Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Little Bonne Femme Creek gravel bar in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia, MissouriLittle Bonne Femme Creek gravel bar

High Ridge Trail, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia, MissouriHigh Ridge Trail

Rock Bridge Insects

Insect Checklist

Insect Checklist formatted to print as a booklet

Wildflowers planted near Hickam Cabin attract a wide variety of butterflies such as this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus). Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus

The Springbrook Trail is a reliable place to find Falcate Orangetips (Anthocharis midea) in April and May. Falcate Orangetip, Anthocharis midea

Shooting Star Bluff in the Gans Creek Wild Area gets its name from the abundant flowers (Dodecatheon meadia) growing in the glade. Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia

The bridge over Little Bonne Femme Creek on the Springbrook Trail is one of my favorite spots in Rock Bridge. The gravel bar and mud banks are great places to find Common Shore Tiger Beetles (Cicindela repanda). In October 2011, I found a Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia) caterpillar crawling through the shoreline vegetation. Common Shore Tiger Beetle, Cicindela repanda

updated 11 December 2011