Butterfly sighting

Jun 29 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Douglas Buege

Location: Within 7 1/2 mile radius from Mud Lake W. A.
Columbia County

This was a NABA Butterfly Count. Only 23 species, the lowest in 22 years of counting. Record high for Hackberry Emperor. Also up were E. Comma, Summer Azures, European Skippers and Least Skipper. No hairstreaks is exceptionally low. Monarchs were low. The Brush-tipped Emerald is a county record. Eyed Brown and European Skipper photos were taken by Douglas Buege.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Brush-tipped Emerald

Brush-tipped Emerald

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record