Butterfly sighting

Aug 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Six management units in 5 patches. 1:40 hours. This is a relatively high Leonard's Skipper count in the Moquah Barrens area since before our counts of the species began rapidly declining in NW Wisconsin more than 5 years ago. Few Rough Blazingstars were flowering here this year, and we found at least 3 Leonard's Skippers nectaring on Smooth Aster or a plant that looks just like it.