Butterfly sighting

Jul 6 2018

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area
Portage County

9 1/3 hours. 65-83 degrees F, 100% sun. We surveyed sixteen 0.5 mile walking transects, including 15 of our 24 Regal Fritillary long-term monitoring units here. 95% of the butterflies listed here were found on transects, and 5% were found along the road. Nearly every unit broke its record high for Aphrodite Fritillaries, and this total count is probably our highest in a day anywhere. More than 96% of the Regal Fritillaries we saw were males.