Sighting for July 23, 2019

John and Nancy Crosby

Clay Butte on the West end of Beartooth Hwy.
Park County, WY

At nearby Pilot-Index Overlooked we ran through a sagebrush meadow chasing the Hayden’s Ringlet and finally got a photo! 10 of the common alpines were there also. All the others were on a hike up Clay Butte almost to the top. but there were few butterflies closer to the top at higher elevations due to the existing snow and cold temperatures. We saw 35-40 sulphurs which we could not ID as kept their distance.

  • Checkered White 5
  • Sara Orangetip 12
  • Dotted Blue 3
  • Silvery Blue 50
  • Great Basin Fritillary 15
  • Relict Fritillary 3
  • Sagebrush Checkerspot 2
  • Field Crescent 2
  • Edith's Checkerspot 2
  • Hoary Comma 40
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 8
  • Painted Lady 75
  • Hayden's Ringlet 5
  • Common Alpine 14
  • Sonoran Skipper 3