Wake Co., NC NABA – Durant Nature Park and North Wake Landfill District Park – August 15, 2014

From Mike Turner:

Today, for the NABA Wake County Butterfly Count, I covered the two above areas; Durant from 9:35am to 1:35pm, and NWLDP from 2pm to 5:30pm. I saw 22 species today, which is my highest one day total this year, but I had to work hard for each one. There were no real highlights, but I did see my first Clouded Skippers of the year. Popular nectar sources were Butterfly-bush at Durant, and Verbena and Sneezeweed at NWLDP. Below are my lists for each place. Good butterflying.

Durant Nature Park

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-5
Spicebush Swallowtail-2
Sleepy Orange-3
Gray Hairstreak-3
Eastern Tailed-Blue-5
Summer Azure-5
Variegated Fritillary-1
Red-spotted Purple-5
Appalachian Brown-1
Carolina/Intricata Satyr-17
Silver-spotted Skipper-4
Horace’s Duskywing-2
Clouded Skipper-2
Least Skipper-24
Little Glassywing-2
Zabulon Skipper-20
Ocola Skipper-1


Black Swallowtail-2
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-2
Sleepy Orange-10
Gray Hairstreak-2
Eastern Tailed-Blue-22
Summer Azure-1
Pearl Crescent-2
Common Buckeye-8
Fiery Skipper-1