Butterfly sighting

Jul 8

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy, Black Earth
Dane County

We saw many butterflies on our long hike through the conservancy. This location provides prairie, oak savanna, and woods so there was a wide variety. The abundance of diverse native species also provides many nectar sources.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Monarch

Monarch

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak