Discover the diversity of Shawnee Forest-  Butterflies!

Shawnee and the Edge of Appalachia preserve offer some of the best
butterfly-watching north of the Ohio River. Racking up a list of  35 or
more species during the course of a  weekend isn't out of the question,
and many species will be found in huge numbers. In addition to large
numbers of common species like Pipevine Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail,
and Zebra Swallowtail, much rarer butterflies can be found. These
include, Gemmed Satyr,  Falcate Orange-tips and Silvery Blues. This
region of southernmost Ohio can also be great for speciality species like
Olive (Juniper)  Hairstreaks, Brown Elfin  and Pine Elfins

Both Saturday's specialty trip and Sunday quests are led by experts, and
you'll see many butterflies along with the botany. These trips should be
an excellent chance to improve butterfly identification skills, learn more
about butterfly natural history, and maybe even see some new species.

For more information about butterflies, click on the icons below:
Falcate Orange-tip
Silvery Blue
Tiger Swallowtails
Olive (Juniper) Hairstreak
Pipevine Swallowtail
Weedpicker's Journal- Butterfly and Flora Blog
Photos provided by:
Jim McCormac
Michelle Soski
"In the end we will conserve only what we love
we will love only what we understand and
we will understand only what we are taught."
Baba Dioum
Red-banded Hairstreak
-Click on photos to enlarge-

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