Butterfly sightings for July 2006

Jul 1 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 1 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Fox River NWR and Muir Park SNA
Marquette County

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Jul 1 2006

Karl & Dorothy Legler and others

Location: Madison NABA count
Dane County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 2 2006

Ann & Scott Swengel

Location: Baraboo NABA count
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 2 2006

Todd Sima, Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

American Copper

American Copper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

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Jul 2 2006

David Drexler

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Found two in the Grady tract on July 2, another on the Curtis Prairie July 4.

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Jul 2 2006

Todd Sima, Mike Reese

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

Rain and drizzle all morning. Went out anyway and saw quite a few considering the weather!

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 3 2006

Todd SIma

Location: Avoca Area
Iowa County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 3 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

I also attached a photo of a teneral Variegated Meadowhawk, the first and only one I have ever seen.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

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Jul 4 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Meade Wildlife Area, west of the headquarters
Marathon County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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Jul 4 2006

dennis llewellyn

Location: mattoon, section of river closest to pallet mill
Shawano County

this was from 1130 to 1245, ill be going to more spots later will update at end of day

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Jul 5 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Ackley State Wildlife Area
Langlade County

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Jul 5 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Northeast of Goodman
Marinette County

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 6 2006

R. Helman

Location: County O near Millston
Jackson County

Jul 7 2006

Karla Huston

Location: backyard garden
Outagamie County

Jul 8 2006

Ron Arnold

Location: Sandhill/Seneca NABA count
Wood County

New Sandhill/Seneca count record high numbers for: Variegated, Great Spangled, and Aphrodite Fritillary; Monarch. Mustard White tied with the previous high.

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Jul 9 2006

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jul 9 2006

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center NABA count
Milwaukee County

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Jul 10 2006

Karl & Dorothy Legler and others

Location: Trempealeau NABA count
Trempealeau County

Jul 13 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: Cemetary Road area
Jackson County

American Copper and Common Wood Nymph both very common. Bog coppers were seen in the poor fen off of the ATV trail.

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Jul 14 2006

Joan Braune and Ann Thering

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

We also had one duskywing sp.

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Jul 14 2006

Arlene Koziol

Location: Burma Rd., Devil's Lake SP
Sauk County

Jul 14 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine NABA count
Fond du Lac County

Rain in the morning and cloudy with some drizzle until 12:30 and then mostly sunny.

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

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Jul 15 2006

Ann & Scott Swengel

Location: Wazee NABA count
Jackson County

Jul 16 2006

Andy Paulios

Location: Horicon National Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 18 2006

Todd Sima

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area and The West side of it
Wood County

The two Purplish Coppers were on Weisner Road.

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 18 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve - NABA Count
Eau Claire County

More than ten participants and four parties. Six Harvesters is the most I have ever seen in one day. The Fiery Skipper was the earliest and the farthest north that I have seen this species. A great day!

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 18 2006

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Yankee Lake area and yard.
Marinette County

Eastern Tailed-Blues were all over the butterfly milkweeds this morning.

Jul 19 2006

Ann Thering

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

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Jul 20 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR East and West Avoca Units
Iowa County

The Pearl Crescents are now every where at West Avoca.

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 20 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Blue River Unit
Grant County

This is the first Roadside Skipper that I have seen at Blue River and it is very fresh. The Buckeye is very worn from the storms and I found three American Coppers dead and laying on flowers.

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Jul 21 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadow
Burnett County

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 22 2006

Tod Highsmith

Location: Jefferson Tamarack Swamp SNA
Jefferson County

This is my first Giant Swallowtail for Wisconsin.

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Jul 22 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Ashland County

I checked out different trails off Forest Road 173 north of Black Lake. Dun Skippers were nectaring heavily on Dogbane and were almost as abundant as the European Skippers were three weeks ago.

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 22 2006

David Drexler

Location: Muralt Bluff Prairie SNA
Green County

First time looking for the Regals and they were cooperative! There may have been as many as five, but I think it was the same two individuals seen multiple times.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 22 2006

Jim Phillips

Location: Pederson’s Gardens/Anna-Gene Park
Douglas County

Jul 23 2006

David Drexler

Location: Teal Pond, UW Arboretum
Dane County

First snout I've seen! These harvesters are the first I've seen in Dane county. They've been hanging around the same spot for a couple weeks now.

★ = New county photo record
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Jul 24 2006

Ann Thering

Location: Private property south of Blue Mounds.
Iowa County

Very windy conditions.

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Jul 24 2006

Mike Reese

Location: various sites north of 21 and east of Copper Rd.
Monroe County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 25 2006

Mike Reese, KenTennessen

Location: High Cliff SP, Billion WLA, Killsnake WLA
Calumet County

We were looking mostly for odes, but did see a few butterflies. There were few nectar plants available in the marsh areas that we visited, with many areas dominated by reed canary grass.

Jul 26 2006

Sunny Knutson

Location: Riveredge Nature Center NABA count
Ozaukee County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 27 2006

Ann & Scott Swengel

Location: Crex Meadows NABA count
Burnett County

Jul 27 2006

Glenda Denniston

Location: Lakeshore Nature Preserve, UW Madison
Dane County

Newly planted wetland gully at edge of woods, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, UW Madison, WI. I was weeding new plantings and the Snout flew from one of the marking sticks to the cuff of my work glove. Did this numerous times and when I offered my finger it perched on me, apparently sipping sweat. Stayed near me for more than 2 hrs, perching on my hand periodically. Had to be careful not to squash it.

Jul 28 2006

Ann & Scott Swengel

Location: Cornucopia NABA count
Bayfield County

Jul 28 2006

Joan Braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 29 2006

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run SNA
Columbia County

Jul 29 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Woodman and Millville Units
Grant County

Also photographed Two Hummingbird Moths.

Jul 30 2006

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Rock River Prairie SNA, Newark Road Prairie, Beckman Mill Park, Avon Bottoms
Rock County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 31 2006

David Drexler

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Jul 31 2006

David Drexler

Location: Kettle Moraine North Unit
Fond du Lac County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 31 2006

dennis llewellyn

Location: the sewage pond road, and swamp road, Mattoon area
Shawano County

In the last 3 to 4 days there has been a major emergence of Milbert's Tortiseshells.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 31 2006

Todd Sima

Location: LWR East and West Avoca Units
Iowa County

The Common Roadside and Pecks Skippers were at the West Avoca Unit.

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record