Butterfly sighting

Aug 8 2015

Scott and Ann Swengelh

Location: Four bogs
Douglas County

We didn't have adequate acceptable weather to survey more than the four bogs with our most recent Purplish Fritillary sightings, and all of their roadsides. We think the Purplish Fritillary flight was past peak, although it topped our earlier count this year. The Purplish Fritillary count was higher than our best count in 2012 but lower than the counts in 2013, 2014, and most other years. All of the Purplish Fritillaries we saw were at Bear Lake Bog and its roadsides (both sides. especially west) and North Bear Lake and its west roadside. We also surveyed Lyman lake and Milchesky Road 1.15 miles. The Dorcas Copper was on North Bear Lake Bog, the same place we found our 1st Dorcas of the year on June 21.