Butterfly sightings for May 2007

May 1 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

First of the year.

May 1 2007

joan braune

Location: picnic point, madison
Dane County

Both yesterday and today i saw the meadow fritillaries late in the afternoon.

May 1 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 1 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Woodman, Millville and Wyalusing
Grant County

I was shocked to find two Olympia Marbles at Woodman and Millville is really buzzing. The first DNR trail on HWY C west of HWY 133 that goes up to the mile high prairie was just full of butterflies. Two of the three Swallowtails were black females.

May 2 2007

Adrian M. Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

May 2 2007

Scott Monsma

Location: Madison, West side
Dane County

The four were chasing each other above my garden and around the trees, usually staying within 1-2 feet of each other, and about 10-20 feet above ground. Ocassionally one or two would break off and land for a moment or two.

May 3 2007

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

May 4 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: West Bloomfield Township
Waushara County

Henry's Elfins in the same spot as last year plus one additional individual across the road near cabin!

May 6 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

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

May 6 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Roche a Cri St. Pk.
Adams County

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

May 6 2007

Ann Thering and David Eide

Location: Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca West Side
Iowa County

May 7 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park, 9 springs Eway, Madison,WI
Dane County

Red adminrals commonly spotted. Saw 3 to 4 Mourning Cloaks along path at Lake Farm Park that goes through the woods on the west end of the park.

May 7 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

May 7 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Cook Arboretum
Rock County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 7 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Baxters Hollow
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 8 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Roche a Cri St. Pk.
Adams County

There they were. Tryed out our new digital SLR.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 8 2007

Ann Thering and David Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

May 8 2007

Ann Thering and David Eide

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

The elfins were basking on the road.

May 8 2007

Royan Webb

Location: 9 Springs
Dane County

Rather scruffy individual

May 8 2007

Scott Monsma

Location: Meadowood neighborhood, Madison WI
Dane County

May 8 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield TriCounty School Forest
Waushara County

May 8 2007

Ilona Loser

Location: along Ice Age Trail (Lewis Street section - Cross Plains)
Dane County

May 9 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW -Madison Arboretum
Dane County

A quick stop at the Arb. My first Pearl Crescents of the year.

May 9 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 9 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR MUSCADA UNIT
Grant County

The Grass Skippers are back!

★ = New county photo record

May 9 2007

Todd Sima

Location: My driveway
Richland County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 9 2007

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

May 9 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Arena Boat Landing Area
Sauk County

May 10 2007

Mike Reese

Location: North of Mount Morris
Waushara County

May 10 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Brockway township
Jackson County

May 10 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Bird's foot violet and shooting stars are blooming.

May 11 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

May 11 2007

Mike Reese

Location: South of Coloma, Chafee Creek
Waushara County

First Gorgone Checkerspots of the year!

☆ = New county sighting record

May 11 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 12 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 12 2007

Jeff Belth

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

May 12 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Riley Lake Bog
Price County

12 Boloria fritillaries and some unidentified duskywings.
IDS are unknown at this time pending review of the photos.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 12 2007

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Brockway- Across from Wazee
Jackson County

Monarch was fairly fresh

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

May 13 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway across from Wazee Park
Jackson County

45 minutes on the way home.

May 17 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

Ice on the bog at 9:30!

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

May 17 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

Gorgone Checkerspots galore!

May 18 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Goose Island
Vernon County

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

May 19 2007

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip: 12 participants

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens area
Jackson County

A very successful first ever field trip of SWBA. Gorgone Checkerspots were abundant with at least 5 mated pairs noted. Sun in the morning gave way to a short period of rain before the sun and butterflies were back. First Karners of the year!

☆ = New county sighting record

May 19 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

More photos from the SWBA field trip

May 20 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Fifield Township
Price County

Wisconsin Frigga Fritillaries look somewhat different from illustrations in Glassberg and Kaufman. HW costal spot need not be solid white. Thin white crescent in middle of HW. Violet coloration on underside of HW is reduced. Photo is poor but shows the patterns.

May 21 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

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

May 21 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Found 1 Monarch egg on Common Milkweed.

May 22 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

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

May 22 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca West Side
Iowa County

Also four Spangled Skimmers!

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

May 22 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: County Road PF
Sauk County

West of Prairie du Sac.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 23 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Nine Springs Eway, south of Madison
Dane County

May 23 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, Highway 21
Waushara County

Stopped and checked for my first Pepper and Salt, Arctic, and Hobomok Skippers of the year.

May 23 2007

Tod Highsmith

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park
Jefferson County

Made a short visit to this park just west of Fort Atkinson. The crescents and Red-spotted Purple were puddling together on wet mud. Also many Dot-tailed Whitefaces and 26 Am. White Pelicans.

May 26 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy and cool with scattered rain.

May 26 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy and cool with scattered rain.

May 26 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Bauer Rd and Black River State Forest
Jackson County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 26 2007

Joan Braune

Location: Owen Park
Dane County

May 27 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Bakens Pond Area
Sauk County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 27 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Also saw an eight-spotted forester.

May 27 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lone Rock and Avoca west of Avoca Lake
Iowa County

May 27 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Danbury Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

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

May 27 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Very windy, mostly cloudy, and temps in the low 60s.

May 27 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Muscada from DNR Pier to Lake Paffernath
Grant County

Two Spangled Skimmers were also found on the hill by the DNR Pier.

May 28 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

I also saw Harris' Checkerspot or Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillars feeding on a nontypical hostplant for these species. I also saw four mated pairs of this robber fly and what I have always felt was my favorite Wisconsin wild flower, Gay-wings (Polygala paucifolia).

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Wood County Wildlife Area west of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Wood County Wildlife Area west of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cloudy and breezy with very brief periods of sunshine.
Also saw a Whooping Crane.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 28 2007

Lori Wucherer

Location: South Milwaukee (across from Grant Park)
Milwaukee County

Several red admirals lit on my lilac tree

May 30 2007

David Minett

Location: North Germantown
Washington County

In a clearing in my wooded back yard. 1 would fly up, then land in exactly the same spot. He did this several times in the course of an hr. Another came by and then a chase would ensue. Very interesting

May 30 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

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

May 30 2007

joan braune

Location: Grady Tract/Greene Prairie
Dane County

May 31 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

☆ = New county sighting record

May 31 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR MUSCADA AND BLUE RIVER UNITS
Grant County

May 31 2007

David Drexler and Ann Edahl

Location: Bauer Brockway and Dike 13 area
Jackson County

Found two mating pairs of Karners!

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