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Butterfly Pond

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The little puddle we've called "Butterfly Pond" (Steve Hart)
Blue Copper (Steve Hart)
Propertius Duskywing? (Steve Hart)
California Tortoiseshell (Steve Hart)


This is a vernal pool adjacent to the Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail. What makes it worthy of note is the large number of butterflies that frequent the place in early spring. It's common to see 50-80 butterflies at once of 4 or 5 species flitting about the pond, drinking and mating.

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