Butterfly sightings for August 2008

Aug 1 2008

Thomas Schultz

Location: My home in the town of Brooklyn.
Green Lake County

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1 2008

Mike Reese

Location: several areas in western part of the county
Waushara County

Hiked a part of the Ice Age Trail that I had never been on before. The Karner Blues are the first I have seen this year from the second generation in Waushara County.

Aug 1 2008

Tom Poklen

Location: Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 2 2008

Dave Hanson, Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

Aug 2 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

Edward's Hairstreak was a surprise and it wasnt' all that worn.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 2 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Not many individuals but 26 species overall. Highlight was my first-ever SILVER-SPOTTED SKIPPER here in far northern Wisconsin (alas, no photo).

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Aug 2 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha, in my front flower bed
Winnebago County

This poor thing looks like he has been through a lot..holes and tattered.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 2 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch near Brodhead
Green County

This includes the gravel trail by the boat landing.

Aug 2 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Home (south Madison & near Oregon (Fitchburg)
Dane County

2 of the monarchs were near home, the rest of sightings were near Oregon where I have a garden plot.

Aug 3 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Three species observed today that I didn't see yesterday...

Aug 3 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha in my back yard flower bed
Winnebago County

It was pretty windy and hard to get a picture of the Monarch because he was sitting on a butterfly bush flower and it was moving all over...he looked liked he didn't mind the ride. The Red-spotted Purple was here the day before in the front flower bed.

Monarch

Monarch

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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Aug 3 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA near Albany
Green County

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Peterson Creek Fishing Area
Portage County

The Swamp Thistle are looking spectacular in the wet meadows between the woods and stream. Poor numbers of butterflies on a two hour hike. Otter seen by the creek, Haploa Moths still flying, found one Macaria oweni in the woods (new moth species for me).

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Aug 3 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Buena Vista
Portage County

Started clouding up as I arrived, fair amount of wind. Only stayed 1/2 hour.

Aug 3 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It clouded up soon after I went out. I believe that the Viceroy is the first butterfly that I've seen nectaring on Rattlesnake Master.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 4 2008

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Also saw my first Great Spreadwing of the season.

Aug 4 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Too humid to stay out long. Small list despite the beautiful summer flowers.

Aug 4 2008

Michael

Location: 1400 block of east main street, Madison; VERY urban area
Dane County

Red Admiral was perched on outside cover to air conditioner. Red Spotted Purple was perched on a black plastic trash bad which covers a pair of rabbit ears tv antenna. Both sited inside of a one hour period, and a day when it had been extremely stormy, during a tornado watch.

Aug 4 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 springs Eway, sanitation ponds
Dane County

I had better success bird watching. I saw 7 to 9 sandhill cranes, 2 great blue herons, and a yellow headed blackbird.

Aug 5 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth and Vermont Township (Western Dane Co.)
Dane County

Most were sighted at Vermont Lutheran Church cemetery, but the orange sulphur was seen in Black Earth.

Aug 5 2008

Natalie Serna

Location: Pell Lake, WI
Walworth County

Feeding on my Cosmos in the garden

Aug 5 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Bong Recreation Area
Kenosha County

Lovely day, lovely flowers.

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Aug 5 2008

Ann Thering

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Aug 5 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth R. Prairie area
Dane County

Aug 5 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Everything but the Monarch was seen this evening in my Oregano patch. There are thistles and blazing stars blossoming nearby, but they are practically ignored by the butterflies.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5 2008

Thomas Schultz

Location: White River Marsh -- along Dead End Rd. (off Hwy. D, north of Princeton)
Green Lake County

One of the Giant Swallowtails was found dead on Hwy. D., and one of the Red-spotted Purples appeared to be a hybrid -- with a white bar across each forewing.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

After last year's Red Admiral abundance it seems strange that my best butterfly today was a Red Admiral.

Aug 6 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Rained several times but had a couple of hours between the drops to see a few things. Attached is an additional hairstreak that was so worn that it was unidentifiable, but it still flew away!

Aug 6 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Tyler Forks Muskeg south of Shirley Lake
Iron County

Most of the coppers were quite worn. Also had a nice Dragonhunter.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Aug 7 2008

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: various locations
Douglas County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha home, my side yard flower bed
Winnebago County

The cabbage whites are so fast compared to the Monarch who like to take their time and enjoy the flowers in my yard

Aug 7 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Lots of Wandering Gliders.

Aug 8 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha flower bed
Winnebago County

Most of the butterflies that I find in my flower gardens enjoy the purple coneflowers.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 8 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 springs E-way near Madison
Dane County

Also spotted indigo buntings, 1 male, 2 females. Only the male is the vivid blue.

Aug 8 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It's my son's wedding day, so I only had about 10 minutes to spend on butterfly watching.

Aug 8 2008

Mike Reese

Location: several areas including Baxter Lane and Blue River SNAs
Grant County

I finally made it to the Baxter Lane area to see the rattlesnakes that Todd Sima saw there on June 28, 2007.
http://www.wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterflies/sightings/697

They are still there!

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 8 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Aug 9 2008

Judith Huf

Location: WE Energies property near St. Francis Woods
Milwaukee County

This open sunny meadow has many beautiful native prairie flowers but is heavily infested in the center with clovers and alfalfa, which accounts for the large number of Orange Sulphurs.

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Aug 9 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Mostly sunny but barely in 70's and north winds ~15 mph. Lots of nectar sources but fewer butterflies than last weekend.

Aug 9 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Peterson Creek Fishing Area
Portage County

Elderberry Longhorn flying in the wet meadow was a highlight of the morning.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 9 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buzz Besadny Fishery Kewaunee,wi.
Kewaunee County

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Aug 9 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg, near County D & M
Dane County

Aug 9 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA near Albany
Green County

Aug 9 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat landing near Brodhead
Green County

Aug 9 2008

SWBA Field Trip: 14 participants

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

We stopped at three areas in Avoca and also the Blue River Sand Barrens SNA where we did see an American Lady.

Aug 10 2008

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: 2 mile stretch of Brink's Road
Bayfield County

Aug 10 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Magnolia Bluff County Park
Rock County

I spent well over an hour walking around and only saw this one butterfly.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha home, in my flower gardens
Winnebago County

He went from coneflower to coneflower around the garden...

★ = New county photo record

Aug 10 2008

Peter Fissel

Location: Lake Mills Wildlife Area - Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

Surprised to see only the one Red Admiral - at about the same time last year at this location, there were hundreds.

Aug 10 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Overnight lows in the upper 30's. Slim pickings despite sunshine and warm-up into 70's.

Aug 10 2008

Jeanette Klodzen

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Aug 10 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Cabbage Whites were everywhere. Besides the butterflies, I also saw a Snowberry Clearwing moth feeding from a Swamp Milkweed.

Aug 10 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The Red-spotted Purple had partial white stripes on its forewings.

Aug 10 2008

Andy Paulios

Pierce County

Aug 10 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Aug 11 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 11 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Wazee area
Jackson County

Lots of Liatris in flower. Not much nectaring on it yet.

Aug 11 2008

Rich Gillard

Location: downtown Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black-form female near the Amtrak station and 2 blocks from the Milwaukee River

Aug 11 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Schurch Thompson
Iowa County

Aug 13 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 Srpings Eway, sanitation ponds
Dane County

2 of the tiger swallowtails were seen elsewhere in Madison.

Aug 13 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was getting late when I was out today.

Aug 13 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Aug 14 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

Mostly cloudy until about 4:00 and then the Karner Blues started perching and feeding on dotted horsemint, the first I had seen them nectar on this plant.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: 2 mile stretch of Brink's Road
Bayfield County

Same location as D. Hanson and D. Bratley on Aug 10.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2008

JEFF MROCZEK

Location: Dundee,Kettle Moraine Lake
Fond du Lac County

Aug 15 2008

JEFF MROCZEK

Location: DUNDEE, KETTLE MORAINE LAKE
Fond du Lac County

Aug 15 2008

Sandra L. Hudson

Location: Freedom Park Prescott WI Pierce County
Pierce County

Butterflies drawn to newly installed butterfly garden.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 15 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Lots of sulphurs but little else. Photo is of a small fly I have never seen before.

Aug 15 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Lodi Marsh SNA
Dane County

Aug 16 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Cook Arboretum
Rock County

Just stayed around the parking lot on the south end.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 16 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area,Navarino,wi
Shawano County

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 16 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

A fair amount of dwarf blazing star in bloom and rough blazing star was just starting. Also stopped by the Ice Age trail near Belleville...plenty of ripe blackberries (really good!) and mosquitoes (really bad!), but not so many butterflies.

Aug 16 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch near Brodhead
Green County

Aug 16 2008

Mary Stein

Location: garden
Waukesha County

Aug 16 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Went out in search of tiger beetles on some of the sandy beaches in Door County. Found four species out and about Cicindela punctulata, C.repanda. C.hirticollis rhodensis and C. doudecimguttata. The rhodensis where common and found with complete maculations to no markings. Also Stictoleptura canadensis (a black and red longhorn)a real nice surprise.

Aug 16 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Petenwell Dam area
Juneau County

Little Wood-Satyr is late for the central part of the state.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 16 2008

Tod Highsmith

Location: Princes Point SWA near Hebron, off Frommader Rd.
Jefferson County

I was amazed this Great Spangled Fritillary could still fly. Also saw several Lance-tipped Darners.

Aug 17 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch
Green County

Aug 17 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Emmons Creek Iceage Trail. Hartman segment.
Portage County

Nice area, Two swallowtails ,the female was black, neither would pose for a picture.

Aug 17 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2008

Kathryn Bishop

Location: My backyard
Chippewa County

I captured this picture of a Giant Swallowtail on my butterfly bush in my backyard. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon treat. I get a lot of attention from different butterflies on that bush but this is the first time I've been visited by a swallowtail.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2008

Dave

Location: Valders,in garden,on anise hyssop
Manitowoc County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Butterfly numbers way down. Had a nice Zebra Clubtail though.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Taylor Lane north of Grand View
Bayfield County

Aug 17 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Wedde Creek Fishery Area
Marquette County

Aug 17 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Chafee Creek south of Coloma
Waushara County

Lots of blazing star but little nectaring on it. The only Leonard's Skipper I saw was on the ground. The Northern Broken-Dash was fairly fresh.

Aug 17 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park on Lake Waubesa
Dane County

Aug 17 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Found the Hackberry sitting on the hood of my car waiting for me when I got back to the parking lot.

Aug 18 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Also saw a Julia, an escapee from the captive butterfly event at Olbrich this summer.

Aug 18 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

The photos are of butterflies and odes caught in spoon-leaf sundews. Those sundews are real predators!

Aug 18 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

The butterflies were attracted to my garden plot near Oregon. They especially like the zinnias.

Aug 19 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

First Mustard White that I have seen in August.

Aug 19 2008

Kathryn Bishop

Location: My backyard in Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

I found this Red Admiral on my deck attached to my solar lighthouse that I made out of flower pots. It was very still so I was able to get close for a photo.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 19 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Aug 19 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Finally the Leonard's Skippers are out at SGP! The rough blazing star is just barely starting to bloom. The robberflies were busy: saw one who had caught a huge grasshopper and another with a bumblebee breakfast.

Aug 19 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

The swallowtails and fritillary really liked the thistle flowers and it was fun to get in close and observe their feeding.

Aug 19 2008

Molly Fifield-Murray

Location: UW-Madison Arboretum
Dane County

Aug 20 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Wazee area
Jackson County

Karner Blues are still fairly fresh.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 20 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: Town of Menasha home, in my flower garden
Winnebago County

He was very fast moving in the garden...he went from plant to plant...

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 20 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Aug 21 2008

Dan and Mary Fisher

Location: Lowes Creek Road (wildflowers)
Eau Claire County

We reported one earlier this summer. It was new to us. It's (could be more than one) back now for the last week or so.

Aug 21 2008

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, north end of Sherman Ave., Madison
Dane County

Lots of thistle and joe-pye and other blossoms, but surprisingly little butterfly activity -- maybe it wasn't sunny enough? The water snake was a fun find ? if you look closely, you can see an engorged mosquito on its head.

Aug 22 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were all seen in my yard today. There were also several dark skippers that didn't cooperate for identification.

Aug 22 2008

Cathy Burrell

Location: Paddock Lake, WI
Kenosha County

I caught this Giant Swallowtail visiting my home garden. We rarely see these guys in my neck of the woods!

Aug 22 2008

Cathy Burrell

Location: Paddock Lake, WI
Kenosha County

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail visited my home garden. I have seen both males and females this summer.

Aug 22 2008

Tod Highsmith

Location: Token Creek County Park
Dane County

The real excitement was two different swarms of 25+ Green Darners in flight over the goldenrod meadows.

Aug 23 2008

Cindy Donegan

Location: park and flower garden
Kenosha County

Beautiful swallowtail and monarch in perfect condition. There were also many dragonflies and damselflies around the lagoon area. Though the light wasn't good, I took a photo of a damselfly mating wheel. While the photo isn't at all artistic, I was astounded to find all the mites on the male Orange Bluet.

Aug 23 2008

Larry Booth

Location: Fox Point, WI (Milwaukee northern suburb, two blocks from Lake Mich.)
Milwaukee County

The Giant Swallowtail was on Phlox in our garden. This is the first time I have seen this species here.

