Butterfly sighting

Sep 16 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Lake Church, Wi., Belgium Wisconsin
Ozaukee County

Over the years this private residence has been known to be a over night roosting area for Fall migrating Monarchs. However no large layovers have occurred since 2009. One 15 minute observation window of the tree line revealed 65 Monarchs, Later a 45 minute watch 137 monarchs counted up in the sky along the treeline. We recorded a total of 84 Monarchs on the 16 acre property grounds within another half hour! Total sightings including other butterfly species was 324 for a six hour day including nine different species.
It is obvious that Darner Dragonflies & Ruby-throated hummingbirds are also migrating at this time!

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur