Sighting for July 6, 2022

Brian McGurgan

Baxter Bog Park, Anchorage (61.18489° N, 149.75657° W)
Anchorage Municipality, AK

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds, breezy and 68° from 6:05 to 6:50pm. When I visited the bog last Thursday shortly after the Dorcas Coppers began eclosing, I saw only males. This evening there was a mix of both males and females present in the three spots on the east side of the bog that I checked, and in greater overall numbers. A probable Silver-bordered Fritillary was observed, but at too great a distance for confident identification. Mosquitos were abundant.

  • Dorcas Copper common

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper