Tuesday, August 7, 2012

BUTTERFLIES ANYONE !!!!!

Something I always wanted to do was a butterfly count of all the different species we have on the course.  It is also something I could never do on my own.  I owe a special thanks to Mr. John Lampkin who is an avid naturalist and butterfly expert.  He donated his Monday morning to come out and count our butterflies.  The list is below: 

Selected Species:

·                                 Black Swallowtail 1
·                                 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
·                                 Spicebush Swallowtail 2
·                                 Cabbage White common
·                                 Clouded Sulphur 1
·                                 Orange Sulphur 13
·                                 Little Yellow 1
·                                 Painted Lady 2
·                                 Red Admiral 1
·                                 Monarch 6
·                                 Silver-spotted Skipper 4
·                                 Least Skipper 1
·                                 Fiery Skipper 6
·                                 Zabulon Skipper 9
·                                 Broad-winged Skipper 7

“Good numbers for this time of year” as stated by John.   He posted his results on the North American butterfly association’s web page.  If you want to take a look and compare the web site is:  http://sightings.naba.org/   John has a few postings.  As far as I could tell we are the only golf course posted. 

Well done John!!!!!!

John has an eagle eye.  He spotted butterflies that I never would have seen. 

John taking pictures.

A Primrose Moth Schinia florida as photographed by John Lampkin.