Butterfly sighting

Sep 5 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Excitement of the day: A snapping turtle was on the sidewalk across the road from the pond. A man who was concerned about the turtle getting run over trying to cross the road provided assistance. He gently prodded the back of the turtle's shell with his foot and eventually got the turtle onto an old blue bedspread. He pulled up the edges of the bedspread and carried the turtle safely across the road, depositing it near the edge of the pond. Within 10 minutes the turtle made its way into the water. (I provided moral support and minimal help with the edges of the bedspread. I don't generally mess around with snapping turtles.)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle