Butterfly sighting

Aug 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 8 bogs and 7 bog roadsides near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Same bogs surveyed July 13 and July 24 or 26. 9:50 am to 2 pm, 77 to 87 degrees F, 90% sun, light wind. Most or all of these bogs had Bog Coppers and Dorcas Coppers on July 13 and July 24/26. Today we found Bog Coppers on 5 of the bogs and Dorcas Coppers on 2 of them, for a minimum 27-day flight of those species on those bogs. We saw 50 Purplish Fritillaries at the bogs along County A; 30 at Bear Lake North (>25 of them along the road, mostly west of road) and 20 at Bear Lake Bog (11 of them well out on the bog). The Striped Hairstreak was at Lyman lake Bog and the Appalachian Brown was in the Moose Junction West bog. It is unusual for us to see no Common Ringlets in these bogs on our early August visits.