Butterfly sighting

Oct 3 2018

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Brisk wind from the SW, preventing monarch migration today. They were stalled at the gardens. Most monarchs looked strong and healthy; one had damaged wings but could still fly well. I stopped counting at 50. Most popular nectaring plant: Verbena bonariensis.

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch