Butterfly sighting

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

Two bogs north of Moose Junction, a bog on Foxboro-Chaffee Road, two bogs south of Milchesky Road, North Bear Lake and Bear Lake Bogs along County Hwy A, and Lyman Lake Bog. The Bog Copper was at the 2nd fastest site, Moose Junction E. A total of 8 Dorcas Coppers were on 6 bogs--all but Moose E and Foxboro-Chaffee. The other 4 Dorcas Coppers and the only Greenish Blue were on the east roadside of Bear Lake Bog. We also saw 11 unidentified Speyerias. The Atlantis Fritillary and Harris' Checkerspot counts are relatively high, especially for Atlantis after it has had several low years.