Butterfly sighting

Aug 22 2022

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Leonard's Skipper long-term monitoring at sites with past sightings. We surveyed at several sites along Bauer Road and Brockway Road, and one stop of the car each at Cemetery Road, Stanton Creek Road, and Dike 17. We found about 50 Leonard's Skippers in the vicinity of Cemetery Road's junction with Lichtner (=Seils) Road. The next best areas for Leonard's were Bauer Cut and South Brockway West. Of the 30 Leonard's Skipper in which we could tell the gender, 16 were females. Today's was the only Common Checkered-Skipper we have seen this year.