Butterfly sighting

May 31 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest, various locations south of HWY 54
Jackson County

It was sunny, breezy, very warm, and very dry. There were almost no road locations for butterflies to puddle at. I saw the Western Fox Snake sunning itself on a road. A fresh pile of wolf scat attracted several Canadian Tiger Swallowtails and Juvenal's Duskywings. I saw several other Duskywings that I was unable to ID to species, plus one sulphur butterfly that was either a Clouded Sulphur or a Pink-edged Sulphur, but I couldn't get close enough to be sure.

American Lady

American Lady

Western Fox Snake

Western Fox Snake

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper