Butterfly sighting

Aug 9 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

I returned to the prairie for the 2nd time this week in hopes of seeing a Regal fritillary. Unfortunately, a work crew was on the ridge removing invasives, so I walked other parts of the prairie. I returned to the area after the crew left and was rewarded with a sighting of one Regal. I was too excited to get a clear picture.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple