Butterfly sighting

Jun 7 2022

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

About 16 Karner Blue monitoring sites or patches and 12 Phlox Moth sites. Dike 17, Cemetery Road, Numerous Bauer-Brockway sites, several sites on Castle Mound Road, and Stanton Creek Road. Mostly cloudy to half sun, 65-80 degrees F. All Arctic Skippers were in the forested part of the walking road going west from the parking lot at Dike 17. Karner Blues were 134 males, 50 females, and 7 unknown; this 73% male-female ratio is close to what we usually get when the Jackson County brood is at its peak, but it wouldn't be surprising if Karner counts are still on the increase right now. We saw 125 Karner Blues in 1.1 hours along Stanton Creek Road and its pipeline ROW. Common Ringlets are having a really low year here.