Butterfly sighting

Sep 25 2019

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland backyard
Dane County

Brisk west winds, but the butterflies were active. Painted ladies and silver-spotted skippers have been frequent visitors in the garden lately, hanging out on the late-blooming Blue Mistflowers and Zinnias. One monarch was a release, the other two were spotted flying over the garden. These sightings were during about a 30-minute period.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper