Location: Standing Cedars SNA
noon-3:30 pm, started out cloudy, upper 60's. the sun gradually came out and it warmed into the 70's. quite humid. Saw several of either glassywings or dun skippers (I'm leaning towards glassywings). Saw one tail-less E. Tailed Blue, that had me hoping it was something else, until I got home and compared images. Overall, that was the most abundant sp. Saw a couple of huge (>1") robber flies. Quite the fearsome looking beast when I zoomed and cropped the picture I took. Right after taking the photo, it took off, then dive-bombed what may have been a six-spotted tiger beetle, then flew off with it. I saw more butterflies in the more natural parts of this property. The restored/planted prairie, while in full bloom with lots of nectar sources (and quite beautiful I might add), didn't yield as many sightings.
Great Spangled Fritillary
★ = New county photo record☆ = New county sighting record
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