Butterfly sighting

May 19 2012

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association (SWBA)

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens and other spots within the Wazee NABA count circle.
Jackson County

This was SWBA's 6th annual combination field trip to Bauer Brockway Barrens and Wazee NABA spring count. 18 participants using close-focusing binoculars. With vegetation and flight periods well advanced, we observed a somewhat different set of species (fewer early spring species, more early summer species) and southern immigrants (Gray Hairstreak, Common Buckeye, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Common Checkered Skipper, Orange Sulphur). Previous highest count (in ordinary weather) was 26 species. This year (extraordinary weather) produced 42 species! Some participants came from as far away as Minnesota, Illinois and Massachusetts! High temperature of 91! Photos: Sleepy Duskywing and Indian Skipper by Dan Sonnenberg, Henry's Elfin by Jim Otto.

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record