Montana Outdoors

June 18, 2011

High ridge butterfly

Filed under: Butterflies, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:14 pm

Last fall while hunting not far from here my son and I caught just a glimpse of a very large mule deer buck. Now that he is growing his new set of antlers we thought that perhaps we might be able to find the ones he shed in about January and so we hiked up to the high ridge where he makes his home. No luck finding the antlers, but just being on that steep and beautiful ridge that is covered with tall grass and flowers was worth all of the effort it took to get up there; and this butterfly was making it his home too:

High ridge butterfly

Johnson’s Hairstreak ~ Callophrys johnsoni

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