Butterfly sighting

Sep 25 2014

Armund Bartz

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area
Crawford County

While driving along the base of the Hogback on the east side pondering management ideas I spotted a female regal. I hopped out for a closer look and she first appeared to be laying eggs but as I followed her between short flights and rests I could see she was just basking to warm up in the mid morning hours.