Butterfly sighting

May 16 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muir park and my father inlaw's farm along the Fox River
Marquette County

60º, windy and sunny. 1-5:45 PM. 1st trip to my inlaw's drew a blank. Muir park had Am. Lady, Whites and Azures. 2nd trip to the farm I found a windless spot where all the other butterflies were communing. Am. Ladies were laying eggs in both places. (First base on the ball diamond at Muir) First Juniper Hairstreak for me! The Sulpher was fresh and climbed on my finger. The Silvery Blues are truly breathtaking. All numbers were minimums.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Hudsonian Whiteface

Hudsonian Whiteface