Butterfly sighting

Aug 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Bogs and their roadsides
Douglas County

25% sun, 70-77 degrees F. Surveyed the same 4 bogs and bog roadsides as on July 23 hoping to see a Purplish Fritillary: Bear Lake, North Bear, Milchesky 1.15, and Lyman Lake. In >20 years of surveying for the species 2 times a year, the last 8 years are our lowest through 8th lowest years for Purplish Fritillaries---all peak counts from years up through 2012 are higher than every year 2013-2020.