Butterfly sighting

Sep 4

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Found this J-shaped monarch caterpillar this morning hanging out on a calendula plant in my garden. By late this afternoon, the transformation to chrysalis had taken place. Spotted the Eastern Tailed-Blue female and Northern Crescents while walking on our property after the rain ended and the sun peaked out briefly. Breezy and 67 degrees.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar