Butterfly sighting

Sep 8

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP, Oak Savannah Trail
Dane County

12:44 - 13:27, overcast, sometimes drizzling, 63 F, 0.8 miles. The Monarchs were roosting in the small trees and shrubs surrounded by prairies. As my dog and I walked past a roost tree, monarchs took off in multiple directions, many taking time to nectar after flying. None were noticed in the large oak trees or in wooded sections of the trail. Although I was surveying, no other butterflies were sighted. The weather was not insect friendly.