Butterfly sighting

Jul 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail by Admunson Park in Stoughton
Dane County

Prairie area is in full bloom with a variety of wildflowers, but few butterflies. Saw most of the butterflies along the trail. Also saw many birds including goldfinches, Baltimore orioles, red-wing blackbirds, tree swallows, a catbird, an osprey soaring and two in their nest, a mother wood duck and her 8 ducklings swimming, plus a green heron along the shoreline. Also spotted a mating pair of green darner dragonflies. Cloudy, 75 degree fun afternoon.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Green Heron

Green Heron

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure