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Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 21:23:35 -0400
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MassLep] 5/17 Dinosaur footprints, little Mt. Tom, Montague Sand Plain

Today's Massachusetts Butterfly Club walk lead by Tom Gagnon met at the=20
Dinosaur Footprints with one Clouded Sulphur sighted.

The next stop was little Mt. Tom:

Pearl Crescent 7
SIlver-spotted Skipper 2
Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
Juvenal's Duskywing 5
Silvery Blue 1
Red Admiral 1
Cabbage White 3

Also seen were a Scarlet Tanager, a Raven, many Barn Swallows and=20
Northern Rough-winged Swallows and more.

At this point several participants went on the hike down to the Juniper=20
Hairstreak spot.=C2=A0 I'll leave it to them to report their findings.

The rest of the group went on to the Montague Sand Plain area:

Dusted Skipper 2
Cobweb Skipper 6
Eastern Tailed-blue 15
Azure 1
Juvenal's Duskywing 50+
Dreamy Duskywing 4
Sleepy Duskywing 1
Wild Indigo Duskywing 10
Black Swallowtail 1
American Copper 16
American Lady 2
Eastern Pine Elfin 4
Clouded Sulphur 8
Cabbage White 1

Also seen and heard were Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting,=20
Red-breasted Nuthatch,=C2=A0 Scarlet Tanager, a flock of 15 Red Crossbills,=
and more.

Thanks to all!

Steve Moore
Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA

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