
  • 1 Tree Swallow
  • 2 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 2 House Wren
  • 1 Eastern Bluebird
  • 2 Veery
  • 1 Wood Thrush
  • 2 American Robin
  • 1 Gray Catbird
  • 2 European Starling
  • 3 Cedar Waxwing
  • 1 Pine Warbler
  • 1 Ovenbird
  • 1 Scarlet Tanager
  • 1 Chipping Sparrow
  • 1 Song Sparrow
  • 1 Red-winged Blackbird
  • 2 Brown-headed Cowbird
  • 1 Baltimore Oriole
  • 3 American Goldfinch
Butterflies
  • 1 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • 3 Spicebush Swallowtail
  • 1 Pearl Crescent
  • 1 Red-spotted Purple
  • 4 Little Wood-Satyr
  • 1 Common Ringlet
  • 1 Monarch
  • 2 Silver-spotted Skipper
  • 2 Hobomok Skipper
Insects
  • 1 Common Whitetail
  • 1 Ebony Jewelwing
Plants
  • 1 Bowman's-root
  • 1 Diervilla
  • 1 Greenish-flowered pyrola
  • 1 Maple-leaved viburnum
  • 1 Short-styled snakeroot
  • 1 Trumpet honesuckle
  • 1 Vancouveria
Moth
  • 1 Curve-lined Looper Moth
  • 1 Nessus Sphinx

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