Temporarily on the Trails of
The Cary Institute
For the moment, Trail Reports after May 1, 2014 will be here.
May 1 and earlier are still at http://www.caryinstitute.org/trails-campus/trail-reports
These are the summaries from each Report. Click on a date for a full Report.
- June 11, 2014
- It was 61°F and calm with light rain at 1:15 PM on June 11, 2014.
- Rain would come and go, never too hard.
- Quiet foot steps, scents in the air, a slightly different look to everything. A little rain makes things interesting.
- European skipper was the only new butterfly today. That there were any was a little surprising.
- June 04, 2014
- It was 68°F, partly cloudy and calm at 10:00 AM on June 4, 2014.
- From there it went into the 70s and clouded over.
- A lap around the Fern Glen preceeded the usual start at Gifford House.
- Peck's skipper was the only new butterfly noted. Afternoon clouds may have influenced that.
- May 29, 2014
- It was 68°F, mostly clear and calm at 12:00 PM on May 29, 2014.
- Yesterday, my usual day, was rainy. I deferred to today and it was as nice as forecasted.
- Returning butterflies included little wood-satyr, common ringlet, and hobomok skipper.
- And we had a new plant in the Fern Glen.
- May 21, 2014
- It was 75°F, partly cloudy and calm at 2:00 PM on May 21, 2014.
- It would become cloudy and breezy.
- More butterflies were back including red-spotted purple and silver-spotted skipper.
- Returning moths included snowberry clearwing and white-banded toothed carpet.
- May 14, 2014
- It was 75°F, partly cloudy and calm at 2:00 PM on May 14, 2014.
- It would cloud over but remain warm and calm.
- First of the season butterflies included juniper hairstreak and meadow fritillary.
- Birds have been coming back too - Canada warbler was a nice find.
- May 07, 2014
- It was 72°F and hazy at 1:15 PM on May 7, 2014.
- No butterflies at all today - it got a bit gray.
- Speaking of gray, the gray treefrog was calling at the Appendix and in the Old Gravel Pit.
- Reminder: temperatures like this can really bring out the ticks.
© 2014 Barry Haydasz