Butterfly sighting

May 10

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

Three cabbage whites seen in flight. Wild plum is usually in full bloom here on May 7. The flowering buds on wild plum shrubs I checked today (May 10) are barely swollen and not showing any white at all. Plant phenology is at least 8-10 days late this year. Ditto, I would presume, to see elfins and spring blues in full flight.