Butterfly sighting

Jul 2 2016

SWBA Field Trip, 16 participants

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

This was an ideal day for the field trip. Skippers and Hairstreaks were the predominate species. Reported numbers were minimums with many of them actually being much higher. Several participants were able to add a number of species to their life lists. After the Sandhill trip, we went to a nearby bog where Bog Coppers were observed. Thanks to Dan Sonnenberg for sharing his photos for this submission. Some of the Mourning Cloaks seemed to take a special interest in our tires.

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary