Butterfly sighting

Aug 24 2014

Aaron Carlson

Location: Coon Fork Barrens SNA
Eau Claire County

cloudy, 70's, skies cleared, warmed into the 80's, breezy throughout. Hiked nearly 2 miles through the oak/pine barrens in the eastern portion of the SNA. One Karner seen in open prairie, the other along the trail through a denser stand of jack pine. Tawny-edged Skipper seen ovipositing on an unknown, early-season grass.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Machimus sadyates?

Machimus sadyates?

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record