Butterfly sightings for October 2007

Oct 3 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

Oct 3 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Various portions of eastern Bayfield County
Bayfield County

Some casual observations while driving to work on this warm, early October day.

Oct 3 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma and Plainfield gardens.
Waushara County

The Common Checkered-Skipper was seen in the Plainfield community garden in downtown Plainfield.

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

Oct 3 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: From East Dubuque to Potosi
Grant County

One unidentified Lady also flew past.

Oct 4 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

The monarchs seemed to all cluster around some tall purple flowers. They were so thick.

Oct 4 2007

James

Location: UW - Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County

A pair of butterflies discovered on my lunch break on the north side of the campus.

★ = New county photo record

Oct 4 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Two areas along the Wisconsin River
Richland County

This past week I was still finding Eastern Forktails and American Rubyspots but was surprised today to find a Blue- Fronted Dancer and Hagens Bluet. But the real Rush was finding an Elusive Clubtail with those bright Blue Eyes!

☆ = New county sighting record

Oct 4 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

The Fiery Skippers were seen at three separate sites.

Oct 5 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

Oct 6 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Oct 6 2007

Ann Thering

Location: My Yard
Dane County

Oct 6 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

The Juniper Hairstreak is very unusual this late.

Oct 6 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Meyer Oak Grove
Sauk County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Oct 7 2007

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land off Dearborn Ave.
Marquette County

Still lots of goldenrod in flower

Oct 7 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Allen Centennial Gardens
Dane County

Two Gray Hairstreaks, one old, one new. One of the Common Buckeyes had a very red lower hindwing.

Oct 7 2007

Ann Thering

Location: My Yard
Dane County

The Black Swallowtails were caterpillars.

Oct 7 2007

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

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

Oct 8 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Nine Springs Sewage Treatment Area
Dane County

Oct 8 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg, 1 mile north of Oregon, WI
Dane County

I spotted these two in my garden this morning. Both were a surprise. It was the first Milbert's Tortoiseshell I had seen this year, and I had never seen a Little Yellow before.

Oct 13 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Goose Island
Vernon County

☆ = New county sighting record

Oct 13 2007

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

★ = New county photo record

Oct 13 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW campus
Dane County

Oct 13 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Harmony Arboretum, Grover Township
Marinette County

Oct 13 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

High temperature today was 62. The Dainty Sulphur was in my prairie restoration in the same area as all previous sightings for this year. The weedy field where the Checkered Skippers have been was mowed off this past week, but I found one Checkered Skipper along the edge.

Oct 15 2007

Ann Thering

Location: My Yard
Dane County

Oct 17 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Muscada and Blue River Units
Grant County

★ = New county photo record

Oct 17 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: my yard
Wood County

Oct 17 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Oct 17 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca areas
Iowa County

I have only seen one Sleepy so far this fall with the fall white markings and that was two weeks ago. Both of the ones that I saw today still had the summer orange markings. I also saw twenty plus Autumn Meadowhawks and three Darners.

Oct 18 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: City of fond du lac business
Fond du Lac County

in very bad shape but alive

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Oct 20 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Oct 20 2007

Glenda Denniston

Location: Lakeshore Nature Preserve, UW Madison campus
Dane County

The butterfly flew onto a shrub, sat there for just long enough for me to take a couple fairly distant zoom photos, but not long enough for me to approach and use my macro settings. When it flew I had the impression that it was quite orange on the upper side.

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

Oct 20 2007

Ann Thering, Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Oct 20 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Oct 20 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Home
Dane County

Oct 20 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: City of Fond du Lac South East Side Residence
Fond du Lac County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Oct 21 2007

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

There might have been more Checkered-Skippers but they were flying around so fast that I really couldn't count. I did see six in one swirl of activity. Very late Gorgone Checkerspot.

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

Oct 21 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

It was a delight to still see so many butterflies this late in the season. The skippers seem to prefer the herb garden which is well protected.

Oct 21 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Oct 21 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Lewis Park McFarland
Dane County

Oct 21 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca and marsh/bog areas in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Oct 21 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW campus
Dane County

Oct 23 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Millville Wyalusing and Bagley
Grant County

I found another Elusive Clubtail and a Variegated Meadowhawk for the icing on the cake!

Oct 23 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Oct 23 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Oct 25 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Mississippi River
Crawford County

Oct 25 2007

Mike Reese, Nora Dooley

Location: Riverside Park and another area about 1 mile N of there
La Crosse County

Despite cool temps the sun was out and so were the butterflies, mainly on still lots of nectar sources in garden areas.

Sachem

Sachem

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

Oct 25 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Oct 27 2007

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh
Green Lake County

Sunny, but very breezy with temperatures in the lower 50s.

Oct 28 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Oct 29 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Oct 30 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW Campus
Dane County

Very windy! One of the American Ladies was small and fresh.