Butterfly sighting

Oct 6 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Cherokee Marsh, Madison
Dane County

Sunny and upper 70's. Hard to believe it's October. Highlight of the day: The Eastern comma landed on the path about 3 feet from me, then alternately "walked" and flew a few inches at a time, ending up right by my shoe. Then it jumped onto my pant-leg. Lowlight of the day: A hiker who saw me trying to take a picture of my foot walked right on by, scaring the butterfly, so I have no picture of it on my leg. (Maybe she thought I was crazy, or maybe she figured my foot wasn't going anywhere, so why bother to be polite. I'm sure she didn't realize there was a butterfly on my leg.) This photo is right before it jumped onto my pant-leg.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma