Butterfly sighting

Jul 1

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Moose Junction and Amnicon Lake bogs
Douglas County

70% sun, 81 degrees F. 8 bogs + 5 bog roadsides: Moose Junction East and West, Chaffee-Foxboro, Milchesky Road 1.75, Milchesky 1.15, North Bear Creek, Bear Creek, and Lyman Lake. 13 of the 14 Dorcas Coppers where we could tell its gender were males. We found Dorcas Coppers at all but the two slowest sites--both on Milchesky Road. All of these sites also have Bog Copper populations. Ten Jutta Arctics on this late date shows that the flights are running later than average. The Variegated Fritillary was along the Milchesky 1.15 roadside.