Sighting for July 30, 2018

Sharon & Wade Wander

Yards Creek Pump Storage Generating Station, Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:00-11:30 survey suspended when cloud layer thickened and lowered.
This First Energy operated property at the end of Walnut Valley Road is generally off limits to the public. However, people are allowed to park at a small stone parking lot at the lower reservoir near the old Boy Scout Camp for the express purpose of accessing the Kaiser Trail which intersects the AT near Raccoon Ridge. Visitors must first check in at the guard shack. We have special permission to access most of the property to survey for butterflies and other taxa.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 85
  • Delaware Skipper 1