Butterfly sighting

Jul 3 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

We walked about 11 miles in the grassland to survey 17 separate plots. We found Regal Fritillaries in 12 of the plots and Gray Coppers in 9. All of the Purplish Coppers were in the two northernmost patches of Buena Vista WA along Elm Road that are diagonal to one another east and west of the road. Three tries in a row we have found Purplish Copper in the NE corner of the southwestern patch of these two (a Wisconsin Society for Ornithology tract), in all cases northeast of the pond there.