Butterfly sighting

May 17 2014

Southern Wis Butterfly Association Field Trip

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

This was the 8th annual Bauer Brockway Barrens Field Trip of the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association. Twelve people braved temperatures only up to 63 degrees. We saw a total of 9 species which is the lowest number in the 8 years. No doubt due to a very cool spring which has delayed vegetation and the flights of butterflies. Tim Fenske photographed the porcupine we observed and Ann Thering Photographed the Sleepy Duskywing. We missed the Frosted Elfin and Henry's Elfin, but we had many great views of the Olympia Marbles, which weren't as active in the cooler temps. And the E. Pine Elfins are always neat. In summary we found less than we'd hoped but more than we feared!

Porcupine

Porcupine

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing