Butterfly sighting

Jul 23 2014

Mike Reese

Location: George W. Mead Wildlife Area
Marathon County

3-5:00 pm. I was able to sneak up on the young bobcat and take photos from about 10 yards for almost ten minutes. It then surprised me by walking straight towards me and probably would have walked right past me if I hadn't flinched. I didn't see as many butterflies as I thought I should have. Lots of nectar sources but only one skipper on all the swamp milkweed along the dikes.

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Bobcat

Black Dash

Black Dash

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

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