Ward Pound Ridge Insects

Our second trip to Ward Pound Ridge was with The Linnaean Society of NY. It was a good trip and even though it was not ide3al weather, cloudy and cool, we saw a number of butterflies. On here – one there. Marc spotted the Checkerspot. The clumsy landing in the series of the black flying soldier beetle amused me. The last photo is by Marc.

This is one of two posts of the Butterfly Field Trip led by Richard Cech on June 12, 2021.

25 thoughts on “Ward Pound Ridge Insects

  1. Jet Eliot 2021-06-15 / 10:52 am

    I enjoyed the flora of Ward Pound Ridge so much that I just had to come over to see what insects you found that day. What a bonanza! These are fantastic photos, Sherry, of a wonderful variety of butterflies and beetles and other marvelous insects. I appreciate that you identified each one for us, too. Although I liked every single photo, my favorites were: the back of the European skipper on the clover (#3), the European skipper in the interesting green plant (#4), and the Blue Dasher in the lobed leaves (#10).


  2. shoreacres 2021-06-15 / 5:54 am

    I have a special fondness for ladybugs, and this one really shines. I’ve seen a couple of this species — including one last week that was riding on my car’s windshield. Of course I found a spot to stop, coax it onto a leaf, and put it onto a bush!


    • Sherry Felix 2021-06-15 / 6:00 am

      There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs with all sorts of spots and colors. I love them too.

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  3. SoyBend 2021-06-14 / 12:28 pm

    Great close ups, Sherry! I especially liked the picture of the blue dasher.


  4. CarolynEliason 2021-06-14 / 12:11 pm

    I continue to be amazed at your knowledge of the insect world😊👍


  5. derrickjknight 2021-06-14 / 9:50 am

    So well captured. The water striders has that little bit extra


  6. Birder's Journey 2021-06-14 / 9:03 am

    How wonderful to see this diversity out in the wild among their natural habitats. Don’t you just love their names?! Such a great opportunity to learn from an organization such as the Linnaean Society – I never knew that existed.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-06-14 / 9:59 am

      We all contributed sightings even if we didn’t know what it was.
      You can attend the Linnaean NY meetings for free on Zoom. I hope you do. They have terrific speakers.

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      • Birder's Journey 2021-06-14 / 10:00 am

        Thank you so much! What an amazing phenomenon that so many things that are located far away are now available on zoom!


          • Birder's Journey 2021-06-14 / 10:03 am

            Such a great advantage of using this technology!
            I actually just went on the site and it appears that the upcoming field trips are in person – but perhaps field trips are only in person?


            • Sherry Felix 2021-06-14 / 10:07 am

              It is the programs that are live or recorded on Zoom. September starts the new series.

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          • Birder's Journey 2021-06-14 / 10:06 am

            Btw, i’m also just delighted to see that I can view recordings of previous programs online. Thank you again, Sherry!


  7. picpholio 2021-06-14 / 8:52 am

    I loved this collection of insect, thanks for sharing.


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