Butterfly sighting

May 14 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Nature Hill Preserve, Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Forested trails sparsely populated, except for exposed sunnier tracts, where Red Admirals continue to persist at much less intensity than previously. Orange Sulfurs rather common, and a singleton worn Mourning Cloak also seen. Highlight of the one hour outing, a female Little Sulfur settled long enough on a dandilion to allow a pic. In my area this butterfly is seldom seen, perhaps once in several years, so this sighting was a thriller.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

★ = New county photo record