2010 Butterfly Count – July 9, 2010

We had good weather for the count.  Some past years have been rainy or cool or both, but this year it was comfortably warm and sunny.  Mike Reese, Ann Thering and Allen Blake Sheldon came to help count.

Here’s our list.  We saw 37 species, 598 individuals.  That’s the highest number of individuals we’ve ever had on a count, and one less than the highest number of species.

Here are Ann and Al taking pictures of a hairstreak.

Then they realized I was taking a picture of them taking pictures.

Dueling photographers – this is Mike Reese.

Al looked for snakes – especially on the rocks behind the house – but didn’t find any.