Sighting for July 4, 2019

John and Nancy Crosby

Hike to Bigelow Lake from Oregon Caves National Park Fire Evacuation Route.
Josephine County, OR

We went Oregon Caves Fire Evac Route to a T junction and took a right, then 0.5 miles & took another right on Forest Rd, 070 to the end to parking lot. Then we hiked to Bigelow Lake targeting Mariposa Copper in the Blueberry Bog & Johnson’s HS at the creek crossings in the trail. (10:15a-3:30p) Then we completed the Fire Evac Route and saw Anna’s Northern Blue, Echo Azures & Lilac-bordered copper as listed here.

  • Clodius Parnassian 8
  • Old World Swallowtail 2
  • Pale Swallowtail 4
  • Purplish Copper 4
  • Lilac-bordered Copper 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Spring Azure 40
  • Northern Blue 5
  • Greenish Blue 6
  • Arctic Blue 8
  • Zerene Fritillary 6
  • Atlantis Fritillary 4
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot 6
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 6
  • Arctic Skipper 2

Hoffmann's Checkerspot

Lilac-bordered Copper

Zerene Fritillary

Zerene Fritillary

Juniper Hairstreak

Clodius Parnassian

Clodius Parnassian

Pale Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Atlantis Fritillary

Arctic Blue