Sighting for April 16, 2021

Brian McGurgan

Backyard, east Anchorage
Anchorage Municipality, AK

My first butterfly sighting of the 2021 season, on a sunny evening in mid-April with deep snow still covering much of the backyard. I found the Milbert’s tortoiseshell warming itself in bright late day sun on the side of our shed and speculate that it may have hibernated inside the shed or within a little bat box that hangs near where I saw the butterfly.

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Milbert's Tortoiseshell