Butterfly sighting

Jun 27 2022

Karen Oberhauser, Chuck Henrikson, Mike Reese

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

7:30-12:15. Sunny but cool to start and no butterflies until 9:30. The trail before it heads into the woods going up to the bluff had more Hickory Hairstreaks than I have ever seen. One group of small oaks had ten perching on the leaves. There were many such groups! One Common Milkweed had 6 Hickory Hairstreak and 4 Silvery Checkerspots. Yeah for milkweed flowers!! On the was back to the car I was hoping to add an Eastern-tailed Blue but to my surprise it was a Marine Blue, much more beat up than the first I saw this year. Just a documentation cell phone photo. My first Common Wood-Nymph and Regal Fritillary of the year.

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Marine Blue

Marine Blue

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record