Butterfly sighting

Apr 23 2018

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Dane County

How nice to be surrounded by butterflies again! Lots of commas and Mourning Cloaks as hoped for, but several surprises too. All of the commas spotted appeared to be gray commas. We saw one Compton Tortoiseshell, not a butterfly I've ever seen this far south in Wisconsin (good views so a positive ID, but no good photos). AND while going through my photos I spotted a Red Admiral in the same picture as a mourning cloak. Wasn't expecting that, so was surprised.

Mourning Cloak, Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak, Red Admiral

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma