All of these butterflies were found in central Massachusetts July-September 2017.
Warming temperatures and rain during the second week of January contributed to significant snow melt. Winter tracking can be a challenge when only intermittent patches of snow remain in the woods. There was just enough at Quabbin Gate 40 on 1/11 and at Barre Falls Dam on 1/14 to present tracking students with identification challenges.
Remember: don't just look at the tracks themselves, but also study the patterns and learn about the different types of animal movements--trotting, walking, loping, bounding, etc.