Butterfly sighting

Jul 25 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

I found a way to cross the ditch today, so I was able to walk around in the bog rather than just look at it from the other side of the ditch. It was cloudy, so I didn't expect to see very much. I went over to where I saw the Bog Coppers the other day and found 2 females among the vegetation. The sun made a very brief appearance, and I spotted a male Bog Copper flying around. A few minutes later, I saw a butterfly that I never expected to find in the bog, an American Copper. The biggest surprise was that it was nectaring inside of a Pitcher-plant. I was glad that I decided to bring my camera, I almost didn't because the bog is floating and I was worried I might break through and get the camera wet. The cloudy sky made for some nice photos.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Sedge Sprite

Sedge Sprite

Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew