open with sparse sedges, fescue and vetch present. It was fairly moist with no false hellebore present.
Jeff Bernatowicz and Joan St. Hilaire found this site July 3, 2008. We observed 35 Mardons in this large timber sale unit. The unit is regenerating fairly well; conifer encroachment is the primary threat to this site. Butterflies were using a large landing and old skid roads that had been seeded in with fescue. Mardons were seen nectaring on clover. Butterflies appeared to have emerged long ago due to heavy wear and faded coloring on the wings. There was a large patch of tall timothy grass that the butterflies were flying through. No false hellebore or moist areas were present.