Butterfly sighting

Sep 3 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Farm Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Very enjoyable visit to McKee Park. Lots of nectar sources. I was happy to see a a good number of fiery skippers. They are one of my favorite butterflies. Once you find them, they always seem willing to pose for photos, including in some rather unusual positions. Other highlights were a very striking dragonfly that I wasn't familiar with, and a snowy egret who was quite active, first fishing, then flying from one side of the pond to the other, and finally landing in a tree.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher