Butterfly sighting

Jul 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing bogs
Bayfield County

10% sun, 64-68 degrees F. Coastal bogs: Port Wing Boreal Forest West Unit, and Bibon Lake Bog, the two phenologicaly slowest bogs we study. A downpour of rain happened as soon as we finished, then a really big rain 1.5 days later. When we re-surveyed these two bogs in perfect weather July 25, our total was 46 Bog Coppers. The Bog Copper count July 23 was surprisingly high because all other other Bog Copper sites we visited in late July except one, and both other coastal bogs, had come way off their peaks already because the flight was far earlier than average.