Notes and Changes since last report
- It was 81°F, partly cloudy with light winds on June 15, 2022.
- Milkweed was almost ready and dogbanes had just started blooming.
- Hackberry emperor was back.
- This week's trail report covers the Wappinger Creek Trail side of the trail system.
- It was very summery at the Gifford House trailhead.
- Right next to the kiosk, common milkweed was getting ready to bloom.
- Small things were skittering along the path. One went on a clover.
- A Peck's skipper was just recognizable before it took off.
- The field was dotted with rough-fruited cinquefoil.
- It seems the seed head of yellow goatsbeard is more frequently seen than the flower.
- Indian hemp, one of the dogbanes, was just beginning to open.
- A common, low-growing plant is birdfoot trefoil.
- Out on a yarrow was a common ringlet.
- Around the corner, at the beginning of the Sedge Meadow trail not one, but two hackberry emperors were feeding and patrolling.
- Down on the damp side of the Sedge Meadow Trail, privet had started blooming.
- The back Old Hayfield had gotted fairly warm by now.
- On the otherside at the edge of the cool shade, something landed.
- It was a female widow skimmer.
- A little farther along, the first European skipper of the season was out and about.
- Down on the Wappinger Creek Trail, a Zabulon skipper could still be found.
- Just the view alone of the Wappinger Creek was refreshing.
- Next week: the Cary Pines Trail the side of the trail system.