Recent sightings

Oct 22

Kim Lawler

Location: West of golf course in Spring Valley, WI
Pierce County

Sunny, 62°,slight breeze. On annuals near porch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 74 degrees.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 21

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Strickers Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Only one butterfly today, but some cool birds. Four juvenile Double-crested Cormorants at Strickers, one swimming, 3 sitting on a log--I've never seen cormorants at Strickers before. Also lots of kinglets over at the neighboring pond, Tiedeman Pond. Couldn't tell if they were ruby-crowned or golden-crowned but there were LOTS of them.

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: Field off of Division Rd. in Germantown
Washington County

Oct 20

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

The painted lady was depositing eggs on thistles

Oct 20

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs State Park near Upper Mud Lake
Dane County

Warm sunny day. Not many butterflies; forbs are all dried up. Surprised to see several Buckeyes.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 20

Ryan Brady

Location: Bark Point west of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

70+ degrees.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Painted Lady, Checkered White

Painted Lady, Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Oct 20

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Oct 20

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 20

Alex Harman

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Oct 20

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and low 70's.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 20

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 58 degrees to start and then warming into the 70's.

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

mild, about 69 and sunny.

Oct 19

Dale Bonk

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

The Sachem were half male and half female.

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 19

Douglas Buege

Location: East Johnson Street, near Fordem Avenue
Dane County

Oct 19

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

First Fiery Skipper in Waushara Co. since 2012 (female).

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 72 degrees.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 68 degrees.

American Lady

American Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Oct 18

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard and meadow & Sister inlaws yard (E. on other side on cornfield)
Marquette County

70° Sunny. Viceroy, Red Admiral and Gray Hairstreak were in Doreen's sister's small orchard.
Viceroy gave us all a good look at <6 feet away.

Oct 18

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland Backyard
Dane County

It was warm today--quite a few pollinators in the sunny garden among the zinnias and the cosmos. The skippers were fast, and left and came back when I was attempting to photograph them.

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 18

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Glad to still be seeing Painted Ladies and Sachem.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 18

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy
Walworth County

Along pathway adjacent to restored prairie

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Oct 18

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 18

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 74 degrees.

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 18

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy
Kenosha County

Found in disburbed area adjacent to restored prairie...

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 18

Peter Sveiks

Location: Ice Age Trail by Holy Hill
Washington County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 18

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Upper sixties, sunny and breezy.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Oct 18

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 65 degrees, 9am.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Oct 18

Kim Lawler

Location: West of Spring Valley Golf Course,
Pierce County

Sunny, slight breeze, 60°,on annuals by porch of house

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 17

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Beautiful day! Temps in the 60's.

Oct 17

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

Mild day (70s), brisk winds. Very few flowers at the park, but butterflies were sighted on Zinnias and Mexican Sunflowers. There were other skippers, but I didn't get close enough to photograph them.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 17

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

high 60's with wind off the lake. The Fiery Skippers were two separate pairs in different gardens.

Oct 17

Alon Coppens

Location: East Side Hill neighborhood
Eau Claire County

I saw several butterflies but was not able to identify any till this one landed in a maple tree. Sunny, calm, high 60s.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 17

Judith Huf

Location: Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County

Mild and sunny. The butterflies had lots of purple clover to feed on in the mowed areas. It has certainly been a year for Painted Ladies.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Oct 17

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

70+ degrees - many insects active

Oct 17

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Oct 17

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA - Cty Rd O
Burnett County

70 degrees brought out a bazillion Asian Lady Beetles that put the crimp on walking the roads.

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 69 degrees.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 69 degrees.

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 57 degrees.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

Oct 16

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the trail around the Clubhouse Pond.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 16

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard
Marquette County

60° Sunny

Oct 16

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville Memorial Park
Grant County

A few additional Polygonia sp. were seen

Oct 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Seen while birding. Bird of the day- several Red Crossbills! Sunny and a bit windy.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 57 degrees.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 56 degrees.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Oct 16

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 13

Joan Braune

Location: near downtown Madison
Dane County

Oct 13

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center west of Ashland
Bayfield County

Tied for 3rd latest Bronze Copper! Cell phone pic attached.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Oct 12

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 11

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, south shore Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Oct 10

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Garden and Field Road
Marquette County

55° Mostly Cloudy. Buckeye was on the field road at noon. Photo is from 5" away with cell phone. Lady's were on the Zinnias.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 9

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

After an errand in Fitchburg, I stopped at the Monarch Way Station (and the adjacent zinnia patch) in McKee Park to see if the Painted Ladies were still around. They were. But the main event of the day was the skippers--lots of skippers. My numbers may be on the conservative side because the skippers were everywhere. Who'd have thought I'd ever say "oh, it's just another Sachem"? Besides the zinnias, there were Mexican sunflowers, plus red and white clover. There were many skippers alighting on the white clover, so counting (and identifying) those was hard. The other unusual thing was a painted lady landed on red clover and stayed there for quite awhile.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 9

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 9

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Sunny, light breeze 60s

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 9

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: East side of Madison across the street from our house
Dane County

Oct 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

64 degrees and sunny.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 9

Kim Lawler

Location: West of Spring Valley golf course
Pierce County

Sunny , 60’s , lslight breeze. Bees, Beetles, & butterfly were on my flowers by my porch.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady