Butterfly sighting

Sep 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

1.75 hours. The Meadow Fritillary here was our 6th kind of fritillary seen today, combined with sightings at Buena Vista WA. This is close to our latest date in the year, or is our latest date, for seeing Variegated, Aphrodite, Great Spangled, and Silver-bordered Fritillaries. Lots of fresh male Purplish Coppers, so this flight could last a while longer: 45 of the Purplish Coppers were along Apache Avenue east of County Hwy W (44 of them on the south side), 5 were along Archer Avenue west of County Hwy W, and one was well south of Archer.