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Mount'N'Meadow Field Trip (8/7/2010)

Today August 7, from 9:30-1:30 I led a NJ Audubon walk on my property Mount'N'Meadow in Blairstown we had 9 particpants. Here is some of what we saw: 28 species of birds including Red-tailed hawk, Turkey vulture, black vulture, 3 turkeys with 8 young, chimney swift,  at least 20 ruby-throated hummingbirds at the feeders ( I am on my 65th pound of sugar so far), tree swallow, pileated, blue-gray gnatcatcher, veery, catbird, a beautiful male indigo bunting at the feeder, a 70 pound black bear, a porcupine and 19 species of butterflies including tiger, black, spicebush swallowtails, painted lady, red admiral, common sootywing, juvenal's duskywing, great spangled fritillary, pearl crescent, least skipper, silver spotted skipper, pecks skipper, common ringlet, c wood nymph, monarch, eastern tailed blue, cabbage, clouded sulphur & orange sulphur.

- Dennis Briede

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