Butterfly sighting

Aug 22 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens
Jackson County

Sites along Brockway Road, Bauer Road, cemetery Road, and Dike 17. We saw 14 Leonard's Skippers today in matched sites where we saw only 2 on August 16. We think the main reason for the increase is new rainfall since August 16, not a large improvement in phenology for finding Leonard's Skippers here. All 4 Peck's Skippers we've seen in the last 8 days were on Rough Blazingstars. It is unusual for us to see a Black Swallowtail here.