Recent sightings

Jun 27

Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

7:30-12:15. Sunny but cool to start and no butterflies until 9:30. The trail before it heads into the woods going up to the bluff had more Hickory Hairstreaks than I have ever seen. One group of small oaks had ten perching on the leaves. There were many such groups! One Common Milkweed had 6 Hickory Hairstreak and 4 Silvery Checkerspots. Yeah for milkweed flowers!! On the was back to the car I was hoping to add an Eastern-tailed Blue but to my surprise it was a Marine Blue, much more beat up than the first I saw this year. Just a documentation cell phone photo. My first Common Wood-Nymph and Regal Fritillary of the year.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jun 27

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Numbers were quite low today. Still no swallowtails, frits, or Red Spotted Purples.

Jun 27

Joan Vennie

Location: Horicon Marsh trails near auto route
Dodge County

Jun 26

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 26

Ethan Brown

Location: Private residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Morning, Cool, cloudy and very windy. A couple of quick stops on Stolte rd.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Morning, Cool, cloudy and very windy. A couple of quick stops on Stolte rd.

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Windy, cool, partly cloudy, evening. The hairstreak had a deformed wing giving a good view of the top of the other wing.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 26

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 26

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Badger State Trail/Ice Age Trail-Montrose Segment
Dane County

Many more unidentified commas as well- very plentiful today

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Steinke Basin, Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

7:55-8:35 a.m.

Jun 26

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Rain earlier, most of the commas were seen puddling in the parking lot.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 25

Greg Burns

Location: SE Corner of Miller Pond along the shoreline, Sherwood, WI
Calumet County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 25

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 25

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

Azure was feeding on Dianthus in my pollinator garden.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 25

Lisa Gorski Trier

Location: Delafield
Waukesha County

My first butterfly garden….. Skipper taking nectar.
I am filled with joy…… watching amazing delicate creature!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 24

Mike Reese, Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo
Sauk County

Looking for a robber fly, Ceraturgus cruciatus, that Muffy has now seen three different years. This was my second failed attempt.

Jun 24

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Jun 24

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 24

Patrick Ready

Location: Brooklynn Wildlife Area, Alpine Rd west lot.
Dane County

While banding American Kestrels I observed 2 species near the parking lot. 2 large oaks border the lot.

Jun 24

Patrick Ready

Location: Brigham County Park
Dane County

Lower prairie parking lot trail to woods. Hwy F.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Schurch-Thompson Prarie
Iowa County

An extremely exciting place. We arrived in late afternoon but hopefully we can come back soon.

Jun 24

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier's Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 88. Milkweed is in full bloom which attracted many Frits.

Jun 24

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

First day that a butterfly seemed to always be around no matter what I was doing. Milkweed is starting to bloom. Beautiful sunny day!

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 24

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park
Ozaukee County

I walked along the Milwaukee River between the boat launch and the east end of the park. I haven't seen a Copper for years, and never at Waubedonia.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 24

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Hot, windy, early afternoon. Hundreds of European skippers on birdsfoot trefoil

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny Emperor

Tawny Emperor

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Saul Springs
Oconto County

9:30 am - 11:30 am. Also saw a weasel. Great butterflying!

Pretty confudent on Appalachian and Dreamy but you should verify images.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Laphria sacrator

Laphria sacrator

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake
Oconto County

7am - 8am.

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jun 24

Douglas Buege

Location: Tie Mill Rd
Florence County

I surveyed from 7am - 8am.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 24

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

These butterflies were on my house and in the back yard, 90 degrees, moderate wind, sunny.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 24

Pamela Skaar

Location: Madison School Forest
Dane County

11:00 - 12:00, 1.4 miles in a woods with some sunny openings but few flowers

Jun 23

Jacob Collison

Location: County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

Late afternoon 4-7 pm

Jun 23

Jacob Collison

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Jun 23

Douglas Buege

Location: Cty Z and Parr Rd, east of Beecher
Marinette County

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 23

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 23

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover from SNA

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grasslands Wildlife Area
Adams County

Sunny, 85-89 degrees F. We walked about 1.3 miles in the grassland and we each walked a separate 0.5 mile of roadside.

Jun 23

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sunny, 69-82 degrees F. We walked about 2.5 miles of grassland/barrens transects and we each walked a separate mile of roadside. The Gray Copper flight is relatively faster than the Aphrodite Fritillary flight compared to average. Usually Aphrodite Fritillaries seem barely to precede (detection of...) Gray Coppers.

Jun 23

Edgar Spalding

Location: Curtis Prairie, UW-Arboretum
Dane County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 23

Patrick Ready

Location: Gov Nelson State Park
Dane County

Biking though the park

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area
Fond du Lac County

Jun 23

Jim Otto

Location: Goose Pond Sanctuary
Columbia County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jun 23

Mike Reese, Muffy Barrett

Location: Bluestem Farm, Baraboo
Sauk County

1:00-4:00, sunny and high 80s. Also one large yellow swallowtail flying very fast.

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

My first Delaware Skippers of the year. Only tiger beetles that I saw were Bronzed TB on the beach and one Big Sand TB. This was my first Proctacanthus hinei at this location.

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Efferia albibarbis

Efferia albibarbis

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: LWSR - Mazomanie Unit, dog training grounds
Dane County

Jun 23

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 88.

Jun 23

Ethan Brown

Location: Many stops along Brockway rd.
Jackson County

Sunny and 87. White admirals were hard to approach.

Jun 23

Sue Feyrer

Location: Nashota Park
Waukesha County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 23

Daniel Jackson

Location: Hwy 35 landing at Black River west of Holmen
La Crosse County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 23

Pamela Skaar

Location: Elmer and Edna Culver Springs Conservancy, Windsor, WI
Dane County

It was sunny with little wind and there is quite a bit of water in the area. I was hoping for some skippers. 8:50- 10:50, 1.6 miles

Jun 23

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

After seeing a Banded Hairstreak yesterday, I looked for our local ones while eating breakfast and saw two doing battles in the sunlight at 7:40.

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Lower WI Riverway
Iowa County

80s. mostly sunny, breezy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Morton Forest County Park
Dane County

Sunny, 70s

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 22

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

70s, mostly sunny, slight breeze

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 22

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Scott Lake Road
Forest County

No Greenish Blues seen. Lots of mosquitoes.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Margie's Road on County G, north of Laona
Forest County

Greenish Blue was what I wanted to see, though I saw none at Scott Lake Road.

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 22

Douglas Buege

Location: Logan Rd, 4 miles east of Hwy 32, near Breed
Oconto County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Black Bear

Black Bear

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 22

Patrick Ready

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Sanctuary
Wood County

Walked in along the exit road near the wetland.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 22

Elizabeth R. Tiller

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 22

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Swarms of European Skippers. I saw several hundred of them through the course of the day; there are nearly thirty visible in the one photograph of them that I've included.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 22

Joan Braune

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

Jun 22

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area - public trails at the north end, off Hwy 33.
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 22

Ruth Smith

Location: Sandhill SWA
Wood County

Walked from the gate to the left, maybe half a mile, to the tree line.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 22

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Most amazing Painted lady I have seen. It was about a quarter larger and it was pinkish.

Jun 22

Ruth Smith

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Warm and a little windy. Looked for Karners, walked around visitor center boardwalk and the Karner trail north of the flowage

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 22

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prarie
Iowa County

Fiery skipper was a pleasant surprise. First female I have seen.

Jun 22

Mike Reese

Location: Swamplovers Preserve
Dane County

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 22

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22

Mary J Zaander

Location: Cheif River Wildlife Area, Town of Round Lake, Sawyer Co
Sawyer County

While out clipping reed canary grass flower heads along the road through a spectacular bog I saw this butterfly flitting about. I followed it a bit and got these photos with my iPhone.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 22

Judith Huf

Location: Villa Terrace Museum garden
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 22

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: On a walk through my neighborhood in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sadly, this is the most butterflies I've seen in my neighborhood so far this year. Breezy, sunny, 80 degree afternoon.

Jun 22

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 21

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 21

Edgar Spalding

Location: Botany Garden, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 70 Bog and roadsides
Price County

South side of Highway 70, 0.5 mile east of Forest Road 137 and 0.25 mile east of FR 148. All the butterflies were seen along the roadsides except for a Bog Fritillary on the bog.

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along Wood County Highway X
Wood County

Half sun, 90-95 degrees F. Three right-of-way sites parallel to Wood County X near or fronting Sandhill Wildlife Area. We wanted to compare Karner Blue counts today to what we found June 7. The June 7 counts at these 3 sites were 150 males, 30 females, 2 unknown, 182 total, of which 17% were females. Today we had 41% females out of 83 total: 44 males, 31 females, 8 unknown. It was so hot the Karners were often closed up when they perched, not showing the top side for easier gender ID as much as usual.

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog northeast of Morse
Ashland County

Jun 21

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

Jun 21

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

6 Am Snouts flying in low plants with many young Hackberry trees.

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 21

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my home; meadow next to SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Emperors at my house primarily. One Emperor and one Red-Spotted Purple sighted in the preserve itself, the latter specimen being particularly worn, missing about 1/2 of its right hind wing.

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 21

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was in my pollinator garden feeding on scabiosa.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Breezy Hill and Homer rd.
Grant County

Sunny and 95. 2 bees stung me in the face.The wonders of nature.

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prarie
Iowa County

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway Avoca Unit
Iowa County

Jun 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 85-93

Jun 21

Mary Backus

Location: Service road along the Eau Claire River in Ringle, WI
Marathon County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Jun 21

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 21

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

9:04 - 11:51, 81 - 87 F, S wind 10 mph, 1.3 miles. The male Viceroys were defending their territories along the path.

Jun 21

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

The American Snout was in the herb garden. In general, there were very few butterflies or dragonflies evident.

Jun 21

Sue Feyrer

Location: Field near my home, town od Delafield
Waukesha County

Jun 20

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Big Bay State Park
Bayfield County

A trip to Northern Wisconsin gave me a little time to find a few new species. A Red Admiral greeted us at the Park Entrance like an old friend so I took that as a good omen! The Swallowtail and Monarch were visiting the Bog Labrador Tea. I was very excited to snap photos down in the bog of the very small black and white flier until I realized it was 'just a moth.' Found the Ringlet near the hotel in Washburn. No wind, sunny with temps between 70-85 from 9-12.

White-striped Black (moth)

White-striped Black (moth)

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough Bog and Roadside
Bayfield County

Repeat of yesterday's survey but with much better weather. The Bog Fritillary count was the same on the 2 days.

Jun 20

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Port Wing Bibon Lake Bog
Bayfield County

Sunny, 74-77 degrees F. This is the slowest phenology bog we study. Even though we saw Bog Fritillaries on all the other 4 coastal bogs yesterday, it is possible that the Bog Fritillary flight has hardly started or hasn't started on this bog.

Jun 20

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow by my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ica Age Trail, Cross Plains
Dane County

Saw one red-spotted purple by my house again, and one in the preserve.
The number of Emperors at my house increased.
Went on my walk late in the day and saw fewer butterflies total, but found the Fritillary feeding after 5pm.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 20

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing sweet clover from SNA

Jun 20

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sunny and 93. Also found one MC caterpillar.

Jun 20

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Roaf
Oconto County

Too hot to count today.

Jun 20

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

These butterflies were feeding on flowers in my pollinator garden.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 20

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature center prairie restoration, New london
Outagamie County

90 and sunny at high noon.

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Avoca Unit
Iowa County

Jun 20

Mike Reese

Location: Bakken's Pond State Natural Area
Sauk County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 20

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak blue trail out of Homestead Hollow
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 20

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

7:00 - 8:30.

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lake Superior Coastal bogs
Bayfield County

Half sun, 53-63 degrees F. The five sites were Port Wing Boreal Forest west, Port Wing Bibon Lake, Bark Bay Slough's north bog and south bog, and Lost Creek Slough's bog. It was cloudy, 53 degrees F, and with a strong wind on Bibon Lake and we saw no butterflies there. We found 1-7 Bog Fritillaries at each of the other 4 bogs.

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake
Bayfield County

Re-do 3 days after our previous survey to compare Bog Fritillary counts (we found fifteen here on June 16) and get an idea of where the species was in its flight curve. This compares to zero Bog Fritillaries on our counts here last year.
The Bayfield County inland kettlehole Bog Fritillary Counts are much higher than they were in 2021's very low year.

Jun 19

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens and bog near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

Seven of the Pink-edged Sulphurs and 1 of the Indian Skippers were on the bog.

Jun 19

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields and Trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, 75 degree day.

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 19

April Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 19

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Part of Sauk Prairie Recreation Area not surveyed on June 17.
Sauk County

Mostly sunny and 83 degrees. 18 species. The Hackberry Emperors were great fun. We both had 4-6 Emperors sitting on us! (Photo shows some Emperors on scat.)

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 19

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; meadow next to SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail, Cross Plains
Dane County

Two days does not make a trend, but seeing more Monarchs

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 19

Ethan Brown

Location: Stops around Mazomanie
Dane County

Sunny and 82.

Jun 19

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 19

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural Area
Fond du Lac County

Beautiful day. Not much in bloom.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Park
Waukesha County

Sunny and 79.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 19

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee March Conservation Park - South Unity
Dane County

14:00 - 16:00, 2 miles. There were not a large variety of abundance of flowers,

Jun 19

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

One Hobomok was Pocahontas form

Jun 19

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Madison Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Jun 19

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee Marsh Natural Resource Area--East Trailhead
Dane County

9:36 - 11:43. 1.9 miles. The alfalfa field near the road was mowed recently.

Jun 18

Jim Otto

Location: Madison Audubon Society's Otsego Marsh, along Old Co Rd F, 1/3 mi. N of King Rd
Columbia County

The bumble bee mimic robber flies were interesting to see.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

Mostly cloudy and with rain approaching at the end, 73-77 degrees F. Eight bogs. Same sites as May 27 and June 14 except that today we omitted the Frigga Fritillary specialty bog at Bear Creek SW. 19 of the Bog Fritillaries were found at the Chaffee-Foxboro Bog and the Milchesky Road 1.75 bog. The Bog Fritillary count is probably below the long-term average here, but today's count is 10-12 times as high as our combined 2020-2021 index at these bogs during the Bog Fritillary flight.

Jun 18

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

We also surveyed the roadsides, where we found everything except for the Bog Fritillaries.

Jun 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and on the trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Had fun seeing a doe on one of our trails. Lots of doe and fawn activity by our cabin this week. Mostly sunny, 75 degree afternoon.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and yard by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Cool 55 degree, sunny morning.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 18

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Mazomanie Unit, Dog Training Grounds, CTH Y, WI Riverway
Dane County

Many brightly colored Hackberry Emperors - Emergence event. On/along gravel rd.
Midland Clubtail feasting on possibly Widow Skimmer.

Bluet sp.

Bluet sp.

Machimus notatus

Machimus notatus

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor, 'Summer' Spring Azure

Hackberry Emperor, 'Summer' Spring Azure

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 18

John Morrissey

Location: my home, Cross Plains
Dane County

Jun 18

David Czoschke

Location: Flower box off Princeton Rd
Green Lake County

Jun 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area with some side road stops along the way
Iowa County

More Hackberry Emperor were around at each location.

Beautiful butterfly weather with no wind, low 80's between 1-3:30.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Copper

American Copper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hackberry Emperor, Red-spotted Purple

Hackberry Emperor, Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Homer and Breezy Hill Roads near Fennimore
Grant County

Amazing sight and experience to see and interact with so many Hackberry Emperor's along the road. Always love to see the Harvester.

Sunny, not windy with temps from 75-80 during the late morning.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Harvester

Harvester

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jun 18

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township.
Washburn County

Another day with a Harris's Checkerspot, as well as lots of Crescents and what I believe is the so-called "Pocahontas" dark morph of a Hobomok Skipper. First Northern Pearly-Eye of the year at this location.

Harris' Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot, Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 18

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club Rd
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening

Jun 18

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Mild and sunny. I walked the trail past Bently Pond to the Ephemeral Pond and back via the Swamp Boardwalk. A number of Midland Clubtail dragonflies on the mowed trails. Pearl Crescent and Little Wood Satyr are probably under-counted.

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 18

Mary j Zaander

Location: Boot Lake Barens
Douglas County

Heading off to monitor dwarf milkweed I spotted this butterfly nectaring on inland New Jersey tea. Area is a jack pine forestry area that has barrens vegetation and burned in the Germaine Road Fire.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 18

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Jun 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

Jun 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Waubedonia Park and Surrounding areas
Ozaukee County

Jun 18

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls
St. Croix County

These butterflies were all in my pollinator garden feeding on salvia, scabiosa and dianthus.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 18

Dan Abel

Location: Mosquito hill nature center prairie area, New london
Outagamie County

Jun 18

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Rettenmund Prairie State Natural Area
Dane County

This is now the southernmost location for this species in Wisconsin.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 18

Steven Collyard

Location: Lodi, WI. Goeres Park along Spring Creek
Columbia County

I was fishing the creek behind the wastewater plant and it landed on some weeds by me.

Jun 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

64 and sunny, slight wind. Lots of dragonflies.

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Schmeekle Reserve
Portage County

Sunny

Jun 17

Fred Dike

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

Sunny

Jun 17

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Little Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four Drummond kettlehole bogs
Bayfield County

Two separate floating bogs (17 and 2 Bog Fritillaries per bog) at Wishbone Lake in the Rainbow Lake Wilderness, and bogs at Crane Lake (1 Bog Fritillary) and East Roger Lake.

Jun 17

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

Includes two radically different bogs adjacent to each other on Forest Road 182 just east of Twin Lakes, with the western bog a typical Black Spruce-Tamarack muskeg suction bog savannah, and an immediate transition eastward to a swampy Dwarf Birch bog where Frigga Fritillaries and Dorcas Coppers live. One bog on Wilderness Road (FR 195). The 4th bog is where we saw most of the Bog Fritillaries--the westernmost part of the County Highway M/County GG junction bog.

Jun 17

April Stanke

Location: Theinsville Village Park
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields and trails by our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Also had fun watching a Hummingbird Moth. Mostly sunny, 65 degree morning.

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

White Admiral

White Admiral

Jun 17

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Several stops from Potosi to Cassville
Grant County

Sunny, 83 degrees. I inadvertently bumped some camera button and it wouldn't take pictures today.

Jun 17

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow near my house; meadow next to the SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 17

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Incidental during a day of invasives removal. The Harris's Checkerspot was the highlight.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17

Terry Mortier

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, sunny, light wind, afternoon

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 17

Terry Mortier

Location: buffalo skull tract Standing Cedars Land Conservancy
Polk County

Morning, Light wind, sunny and warm.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 17

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Pine Island WMA
Columbia County

American Snout

American Snout

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 17

Lynn Erickson

Location: Emmons Creek Barrens State Natural Area
Portage County

Sunny, breezy, mid-70s. Hiked a 2.25 section of the Ice Age trail from Hartman Creek State Park to Emmons Creek. Lupines were in full bloom throughout the meadow along with many other wild flowers.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 17

Mike Reese, Tom Hunt

Location: Sylvan Road Conservation Area - TPE
Iowa County

Thanks to Tom Hunt for showing me around the property.

Jun 17

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Somewhat handicapped by my camera being in the shop, but got a few photos with a cell phone.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Jesse Peterson

Location: Town of Middleton
Dane County

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jun 17

Kate Redmond

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Warm and windy.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

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

Jun 17

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was feeding on Scabiosa and Dianthus in my pollinator garden.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 17

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Froeming Park
Milwaukee County

1 Clouded Sulphur was a white form

Jun 17

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and windy, temp around 85 between 3:30-4:00. Saw a lovely strip with blooming clover and alfalfa along the road with butterflies finding nectar before noon. By the time I got out there to identify and photograph butterflies most of the strip had been mowed. Darn it!!

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak prairie west of Hwy C
Waukesha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 17

Jason Sailing

Location: 1712 Jenifer Street, Madison
Dane County

my backyard; earlier this morning,

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Jun 17

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mazomanie Dog Trial Grounds
Dane County

12:10 - 13:55, 1.2 miles. It didn't seem as windy here as listed for the area on Wunderground. Sunny. The Crescents had thick, black edging on their wings, but the white "pearl" was obvious on the underside. This seems to be a good place to see butterflies. I was surprised how well the underside of the Hackberry Emperors blended in with the gravel road.

Jun 17

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

80 deg., sunny. Looks like a bumper & early year for snouts.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 17

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

While birding. All before noon. Sunny and breezy.

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Jun 17

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

Jun 17

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Good number of species. Many woodland species were in the prairie for some reason, maybe the wind

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 17

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Ice Age Trail, Madison and Verona segments north of Verona Library
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 17

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Born and raised in the rue patch by our mailbox. Eclosed today from a chrysalis that overwintered on our screen porch.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Lost Creek Slough
Bayfield County

Bog in NW part of slough and the road parallel to it. Black Swallowtails well out on this deep water bog are unusual to see, but we also saw 3 on this bog the next time we surveyed it.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens and Bog near Mt. Valhalla
Bayfield County

All of the Pink-edged Sulphurs and one of the Indian Skippers were on the bog.

Jun 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Lake
Bayfield County

Bog near Forest Road 236. 15 minutes.

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the trails by our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Mostly sunny 70 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Jun 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields around our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Partly sunny, 60 degree morning.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 16

John Morrissey

Location: my home; meadow near my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarchs are specifically by the preserve where there's milkweed. The Eastern Tailed-Blue was in the meadow between the preserve and my house. Lots of Emperors at my house in the morning, but I'm starting to see them in the woods, too. Silver-spotted skippers are mostly at the meadows, but I sometimes see them at my house. Silvery Checkerspots are in the two meadows, more by the preserve.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Residence
Ozaukee County

Jun 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP woods edge and interior
Dane County

8:52 - 11:00, 2.1 mile, SW wind 10 mph with gusts to 22 - and sometimes the sulfurs were holding on to the grass tightly with their wings blowing back and forth.

Jun 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Jun 16

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property 1/4 south of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

Jun 16

Philip Varner

Location: Madison, WI - UW Arboretum (Gallistel Woods)
Dane County

Along the G7-F7 trail at waist height.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 16

Cathy Del Valle

Location: Near the flagpole at the start of the lighthouse pier, Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

I wasn't really sure what it was, but I knew it was unique. There were actually 2 of them flitting around these bushes. I love how they resemble a leaf, which also made it difficult to see/photograph. It's said to be a migrant from the South, not common in Wisconsin.

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 16

Judy Cardin

Location: Greene Prairie UW Arboretum
Dane County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 16

Dan Abel

Location: Cardinal street , New London
Waupaca County

Jun 16

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was feeding on Scabiosa flowers in my pollinator garden.

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 16

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Cherokee Marsh Main Parking Lot
Dane County

Jun 16

Steve Kinyon

Location: Mathy Tract 43°50'05"N 91°12'14"W
La Crosse County

9:30 to 11 am. 75 deg., sunny, windy. 2 days after extreme heat and strong southerly winds.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jun 16

Mike Reese

Location: Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area
Grant County

My first ever Marine Blue in Wisconsin! This is only the 7th sighting of this species since 2000, and the first since 2011.

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16

Rory Williams

Location: Lasley Point Archeology Site
Winnebago County

Two of the robber flies and sixteen six spotted Tiger Beetles

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Laphria sericea/aktis

Laphria sericea/aktis

Jun 16

Ethan Brown

Location: Lions Den Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I saw more snouts today then I have seen in the past 5 years of living in Wisconsin. Incredible sightings blowing up from the south! Also, finally a little yellow!

Jun 16

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Jun 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the yard and fields around our cabin in Winter
Sawyer County

Also saw a Fritillary, but it was too far away to identify or photograph. Fields are full of many nectar sources including clover, Canada hawkweed, daisies, dandelions, and orange hawkweed. Milkweed full of buds. Cloudy, 70 degree afternoon.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15

John Morrissey

Location: my house; meadow by my house; meadow by SB Anderson Memorial Preserve, Ice Age Trail Cross Plains
Dane County

Lots of skippers in the meadows by my house and by the preserve.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, warm and windy. I walked the east prairie loop.
I definitely saw two Snouts at once, but I think there were more in the back of the woodland edge.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 15

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Saw three tiger swallowtails but couldn't id them as they were too far away, saw one of them right before the big storms hit!

Jun 15

Mike Reese

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine
Walworth County

Several quick stops to check out new areas to visit. 10:45 - 12:15

Jun 15

Rob Pendergast

Location: Dewey Marsh SWA
Portage County

81°, sunny, breezy. Cruised Oakwood Rd and Haymeadow Rd sampling a number of habitats from bog, shrub carr, upland hardwood, and sedge meadow. Noted a Hemileuca Moth caterpillar and a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle as well.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Hemileuca Moth caterpillar

Hemileuca Moth caterpillar

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 15

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 93.

Jun 15

Jeannie van Vianen

Location: Midtown Commons Park-Madison
Dane County

There have been many fewer butterflies at this park this year compared to the last few years. Excited to finally see some variety.

Jun 15

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 15

Dorothy Legler

Location: Our butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

92 degrees and sunny. Wow! We just saw a Common Buckeye yesterday at another location. They are coming into Wisconsin!

Jun 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Prairie Ridge Park, Madison
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

2 patches in one area, 21 minutes. 20% sunshine, wind 10-30 mph, 92-93 degrees F. Late afternoon on a hot day. Some butterflies may have been hiding to avoid dessication.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

4 patches, 43 minutes. 10% sun, 76-81 degrees F.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs near Amnicon Lake
Douglas County

Same nine bogs as on May 27. We surveyed the roadsides of 3 sites. Cloudy, 80-95 degrees F. Hoping for Bog Fritillaries but the flight is a few days later than average this year.

Jun 14

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Minong Bog
Washburn County

Cloudy, 72 degrees F. 20 minutes. We surveyed the bog (2 Jutta Arctics) and the roadside (all other butterflies found).

Jun 14

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, Meadow near my house; my house
Dane County

The Emperors have returned! Two years ago at my house we had a veritable swarm of Tawny Emperors. Last year it was Hackberry. This year again we have Hackberry Emperors, though perhaps not as many as the last to years.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 14

Cathy Del Valle

Location: Near Northpoint at the lakefront in Sheboygan
Sheboygan County

I spotted a common buckeye and a clouded sulphur in the grass.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 14

Ryan Brady

Location: Birch Grove Campground west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 14

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Our Yard, near Elver Park
Dane County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14

Jamie Zaczek

Location: Caledonia backyard on 3 Mile Rd between 31 & Johnson Park
Racine County

Eating on the deck then on the dogs collar that had just recently gotten rolled in animal poop. Was flitting around for nearly 2 hours.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 14

Kaona Koehn

Location: Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 14

Thomas J Hickey

Location: My Pollinator Garden in Milwaukee Wisconsin
Milwaukee County

American Snout nectaring on a Garden Heliotrope late afternoon

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 14

Jeff Annen

Location: Mt Morris camp and retreat center
Waushara County

An abundance of Karner blues were flying yesterday!
10 years of restoration have come to fruition.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 96. Too hot for many butterflies.

Jun 14

Karl Dorothy Legler

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Sunny and 81 degrees to 91. 14 species. A late Silvery blue and the last butterfly: a fresh very colorful Common Buckeye. (Windy conditions made photography difficult.)

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Waubedonia Park between Fredonia and Waubeka.
Ozaukee County

Hot and sunny and breezy. I walked along the river bank from the boat landing to the east end of the park. Dragonflies are gearing up.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

River Jewelwing

River Jewelwing

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

American Snout

American Snout

Jun 14

D Nussbaum

Location: Engel Farm
Winnebago County

Hot and windy.

Jun 14

Mike Reese

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie SNA
Kenosha County

Surprise Fiery Skipper!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jun 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Jun 14

Rory Williams

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Went out looking for Little Wood or N. Cloudywing, but did not see either. Very poor day, I probably went too early to beat the heat. One six spotted Tiger Beetle.

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 14

Pamela Skaar

Location: Cherokee lake off Burning Wood Way, Madison
Dane County

8-9 AM, 0.7 miles.