Caught this guy on a landfill the other day, but one of his cousins has been seen in DeKorte — just not by us.
It's a free, family-friendly event, with walks, talks, information booths, scavenger hunts and door prizes. Bring your own beverage and lunch, plus sunscreen and bug spray. Details follow.
It is a new species for us. For the North American Butterfly Association checklist for DeKorte Park, click here.
Karen Riede reports:
"We had a session with 6 volunteers and the pile is pictured between us. The mile-a-minute is so abundant. The berries are starting to show."
Pictured L to R: Julianne D'Amico, Katie Pfaff, Patty Pfaff, Madeline Pfaff, Joe D'Amico, Kathy Payerle (not pictured Karen Riede, beacuse she took the photo.)
Mile-a-Minute is a nasty invasive. Thanks, all!
Mallav Naik, a big fan of DeKorte Park and an occasional contributor to this blog, has created a Vimeo video of images from the park, accompanied by a very soothing soundtrack. Definitely worth a look and listen. (Be patient; it may take a little time to load.)
Mike Britt reports:
Two Peregrines soaring high over the shorebird pool. Two Black Skimmers were roosting on the flats with the gulls/cormorants. Later the Skimmers were "skimming" and interestingly…one flew off high and south with a fish.
As for southbound shorebirds…a Greater Yellowlegs and 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers were on the flats at Berry's Creek…meanwhile 4 Greater Yellowlegs & 2 Lesser Yellowlegs were roosting at Clay Ave.