Recent sightings

Oct 19

Terry Mortier

Location: Birkmose Park, Hudson
St. Croix County

Warm and sunny afternoon.

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 19

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Horicon Marsh Nature and Education Center
Dodge County

Calm, 60 deg., mostly cloudy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 18

Tom Ehrlichmann

Location: Stockholm Township
Pepin County

Mid 50’s. Sunny&breezy

Oct 18

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

mild, sunny, no wind

Oct 18

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Oct 16

Mike Reese

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Incidental sighting outside my apartment. It was very windy, 50 degrees,and the Monarch was on the ground. It was very much alive but in the parking lot so I picked it up and held it for awhile and released it along the apartment building in the sun.

Oct 16

Jessica Meacham

Location: Southern Door County School District Forest
Door County

Walking the school woods to our pond with one of my STEAM classes. We found a Monarch on the path, unable to fly. It was below 50 degrees. Brought it inside (after about a minute it started flying around the cafeteria). Offered her some freshly picked wildflowers from our prairie and fed her hummingbird food too. Going to release her today (it's right at 50 degrees-- hoping it can fly off!).

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 16

Jim Otto & Mark Martin

Location: Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station
Sheboygan County

High temp of 51F, with brisk wind from the NW. While visiting with the staff of the research station we saw a few Monarchs flying south.

Oct 16

Rory Williams

Location: Just South of Z and Country Club
Winnebago County

53 degrees but just sunny enough to bring out a butterfly

Oct 16

Judy Cardin

Location: Middleton
Dane County

Sunny day, on asters

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Oct 15

Mike Reese

Location: Coal Dock Park, Port Washington
Ozaukee County

55 degrees, mostly sunny but windy off the lake; 12:30-1:30pm

Oct 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I spent a few hours on the hawk tower at Forest Beach and saw monarchs drifting south, along with a few Common Green Darners. And hawks.

Oct 14

Edgar Spalding

Location: Department of Botany Garden on UW-Madison Campus
Dane County

29th Wisconsin record for this species which was first seen in Wisconsin in 2002.

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Oct 10

Fred Dike

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park
Lafayette County

overcast, about 70 degrees, calm.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Oct 9

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Sheridan Park
Milwaukee County

Oct 9

Raymie Miller

Location: Lawrence University
Outagamie County

Only one butterfly seen - it's pretty behind!

Oct 9

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Incidental while collecting wildflower seeds for the DNR

Oct 9

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Watertown
Dodge County

Prairie trail at the end of Memorial Drive in Watertown. Sunny, 63 deg. and breezy. Butterflies and moths (Celery Loopers as we've learned) were nectaring on the purple and Frost asters.

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: Walgreens pkg lot 6601 Mckee Rd Madison
Dane County

mid afternoon, sunny, breezy, mid 70s. in floral planting

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: Giebel Ct
Sauk County

early afternoon, sunny, breezy, in the 70s

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 9

Bob Leary

Location: Lowes in Oshkosh
Winnebago County

13 painted ladies on one sedum plant!

Oct 9

Patrick Ready

Location: Confluence Ponds, Middleton
Dane County

The Confluence Ponds are near COSCO in Middleton, along Deming Way. Lots of Painted Ladies still around. Butterflies were at the west end of the ponds nectaring on clover right near the trail.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 8

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

Oct 8

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while gardening

Oct 8

Nancy Hutchinson

Location: 9227 County Road Z, Pound, WI
Oconto County

Sunny and 68,

Oct 8

Judith Huf

Location: Library Garden Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Sunny 55 degrees about 10-10:30 am

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Community Garden behind Kennedy Elementary, Madison
Dane County

Oct 7

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

9:00 am to 11:45 am. Our group of four from the Madison area were at the Preserve to watch for hawks and other raptors. While watching for birds from the observation platform at the NE corner of the property, we had a steady trickle of Monarch butterflies flying to the south.

Oct 7

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: I39/I90 from Madison to Janesville and back
Rock County

Saw at least 10 migrating monarchs fighting a stiff west wind to fly southwest across the highway.

Oct 7

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2100-2200 Center and Sommers streets, Madison
Dane County

12:40 - 13:10 while walking my dog - so low counts. 64 F, NW wind 8 mph with gusts to 17 mph. All 10 Painted Ladies were on 1 New England Aster plant. Both the Red Admiral and the Monarch were fresh.

Oct 7

Joel Trick

Location: Holy Cross Cemetery
Manitowoc County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 7

Joel Trick

Location: Neshotah Beach
Manitowoc County

Monarchs observed migrating from 10:10 to 11:10 AM tallied 163.

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 7

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 65 degrees

Oct 7

Laura Menefee

Location: Gardner
Door County

Sunning on my porch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Oct 7

Fred Dike

Location: my Waltham Rd yard
Dane County

sunny, upper 50s, slightly breezy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady