Butterfly sighting

Sep 18

Mike Reese

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

More large frits than I was expecting but they were all very worn, I saw four Aphrodite Fritillary on one group of Stiff Goldenrod and three Great Spangled Fritillary on one group of thistle. Three of the Monarchs were nectaring on the largest patch of Red Clover that I saw.

Stiff Gentian

Stiff Gentian

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady