Butterfly sighting

Oct 16 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

You never know what you will see. Yesterday I walked alot where there were lots of asters and saw 3 clouded sulphurs and a moth. Today, nearly the same conditions, different location, I walked very little, and I saw lots of butterflies (for October). The monarch greeted me at 9:00 am when I arrived and was still around when I left around noon. The red chrysanthemums attracted the red admirals and the Peck's skipper (lots of great views, they stayed a long time, I left before they did).

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch