Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dion Skipper - First for Algonquin

On July 18th I found a Dion Skipper in a sedge meadow - the first record of this butterfly for well-studied Algonquin Park.

This is the second new species of butterfly I've found in Algonquin, the first being a Fiery Skipper in last years large influx. I also found a new damselfly, Fragile Forktail, in 2011.

Lungwort is a distinctive lichen that turns green after rain. It is often hard to find as it is a favoured food of moose.

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