Neversink Mountain Butterflies
29 April 2017, 28 April 2018,
27 April 2019, 28 April 2020,
24 April, 2021, and 30 April 2022

Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Mengel Natural History Society & Baird Ornithological Club field trip to
Neversink Mountain, Reading, PA

. April 29, 2017                Saturday 10:00 AM      FIELD TRIP
"Butterfly, Bird, and Botany Walk" on Neversink Mountain, Reading, PA. Butterflies, birds and plants.

Sightings report:

A slight drizzle ended at about 10 AM and although the sun came out for less than a minute in the next two hours, the 14 attendees got to see 18 species on this bright warm day including 4 species of swallowtails and 4 species of duskywings. We did not see any Brown Elfins this day. We saw:

Sleepy Duskywing,
Wild Indigo Duskywing,
Juvenal's Duskywing,
Horace's Duskywing,
Zebra Swallowtail,

Black Swallowtail,
Tiger Swallowtail,
Spicebush Swallowtail,
Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur,

Orange Sulphur,
Little (=American) Copper,
Red-banded Hairstreak,
Gray Hairstreak,
Spring Azure,

Eastern Tailed Blue,
American Painted Lady,
Mourning Cloak.

Sightings report for April 28, 2018
90% sunny. 50's - 60's. 17 attend. 6 species.

Sleepy Duskywing
Cabbage White
American Copper
Brown Elfin
Gray Hairstreak

Spring Azure

Sightings report for April 27, 2019
100% sunny and high 50's. Wind 10-15 mph. 9 attend. 5 species.

Horace's Duskywing
Tiger Swallowtail
Brown Elfin
Spring Azure
American Lady

Sightings report for April 28, 2020
Sunny and approximately 60. One observer. 3 specoes.

Cabbage White
Brown Elfin
Unknown Duskywing

Sightings report for April 24, 2021
Sunny and approximately 60. Nine attend. 11 species.

Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Orange Sulphur
Brown Elfin
Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed Blue
Spring Azure
Sleepy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Horace's Duskywing

White M Hairstreak (Seen by host just before we got there.

Sightings report for April 30, 2022
Sunny and approximately 60. 18 observers. 10 species.

Tiger Swallowtail
Cabbage White
Brown Elfin
Gray Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed Blue

American Lady
Dreamy Duskywing
Horace's Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Mourning Cloak (seen after 'official' walk)