Aug 23 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Various sites in the western part of the county
Waushara County

Aug 23 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch
Green County

Aug 23 2008

Kathryn Bishop

Location: my backyard in Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

This is a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail that was enjoying the purple cone flower in my backyard. I saw it fluttering around and ran outside with my camera in time to get this close up.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 24 2008

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown/Sussex area
Washington County

These sightings are within the last 7-10 days, the oldest being the Eastern Tailed Blue.The Clouded Sulphurs were a mated pair. The female Eastern Tiger is a bit worn, but still nice to look at.

The Monarchs I spotted in four pairs cruising separate territories in a large meadow.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Aug 24 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Aug 24 2008

Jim Otto

Location: Near intersection of Woodland Rd. and Hwy 45 (new route)
Winnebago County

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 24 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Aug 24 2008

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Spring Green Reserve
Sauk County

Aug 24 2008

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Little Yellows found at the two western sites.

Aug 24 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 24 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Sunny but cool and breezy. Not much flying up here these days...

Aug 24 2008

Doug Kieser

Location: Downsville, Creamery Restaurant
Dunn County

Sighted while eating brunch - didn't have time to check what else may have been using the gardens here.

Aug 24 2008

Mike Radloff

Location: Kewaskum, golf course
Ozaukee County

sighted between eight to ten giant swallowtails while golfing on the course

Aug 25 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 9 Springs Eway, Madison
Dane County

Aug 25 2008

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

A couple of pics from my yard. The swallowtails are looking a bit worn.

Aug 26 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg and Madison, various locations
Dane County

Aug 26 2008

Andy Paulios

Location: Camelot Golf Club
Dodge County

Butterflies noted while playing golf.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 27 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Schurch Thompson
Iowa County

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

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☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 27 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch
Green County

Aug 28 2008

Kathryn Bishop

Location: My backyard in Northwest Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

I found this white butterfly on my petunias in my backyard.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 28 2008

Randy Krause

Location: Poynette home garden
Columbia County

Just a neat picture of a Monarch caterpillar.

Aug 30 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 30 2008

Curt Rogers

Location: North side of Lake Como
Walworth County

We have been fortunate this summer in that we have had the, almost, continuous company of Monarchs, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Giant Swallowtails, Black Swallowtails and White Sulfers, for the last 3-4 weeks. Guess it helps to have three different kinds on milkweed, butterfly bushs, dill, Queen Ann's lace, etc. in your garden. What a difference from last year when we were just installing these plants at our new home.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 30 2008

Kathryn Bishop

Location: My Backyard in Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Here is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail that visited us today. This one looks like it is missing the tail. It was on my butterfly bush. I can't believe all of the butterflies that come to that bush!

Aug 30 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Tyler Forks Muskeg south of Shirley Lake
Iron County

Late Bog Copper. Also had a possible dark Arctic sp. and two Fritillary sp. that never stopped flying. Major highlight, though, was several SUBARCTIC DARNERS!

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 30 2008

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest
Jackson County

A partial list. Other insect highlights at Wildcat Flowage BRSF included a huge underwing moth, an American Pelecinid wasp, and a large (3 inch) moth caterpillar which was crossing the road.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 30 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd. area and Brule River SNA.
Florence County

Surprised to see the Coral Hairstreak, Summer Azure, and Common Branded Skippers. Also saw several Cicindela limbalis.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 31 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Home in Oneida,wi
Outagamie County

Aug 31 2008

Michael Kloeping

Location: Green Bay Botanical garden
Brown County

Aug 31 2008

Sharon Morgan

Location: My town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

The Monarchs and the Black Swallowtail enjoyed the lawn as I was watering the grass...they stayed around until I turned the sprinkler off. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was very fast moving on the butterfly bush...he kept turning and moving from flower to flower..please notice all the rips on the butterfly.

Aug 31 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake Boat Launch
Green County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 31 2008

Cindy Donegan

Location: Lincoln Park
Kenosha County

This location is a large grassy city park with a lagoon. Many small skippers, sulphurs and eastern tailed blues are usually present. Got a nice photo of an eastern tailed blue mating pair and widow skimmer. Dragonfly population seems to be dropping off a bit though I spotted several mating pair of dragonflies and damselflies within the last few days. Lots of blue dashers are still present.

Aug 31 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

The 2 bees that I photographed were moving around on a small sandstone as if they were puddling on it. The stone and the surrounding sand were dry and there was nothing obvious on the stone. I've never observed this type of behavior before.