Butterfly sighting

May 3 2017

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest, Dike 17 area and along Battle Point Road
Jackson County

(This was a bird atlasing trip.) I was surprised to see a monarch this early in the year. The monarch was structurally intact, but was missing lots of scales. It left before I could get my camera ready. I also saw one flitty dark (black?) skipper that would not sit still long enough to be IDed.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

American Lady

American Lady