2019 Butterfly Count

The count was held on July 13, 2019.

Here are the counters – cheerful and cool before we started.  (It got very hot later on.)  Alon, Mike, Marcie, Joan, Tod and Craig.


And here’s the afternoon crew – Alon, Tod, Joan and Mike.

The afternoon part of the count is on the top of the hill, and across several open, sunny planted prairies.   Very hot!  So we drove up in the EV, and did some of our counting from there.

Here’s a link to the list of the butterflies we saw – 38 species.

We set up the moth lights the night before and saw some interesting moths, including one that was new for me – a Straight-lined Looper (Pseudeva purpurigera).


The next day, Alon took most of the good photos, but here are a few that I got.

Delaware Skipper


Least Skipper


Clytus ruricola – a Round-necked Longhorn Beetle