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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Slow beginning to butterfly season.

Michigan's cold spring has made it difficult for us butterfly people.
Currently, only four species of butterflies have been reported in Ingham county, my home county.
Yesterday (April, 28) at Fenner Nature Center, It was nice to see 2 Mourning Cloaks, 9 Spring Azures (my first for 2015) and 4 Cabbage Whites. Eastern Comma has been seen previously.

This weekend I will be at Allegan SGA looking for a few Michigan butterflies that I have not seen in the state. Most notably Perius Duskywing, Frosted Elfin, and Cobweb Skipper. Given the cold spring it is most likely a week early, but it is supposed to be around 70 degrees. We will see what happens.

Allegan SGA is an extremely good place for butterflies. If you have not been there, check it out.
Try 48th street south of M-89 and 49th street north of M-89.

1 comment:

  1. I can sympathise with you. Butterflies started to appear here at the beginning of April. So far we have seen 8 species, but the weather has taken a turn for the worse and we have seen nothing for the last week.