Sighting for August 2, 2016

Brant Reif

Monarch Pass Trail, Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison County, CO

My boys and I hiked up the Monarch Pass Trail from the parking lot to the summit around noon. This was before the monsoon hit Colorado and rained on us for the next five days. I’m only indicating numbers for the species that we infrequently encountered.

  • Phoebus Parnassian
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur 1
  • Mead's Sulphur
  • Purplish Copper
  • Shasta Blue
  • Arctic Blue
  • Mormon Fritillary
  • Purplish Fritillary
  • Variable Checkerspot
  • Hoary Comma
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell
  • American Lady
  • Colorado Alpine
  • Chryxus Arctic