Saturday, June 9, 2012

Karner Blue Butterfly Easement, Concord, NH

Today I went up to Concord, New Hampshire to the Karner Blue Butterfly Easement with hopes of finding and photographing a Karner Blue.  It was sunny, breezy and in the high 70s.  It was my first time to this site, and I had good luck!  It was a wonderful place to see butterflies.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

The Karner Blue!

Karner Blue

and again, the endangered Karner Blue

 Wild Blue Lupine

Wild Blue Lupine is the host plant for caterpillars of the Karner Blue

Red Admiral

Gray Hairstreak (very faded and worn)

Gray Hairstreak

Crossline Skipper (not certain)

Little Wood Satyr

Eight-spotted Forester Moth

Sachem Skipper (not certain)

Cabbage White

Sachem Skippers (not certain)

Sachem (again, unconfirmed)


  1. I am trying to attract butterflies and hummingbirds and I am going to get wild lupines because the karner blue butterfly likes them just in case there are any around :)

    1. Let me know if you have any luck, and I think it's great just to grow the lupine since in its wild form, it's also an endangered species. We need more people to try to grow it!