Butterfly sighting

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Surveyed 8 grassland tracts with a variety of recent management types using approximately 800 meter transects, mainly to check for Purplish Coppers. All of the Purplish Coppers were in three of the patches managed most recently with haying or extensive. Three sites were hayed or mostly hayed in late summer 1-2 years ago, one was extensively mowed a year ago, one was burned twice about 5 years ago, one was burned in 2022, one was grazed up until about 4 years ago, and one is being grazed now.