Hackberry Creek SWMA
Ecosystem: Elkhorn River frontage and oxbows, mixed woods, grasslands and marshes.
Looking for Butterflies: This is one of only two known public areas where Black Dash Skippers have be found. In addition rare Dion Skippers and Silver-bordered Fritillaries have also been recorded there.
Special Instructions for Visiting the Site: Black Dash Skippers have been found at the north edge of the area along an oxbow 42.18349 -98.16002. Most of their habitat is probably inaccessible to all but the most intrepid viewer with waders or with a floatation device. Dion Skippers and Silver-bordered Fritillaries have been found in the road ditch on the property’s eastern border (517th Ave.)
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Butterflies Present – NENHP S Rank
- Dion Skipper – S2
- Black Dash Skipper – S1
- Silver-bordered Fritillary – S1S2
- Monarch – S2
- Acadica Hairstreak
- Peck’s Skipper
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