Butterfly sighting

Jun 25

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Temperatures in 80's with mostly sunny skies. All butterflies observed in and around a Common Milkweed patch in a field. Excited to observe my first Red Admiral of the year. Last year the Red Admirals were all over the area in early spring so I was glad to finally see one today. First Eastern Comma and Meadow Fritillary of the year, too. Also very excited to observe two Monarchs. The number of Monarch's observed this year in comparison to last year also seems to be down.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Red Admiral

Red Admiral