Butterfly sighting

May 17 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Riley Lake Bogs 4
Price County

4 Bogs along Forest Road 137 (Riley lake Road), 1 along FR 136 (Gates lake Road), and 2 along FR 505 (Hemlock Road). 8:47-2:25 am, 52-65 degrees F, 75% sunshine, wind west 2-8 mph. The only Freija we saw was in the phenologically fastest Wisconsin Freija site that we regularly visit, and the best site for them out of these bogs, south of FR 136. We have seen Red-disked Alpines at all 7 bogs, so their flight must not have been detectable yet. The Green Comma was in a bog east of FR 505.