Butterfly sighting

Sep 23 2010

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Lower 80's but overcast and windy. I wasn't expecting many butterflies, but I did manage to see 7 monarchs leisurely nectaring on 3 different types of plants (butterfly bush, aster, and Verbena bonariensis), 5 cabbage whites flitting around like cabbage whites do, and 1 frantic painted lady who didn't stay in one place longer than a few seconds.

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch