Butterfly sighting

Jul 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

3.5 hours. One barrens surveyed for Karner Blues (approx. 49th brood counted out of the last 50 here), 2 sites mainly for Purplish and Bronze Coppers, and 5 sites mainly for Regal Fritillaries and Gray Coppers. The Karner Blue count is the highest we've gotten at this site in several years. We saw 12 male, 1 female, and 1 unknown gender Regal Fritillary. 99% of the Regals we've seen well enough to identify gender this year were males.