Butterfly sighting

Oct 22 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge
Dane County

Sunny, 63. Thinking this could be the last hike to see butterflies, I headed to a favorite trail along which I had seen my first butterflies in spring. I was ruminating on the joys of butterflying when I spotted that distinct shade of orange against the bright green of the grass and other fall vegetation. Commas sunning in the late sunshine.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma