Harlan Reservoir

Harlan County Reservoir

Harlan County

Biologically Unique Landscape: This site is made up of shelterbelts planted by the Corps of Engineers interspersed with native mixed grass prairies.

Looking for Butterflies: This is an excellent location for early spring collecting where butterflies gather on chokecherry, plum, lilac and aromatic sumac blossoms. This is the only site where Cobweb Skippers have been found in the state, a single individual ion May 2, 1989. Quite unexpectedly Henry’s Elfins have been found here on multiple years, indicating a population breeding on something other than Redbud, its hostplant in southeast Nebraska.

Special Instructions: The intersection of 706 Road and Corps road A and the Cedar Point Area is one good area for finding butterflies.

Links for More Information: https://corpslakes.erdc.dren.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?ID=G507330

  Other sites nearby: Macon Lakes WPA, Limestone Bluffs SWMA

Butterflies Present (NENHP S Rank):

Cobweb Skipper, Bryan Reynolds
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Olive Hairstrteak, Jonathan Nikkila
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