Recent sightings

Oct 22

Mike Reese

Location: Port Washington Coal Dock
Ozaukee County

60 degrees and sunny, 2:00-2:45

Oct 22

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

Sunny and 55 at noon. A couple butterflies were missed by frosts.

Oct 21

Daniel Jackson

Location: Rural Chaseburg
Vernon County

Hard frost but the sun came out and it warmed to 50 F. One Autumn Meadowhawk and one Eastern Comma out and about.

Oct 21

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green SNA
Grant County

Oct 21

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

After yesterday's taste of winter (cold, windy, brief snow showers) today felt much warmer. Besides the flock of Goldfinches, not much was flying around.

Oct 18

Alex Harman

Location: Eagle Valley Nature Preserve
Grant County

Additionally 1 unidentified Polygonia

Oct 18

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Oct 18

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Cty Z and Country Club Road
Winnebago County

While gardening

Oct 18

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

Few nectar sources available.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 18

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Also spotted one Polygonia spp. Almost all were nectaring on New England asters.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral, Monarch

Red Admiral, Monarch

Oct 18

Douglas Buege

Location: O'Keeffe Middle School
Dane County

Oct 17

Fred Dike

Location: browntown Cadiz Springs Rec area
Green County

sunny breezy- high forties early afternoon

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Oct 17

Peter Sveiks

Location: West side of Appleton
Outagamie County

Cool and sunny afternoon

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Oct 16

Alex Harman

Location: Eldred Prairie
Grant County

In addition, 1 unidentified Polygonia spp.

Oct 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Oct 16

Rory Williams

Location: Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Helped me pick apples

Oct 16

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Not as many as I thought there would be. 59 degrees from 3:00-4:30.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 16

Mike Reese

Location: Horicon NWR
Dodge County

I hiked some on the trails hoping to see some butterflies but saw none. I drove the auto loop from Hwy 49 and saw a Monarch fly across in front of me. I counted 9 Isabella Tiger Moth caterpillars (woolly bears) crossing the road.

Oct 16

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Oct 14

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

At noon it was 52 degrees and partly sunny. I wasn't expecting to see any butterflies. The Red Admiral was very fresh looking

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 10

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska around L B White
La Crosse County

Oct 10

Fred Dike

Location: dyreson Rd roadside
Dane County

late AM

Oct 10

Fred Dike

Location: Kroncke Rd
Columbia County

mid afternoon

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: lower yahara bike trail bridge
Dane County

mid morning

Oct 9

Rory Williams

Location: Our Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

The Monarch had a broken/severely damaged wing but was still making good time going south

Oct 9

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the prairie loop around the Forest Beach property - beautiful, breezy day in the 70's with dramatic clouds. Not many dragonflies left.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Oct 9

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

66 degrees and sunny!! Fresh female Fiery Skipper. Also only the eighth report this year for Painted Lady in Wisconsin and probably only the seventh individual reported since there were two reports that included one on two consecutive days, and only with one report with two individuals.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 9

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County