August 12, 2015

Notes and Changes since last report

  • This week's trail report covers the Cary Pines Trail side of the trail system.
  • It was 75°F, partly cloudy and calm at 1:45 PM on August 12, 2015.
  • Yesterday's inch of rain had followed several weeks of dry.
  • The result today was butterflies sipping salts and minerals on the dirt roads.
  • American goldfinch were heard in virtually every location along the trails.

The Trails

Great Lobelia

Sightings

Birds
  • 1 Mourning Dove
  • 2 Downy Woodpecker
  • 1 Pileated Woodpecker
  • 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • 1 Red-eyed Vireo
  • 3 Blue Jay
  • 1 American Crow
  • 6 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 1 Wood Thrush
  • 1 American Robin
  • 3 Gray Catbird
  • 3 Cedar Waxwing
  • 12 American Goldfinch
Butterflies
  • 3 Spicebush Swallowtail
  • 14 Cabbage White
  • 7 Clouded Sulphur
  • 1 Orange Sulphur
  • 12 Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • 1 Spring Azure
  • 21 Great Spangled Fritillary
  • 13 Pearl Crescent
  • 2 Eastern Comma
  • 1 Appalachian Brown
  • 10 Common Ringlet
  • 1 Common Wood-Nymph
Moth
  • 1 White-striped Black
Plants
  • 1 Arrow-leaved tearthumb
  • 1 Common smartweed
  • 1 Great lobelia
  • 1 Purple loosestrife
  • 1 Purple-leaved willow herb
  • 1 White wood aster
  • 1 Whorled aster

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