Butterfly sighting

Jul 5 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Pine Lake County Park
St. Croix County

Strong winds made it a less than ideal day for butterflies and birds, but I still found a few lovelies. The Monarch female was fighting the wind to deposit her eggs. The Yellow-throated Vireo was very unhappy with my choice of parking spots. I must have been very near his/her nest. Also, saw one Tiger Swallowtail sp. and a few Blue sp.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

European Skipper

European Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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