Indispensable Guide to Good Butterfly Sites
April 5, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The Massachusetts Butterfly Club Guide to Good Butterfly Sites
From the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands, this guide will lead you through twenty six of the best butterfly locations in the state. Massachusetts Butterfly club field experts describe each site in detail, with original trail maps, sightings lists, directions, and hot tips. Edited by Sharon Stichter, with maps by Richard Hildreth.
Excerpt from Gloucester’s own Doug Savich, writing about Waring Field and the Cranberry Marsh ~ “Waring Field is a five acre meadow surrounded by trees and shrubs. It is owned by the town of Rockport and is cut for hay once or twice a year. A small stream runs across the meadow. Waring field is home to a number of meadow species. Be sure to check the flowering shrubs and wildflowers that grow along the edges of the field.”
At Waring Field and the Cranberry Marsh, I often find assemblages of Pearly Crescentspots and Silver-bordered Fritillaries on the wing and nectaring at goldenrod.
The Massachusetts Butterfly Guide to Good Butterfly Sites is available to purchase from the MBC website.