Butterfly sighting

Jul 1 2018

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland Wildlife Area
Portage County

3 hours. 76-82 degrees F, 15% sun. We saw more than 1,015 Aphrodite Fritillaries in the 1st two hours; then the weather declined drastically and butterfly activity stopped. 60% of the Aphrodites were found along roads, and 40% on the 5 walking surveys in the grassland we did. Only 1 of the 5 surveys was in a unit that we expect to be good for Regal Fritillaries, but we found Regals in all 5 units.