Butterfly sighting

May 30 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs 13-16 miles east of Fifield
Price County

Eight bogs on the 4 roads of the rectangle formed by Highway 70 (bog on south), Forest Road 505/Hemlock Road (2 bogs on east), Forest Road 136/Gates lake Road (bog on south), and Forest Road 137/Riley Lake Road (3 bogs on east, one on west). We also surveyed 2 bog roadsides and counted Tiger Swallowtails along the road as we drove. The Frigga Fritillary and Jutta Arctic counts at our long-term monitoring sites are lower than usual. The bogs were wetter than average, which is not a good risk factor for finding high numbers of those two species.