Clouded Sulphur Butterfly at the Guild Inn: October 14, 2020

The Clouded Sulphur is a species of small to medium-sized butterflies that are spread across much of North America.

Clouded Sulfur Butterfly

They are mostly seen on sunny days usually flying within a meter above the ground. 

Clouded Sulfur Butterfly

Host plants include white clover, alfalfa and pea.

Clouded Sulfur Butterfly

Principal diet is flower nectar and muddy water.

Clouded Sulfur Butterfly

These lovely butterflies live as adults from 2 – 7 days.

We also saw many Cabbage White Butterflies:

Cabbage White Butterfly
Cabbage White Butterfly
Cabbage White Butterfly

Bird species list: ring-billed gull, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow. (13 species)

Park views:

bird nest possibly Song Sparrow

From the monument garden:

Today’s group:

Some botany:

Common Hawkweed (Hieracium lachenalii)
Sugar Maple
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Flat-topped White Aster (Doellingeria umbellata)
Red Maple (Acer rubra)
Arrow-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum urophyllum)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)
Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)


A harvest Moon!
And on the mats—
Shadows of pine boughs.             – Takarai Kikaku (1661–1707) 

Miles Hearn

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