Sighting for July 11, 2021

Brian McGurgan

Campbell Creek Bike Trail (south of Tudor Road, west of Elmore Road)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

We’ve had a week of chilly weather here with drizzly rain and strong winds some days so little chance for butterfly activity. In the morning we went to a couple of spots where I can usually find some butterflies but with temperatures in the fifties, overcast skies, and strong wind, I didn’t see any at all. By mid afternoon the wind had calmed and the sun finally broke through the clouds, pushing temperatures into the low sixties. I checked one of my favorite spots along the Campbell Creek Trail and found silvery blues chasing each other among lupine and other wildflowers in small bright openings in the woods off the trail. There were more mosquitos and little white moths than butterflies, but it was a pleasure spending time getting photos of the silvery blues.

  • Silvery Blue 10
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue