Butterfly sighting

Mar 28 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady "Kettle Hole Forest" of UW Arboretum
Dane County

Two of the Mourning Cloaks were engaged in a courtship spiral which carried them above the treetops (a bit unusual in my experience).

Of note, the Arboretum is continuing its assault on underbrush (and some large trees). The field of view is 10-100X better than when buckthorn lined the trails. When the slash is replaced by prairie growth, the habitat for butterflies will be markedly improved. Stay tuned...