Butterfly sighting

Jul 14

Rob Pendergast

Location: Emmons Creek SFA
Portage County

I was a little early, most vegetation was covered in dew yet. Ice Age Trail - Prairie of mostly bluestem; flowers included White Wild Indigo, Wild Bergamot, 3 types of Milkweed, Purple Coneflower, Catnip, Spiderwort (I think Bluejacket), Culver’s Root, and others. A small patch of the dreaded Creeping Bellflower was present on Emmons Creek Rd.

Also pictured: False Milkweed Bug and Henslow’s Sparrow.

False Milkweed Bug

False Milkweed Bug

Monarch

Monarch

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow