Butterfly sighting

Aug 7 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Babcock Park, McFarland, outlying parking area
Dane County

Here's an example of how strange butterflying has been in the Madison area. Yesterday I walked around Stricker's Pond in Middleton. There were lots of wonderful nectar sources, and NO butterflies besides 30+ cabbage whites. Today I stopped at Babcock Park in McFarland to look at waterfowl and found quite a few butterflies in the parking lot! (Granted there were some nectar plants between parking areas, but nothing like the selection at Stricker's.) You never know. The Eastern tiger swallowtails were especially photogenic.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail