Butterfly sighting

Sep 17 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Capitol Drive from 43 exit to downtown Shorewood, WI
Milwaukee County

When I exited onto Capitol Drive off of 43, I saw a monarch above as I was driving then another and another and multiple others as I kept driving East. It was difficult to concentrate on driving. When I sat down to paint in downtown Shorewood at a house, as part of their annual plein air competition, I continued to see monarchs. They even settled on some of the sedums so I included them in my painting. It was a wondrous day.