North American Butterfly Association
farrell dr. 2 miles west of pinecliffe 8,200' elevation
Gilpin County, CO
we had 18” of snow yesterday. today the temperature raised to 55 F melting most of the snow and bringing out a few butterflies along farrell dr. i was out later in the day around 2:30 to 3:30 pm. i included a photo of farrell dr. the creek runs along near the road but isn’t visible in the picture. the 3 Green Commas that I saw and photographed each have a slightly different dot pattern on the rear wings. i have noticed that farrell dr often has species variation in the butterflies, especially the commas.
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