Field Trips and Events

Regal Fritillary Butterflies at Military Ridge, Iowa County

July 22, 2017
10:00 to 12:00 noon

Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area | Show Directions


From Mount Horeb, go west on State Highway 18/151 for about 10 miles to CTH T. Go south on CTH T approximately 0.5 mile. Park along the shoulder of the road at this point or in the parking lot with the Conservancy sign on the east side of the road.

Join Conservancy land manager Caleb Klima for a hike through the prairie in search of the rare regal fritillary butterfly. No sightings promised, but chances are good in July when regals take wing. The prairie will be in bloom, so wildflower sightings are likely, and Caleb will share the story of 20 years of citizen science monitoring of regals.

Limit 10 people; register by July 19th
To register, contact Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@tnc.org or 608-316-6426.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult. You’ll want good hiking shoes as terrain is quite hilly.

What to wear/bring: We suggest wearing sturdy, closed-toe footgear that can get wet. Wear long pants, and bring, a hat, drinking water, insect repellent and rain gear (if rain is forecast). There may be wild parsnip and poison ivy at this site, caution is advised. You may want to bring guide books, spotting scope, camera and binoculars if you have them.


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