Sighting for June 14, 2017

Andy Birkey

Coldwater Spring, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Hennepin County, MN

I was surprised by the early season Little Yellow. First Question Marks I’ve found at this location, and European Skippers were everywhere. About 20 would jump up every step I took on the prairie trails. A humid and mostly cloudy day, 80s. Noon to 1pm, and again 4:30 to 5pm.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 11
  • Question Mark 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor common
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 10
  • European Skipper superabundant
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Question Mark

Little Yellow