Butterfly sighting

Jun 24 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Bog on north side of Highway 77, 8-9 miles east of Minong, 0.5 mile east of where Hwy 77 has a bridge over a railway. 58-61 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind west 5-15 mph. This is one of our 2 reliable Dorcas Copper sites (along with Lincoln County Highway 8 Bog) that produce the earliest individuals we can find. The Dorcas Coppers, Jutta Arctic, and one Harris' Checkerspot were on the bog. Everything else was along the Highway 77 roadside.