Butterfly sighting

May 18 2014

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Hit five spots in Crex Meadows. Saw two "blues" in flight, but neither was seen long enough to get a positive ID. Spots where I've seen a couple dozen spring butterflies in previous years were totally devoid of any butterflies. No prunus, blueberry, or Juneberry in bloom. Some prairie buttercups were in bloom. Like the Barrens yesterday, the place is very behind the normal plant phenology.