Wildlife Log

Look here periodically for updates on the Wildlife 
our Visitors and Staff have spotted in and around the park!

Results:  2019 Catoctin Creek Park Butterfly Count

Many thanks to Kathy Barylski, members of the Bug Patrol, nature center staff and the general public for leading and assisting with the park's annual Butterfly Count!


July 28th, 2019
Species
Numbers
Brush-footed

Red Spotted Purple
7
Viceroy

Hackberry Emperor
3
Tawny Emperor
2
Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary
2
Varigated Fritillary
13
Monarch
4
Common Wood Nymph
1
Northern Pearly Eye
6
American Snout
4 to 5
Common Buckeye
33
Eastern Comma
2
Mourning Cloak

American Lady

Painted Lady
4
  Lady sp

Pearl Crescent
3
Question Mark
1
Red Admiral
1
Silvery Checkerspot
250+
Cabbage White
90
Clouded Sulphur
13
Orange Sulphur
10
Cloudless Sulfur
1
Sleepy Orange
7 to 8


Gossamer-wing

Eastern-Tailed Blue
28
Summer Azure
6
American Copper

Grey Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak



Swallowtails

Black Swallowtail
1
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
19
Pipevine Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail
5
Zebra Swallowtail
1


Skippers

Crossline Skipper*

Dun Skipper
1
Least Skipper
7
Fiery Skipper

Little Glassywing

Peck's
18
Tawny-Edged
1
Zabulon
10
Sachem
4 to 5
Common Checkered

Common Sootywing
1
Horace's Duskywing
1
Wild Indigo DW

Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Silver-Spotted Skipper
15


Total Number
550-600
Total Species
36



APRIL 2018
Owl - by bridge
Black Salamander - under log
Swallowtail Butterfly
Brown-headed Cowbird
Goldfinches -  Male and Female

MAY 2018
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - on bird feeders
Eastern Box Turtle
Earthworms
Fowler's Toads
Bobcat 
Red-winged Blackbird

JUNE 2018 
Cedar Waxwing
White-tail Deer
Fox
Snapping Turtle Hatchling

JULY 2018
Mouse
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chipping Sparrow
Wood Thrush
Common Yellowthroat
White-tail Deer - including a juvenile buck
American Toads
Box Turtle
Black Rat Snake
Rabbit
Cooper's Hawk

AUGUST 2018
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Beaver - small one at Pebble Beach
Bald Eagle
Eastern Box Turtle
Huckleberry Emperor Butterfly
Groundhog

SEPTEMBER 2018
Bald Eagles
Monarch Butterflies and Caterpillars
Chipmunk - near patio
Black Vultures
Cardinals

OCTOBER 2018
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagles - spotted twice
Sparrows
Grey Fox
White-tail Deer

NOVEMBER 2018
Scat:  Raccoon, white-tail deer, rabbit, and coyote
Mockingbird
Osage Orange fruit

DECEMBER 2018
Raven
Tom Turkey and 3 Hens

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