Butterfly sighting

Jul 1 2014

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: 15 mile diameter circle includes Mud Lake, Audubon properties, Rocky Run, Schoenenberg Marsh, etc.
Columbia County

This is our annual Mud Lake NABA butterfly count. This was the 26th year! The butterflies were very good, a surprise considering the bitter cold winter and the cold spring. The Audubon properties were covered by Mark Martin and Audubon Society counters. The rest of the circle was done by Peter Fissel, Jim Otto and the Leglers. We found 39 species and 1,059 butterflies. That is the 3rd highest number of species in the 26 years of this count.