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Field trip report: Rackensack Canyon 23 April 2022 by Adriane Grimaldi.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

We had 20 people attend our Rackensack/Sears Kay Ruin Hike this past Saturday, led by Ron Rutowski and Adriane Grimaldi. We had perfect weather and spotted 22 butterfly species. We had some new people attend the hike - some people found out about hike from Audubon Society, others from Facebook, while some were employees from Butterfly Wonderland. We also had a father and daughter and others who brought their fun two dogs. We had participants that represented their favorite animals - birds, people who knew about plants, butterfly experts and some cool people that knew tons about bugs. They even spotted a Blister Beetle. Here is the list of our 22 butterfly species Pipevine Swallowtail, Two-tailed Swallowtail, Dainty Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, Southern Dogface, Checkered White, Marine Blue, Spring Azure, Common Buckeye, Empress Leilia, Queen, Red-spotted Purple, California Patch, Elada Checkerspot, Arizona Sister, Funereal Duskywing, Meridian Duskywing, Common/White Checkered Skipper, Orange Skipperling, Common Streaky Skipper, Northern White Skipper, Golden-headed Scallopwing Not bad for a morning walk in central Arizona!

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