Photographs from a July 18-27, 2013 butterfly trip to Wyoming and Montana in a
large area around Yellowstone National Park. Organized and guided by the
extraordinary Jim Brock, the rest of our group included four Canadians and four Americans -
one from Texas, one from Ohio, and two of us from New Mexico. A great group and a lot
of fun, with all of us getting a good number of 'lifer' butterflies.
From Thursday, July 18, to Saturday, July 20, we stayed at the
Virginian Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming before heading Sunday, July 21, to the Comfort Inn
in Red Lodge, Montana for the next 3 nights, and then to the Holiday Inn Express
in Lander, Wyoming for 3 more nights and then back to Jackson to wrap up the trip.
Each day, we'd head out to different spots in the area where Jim expected we'd see
specific species. Overall, we had excellent weather the whole time and ended up
seeing a great total of 104 butterfly species. A spreadsheet of the daily and trip list
can be downloaded in either
This first page shows a few of the sights other than butterflies - pages 2 and 3
show some of my butterfly pictures from the trip. Most have been identified correctly,
but there are certainly some that are incorrect, particularly for the fritillaries.
Any suggestions for changes or corrections are welcomed. My thanks to Jim and Rebecca
for catching some of my original mistakes and helping to identify a few that had me
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(opens in a new window), and right click to save a copy.