Today I completed the first of my butterfly surveys of the year. This survey is done on my property and covers a 1.5 mile walking loop. The survey covers many habitats including gardens (native and ornamental), deciduous forests, jack pine stands, fallow farm field, and little blue stem fields.
Today, I found three species on the survey. While not conducting the survey, I saw an additional species, Cabbage White (Pieris rapae). Here are the results from the survey:
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)-6
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)-12
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)-2