Butterfly sighting

May 13

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Saw no butterflies along Stolte Road in Fish Lake SWA. Got to Crex Meadows SWA, saw FOY Olympia Marble just south of Crex Ridge Road. Got to north edge of Reed Lake, hiked in swale here, saw FOY "blue" in flight. Checked wet mud and saw six Silvery Blues at a time. Single Duskywing Skipper was nectaring at violet--Dreamy/Sleepy. Season is a week or more behind normal. Surprised to see no overwintering guys, and no Painted Ladies or Red Admirals.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue