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Results of Browder Ridge 4th of July Butterfly Count

July 27, 2015    14th year
Compiler: Donald Gudehus, NABA Eugene-Springfield
23 species found at 2 sites
15 mile diameter circle is centered at the junction of Forest Development Roads 2655 and 503, Latitude: 44.3158, Longitude: -122.0855

Common Name Group 1
Subtotal
Group 2
Subtotal
Species
Total
Clodius Parnassian 23 3 26
Western Tiger Swallowtail 0 1 1
Pine White 4 1 5
Mustard White 1 0 1
Orange Sulphur 4 0 4
Blue Copper 3 3 6
Lilac-bordered Copper 2 1 3
Golden Hairstreak 1 0 1
Hedgerow Hairstreak 2 0 2
Gray Hairstreak 1 0 1
Anna's Blue 11 4 15
Atlantis Fritillary 1 0 1
Hydaspe Fritillary 48 12 60
Mylitta Crescent 4 0 4
Variable Checkerspot 0 1 1
Green Comma 2 0 2
Painted Lady 1 0 1
Lorquin's Admiral 4 0 4
California Sister 2 0 2
Great Basin Wood-nymph 3 0 3
Juba Skipper 0 1 1
Common Branded Skipper 12 6 18
Woodland Skipper 72 14 86
SUB-TOTAL INDIVIDUALS 201 47 248
NUMBER OF SPECIES 20 11 23
Fritillary spp. 11 0 11
Skipper spp. 2 0 2
Unknown sp. 1 0 1
TOTAL INDIVIDUALS 215 47 262

Group 1: This group did the driving/walking route that starts on Forest Service Road 15 near Blue River Reservoir, proceeds past Mann Creek and Wolf Meadows, then turns onto Roads 2650 (Frissell Ridge) and 1506, passing through the H. J. Andrews Experimentral Forest.
Time spent: 6.67 hrs: 10:50 am - 5:30 pm
Weather: 68 - 75° F, full sun, wind 0 - 10 mph

The members of Group 1 were Alison Center (co-leader and recorder), Linda Gilbert, and Lori Humphreys (co-leader).

Group 2: Starting from the trailhead at the end of Forest Service Road 35, this group hiked to the peak of Iron Mountain, then returned.
Time spent: 4.00 hrs: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Weather: 52 - 59° F, 30 - 80% sun, wind 0 - 5 mph

The members of Group 2 were David Hagen (co-leader) and Lois Hagen (co-leader and recorder).



Page design: Donald Gudehus and Neil Björklund.

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