Joan St. Hilaire and Jeff Bernatowicz found this site June 26, 2008. We observed 12 Mardon skipper males and two were caught for species verification. This site was an old timber sale unit with a small wet area that had false hellebore present. Mardons were observed at the southern, upper end of the unit along an old skid road. The primary threat at this site is conifer encroachment. Sparse patches of fescue and sedges with a lot of bare ground were present at this site. Mardon skippers were seen nectaring on vetch.
Joan St. Hilaire and Jeff Bernatowicz found this site on their way to Pinegrass 1. We observed 1 Mardon skipper on the side of the road July 1, 2008. This site is an old timber sale unit that is still fairly open with Fescue and sedges present. We later found this to be the same site as Xerces Pinegrass Zero. Refer to Xerces report (Jepsen et al. 2008).
Jeff Bernatowicz and Joan St. Hilaire discovered this site July 3, 2008. We observed 1 individual. It was cool and partly cloudy, not ideal weather to observe butterflies. Bernie and William Moore revisited this site on July 10, 2008 and observed 6 individuals. This site is an old logging landing and used as a hunter camp site during November. Vegetation is sparse and the ground is compact and highly disturbed. Fescue has been seeded in from the timber sale.