Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Since I missed last week's butterfly count at Riveredge because of visiting family, I decided to take advantage of the break in the hot weather to check out this beautiful area. 44 Swamp Metalmarks were found on the count, but scrupulously keeping to the path, I only managed to see two. Despite the drought, there were hundreds of Ebony Jewelwings flitting about the woods along with many other lovely Odonata. Also found some interesting beetles (not yet identified) on some raccoon scat that was filled with pieces of crayfish parts. I was intrigued by the amazing camouflage of a Question Mark with closed wings.
★ = New county photo record
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