Ward Pound Ridge

Second post of June 12, 2021 trip to WPR.

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.

Ward Pound Ridge

Plants and scenery on the same hot weekend as yesterday’s post.

Ward Pound Ridge Insects

We went to Ward Pound Ridge in Westchester County, New York last weekend during a heatwave. Most critters were hiding away form the heat.

Shawangunk and Liberty Loop

We went on another lovely field trip with Linnaean NY. Saw and heard lots of grassland birds at Shawangunk Grassland NWR in Ulster County, New York. and at the Liberty Loop Trail part of the Wallkill River NWR in NY/New Jersey. The highlight for me were the Sandhill Cranes, including a baby one. They were life-birds for me. I enjoyed the company of fellow birders, many of whom I have known for years. It was very hot out in the grasslands – 90 degrees! Ice-cream on the way home helped a little. The baby Sandhill Crane is in the grass in the first two pictures.