Butterfly sightings for June 2007

Jun 1 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Both Brown Elfins were very worn.

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Jun 1 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, Highway 21
Waushara County

The Giant Swallowtail was my third sighting of this species in Waushara County and first since the early 1990s. It was also my earliest by far! The Hobomok is a dark female that is called form pocohontas. I also sighted a couple Tiger Swallowtails but I couldn't tell the species.

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Jun 1 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

Saw my first spangled skimmer...thanks to Todd Sima!

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Jun 2 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

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Jun 2 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Jun 2 2007

Mike Reese

Location: South of Coloma, Chafee Creek and Bohn Lake
Waushara County

There weren't very many butterflies at Bohn Lake, but there were a lot of dragonflies and they were landing on my hat and shoulders every time I stopped. I decided to try to set up my tripod and set the timer and see what kind of photo I could get. I was amazed to see that I had five Chalk-fronted Corporals on my hat, another one on my shoulder, and a Common Whitetail.

Jun 3 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

The Clouded Sulphurs were abundant and a Midland Clubtail took advantage of it. I also attached one photo from the 17-yr cicada trip to Lake Geneva. We had a great time. If you missed this trip, think about joining us on June 9th for another cicada field trip.

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Jun 3 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Green Bay, WI
Brown County

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Jun 4 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Cloudy with only very brief periods of sunshine.

Jun 5 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

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Jun 5 2007

Todd Sima

Location: South of Tower Hill
Iowa County

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Jun 5 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Jun 6 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Breezy today. Started out with lots of sun and then quickly clouded over for the rest of the day. Many of the Harris' Checkerspots were on wet sand.

Jun 6 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Stopped briefly early morning; very windy. My first great spangled of the year.

Jun 6 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Various places in Adams County including Quincy Bluff
Adams County

Also saw a duskywing

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Jun 7 2007

Kathy Kirk

Location: southwest side of Madison
Dane County

Two females laying eggs on pipevine, Aristolochia tomentosa.

Jun 8 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Jun 8 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

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Jun 8 2007

Ron Arnold, Mike Reese

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Sunny but very windy today. The Harris' Checkerspot that has more orange is the most common here. Only 3 of the ones seen today were of the darker form that is more common in the eastern United States.

Jun 8 2007

Ron Arnold, Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Sunny but very windy today.

Jun 8 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

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Jun 8 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

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Jun 9 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Also saw a duskywing, but it was too worn to identify. After seeing my first ever Common Ringlet in Wood County, I saw a second one on my property, about 2 miles from the first sighting.

Jun 9 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Necedah Refuge Area
Juneau County

Jun 9 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jun 9 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

The Common Ringlet was the first I've seen in Wood County.

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Jun 9 2007

Mike Reese, Karl & Dorothy Legler, et al

Location: Beulah Bog State Natural Area
Walworth County

SWBA/Madison Audubon Society cicada field trip afternoon stop. 1 singing 17-yr cicada.

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Jun 10 2007

Eric Howe

Location: Lulu Lake SNA
Walworth County

Casual observations while out pulling garlic mustard in open woodlands adjacent to wetlands throughout the day. Also heard a dozen plus 17-year cicadas at various locations.

Jun 10 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Near Lake Vuiex Desert
Vilas County

Another un-ided duskywing as well.

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Jun 10 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

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Jun 10 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog and wooded edges along cranberry reservoirs in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

The Brown Elfin was very worn.

Jun 10 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 11 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Sauk County

We did our 50-stop Federal Breeding Bird Survey this morning. Healthy 17-year cicada chorus at 2 stops and a Little Yellow on the last stop.

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Jun 11 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

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Jun 11 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Necedah Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Saw 15+ additional tiger swallowtails.

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Jun 11 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Millville LWR Wildlife Area
Grant County

Jun 11 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Long Lake west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Unusually high numbers of these two species in the northwoods so far this year.

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Jun 11 2007

Micheal Woodmansee

Location: Town of Berlin
Marathon County

Location is an old school forest trail. Area is dense forest with pockets of sunlight - where most were soaring like eagles on warm air currents.

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Jun 12 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Mostly in and around Crex Meadows and Governor Knowles State Forest
Burnett County

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Jun 12 2007

Rose T

Oconto County

100's of butterflies on wild flowers and dirt roads.

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Jun 12 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

The Dainty Sulphur was heading east at a pretty good clip and I was able to follow it for over 200 yards to get the photo. The Elfin was very worn but the arrowheads on the hindwing below, which are characteristic of the Eastern Pine Elfin, were still present.

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Jun 12 2007

joan braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

We also saw a horned clubtail dragonfly.

Jun 12 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Nine springs Eway, southest of Madison, & Fitchburg
Dane County

Most of the sightings were at 9 springs eway, with 1 Tiger Swallowtail and a few whites in rural Fitchburg near Co Hys D & M. Also saw a couple blues, but unable to indentify and several dragonflies in 9 Springs area.

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Jun 12 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: My house in Ashland
Ashland County

More evidence this species is unusually abundant this year...

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Jun 14 2007

Ann Thering and Joan Braune

Location: Avoca LWR
Iowa County

Jun 14 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Jun 14 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Lake Mills Wildlife Area - Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

Also saw a small black skipper that wouldn't stay still long enough for me to ID it.

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Jun 14 2007

Ann Thering and Joan Braune

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Jun 14 2007

Micheal Woodmansee

Location: My House - just outside of Wausau
Marathon County

I have lived in the Wausau area for 11 years and this is the first Common Buckeye I have seen. I was painting my house and about fell off the ladder.

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Jun 15 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Hardscrabble SNA
Lafayette County

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Jun 15 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Bakken's Pond and Curson Slough
Sauk County

Jun 15 2007

Anthony Westkamper

Location: Waterford Rd.
Waukesha County

Individual nearly perfect condition suspect it had just emerged.

Jun 16 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Roche-A-Cri State Park
Adams County

The White Admiral flew over the observation deck at the top of Roche-A-Cri Mound.

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Jun 16 2007

Royan Webb

Location: Mud Lake Wildlife Refuge
Dodge County

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Jun 16 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR AVOCA
Iowa County

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Jun 17 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Penisula State Park
Door County

Jun 17 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Toft Point State Natural Area
Door County

Jun 17 2007

Todd Sima

Location: South of Tower Hill
Iowa County

Note especially the snout with no snout photo. This was the first Snout that Todd had ever seen and it had no snout! What are the odds of that?
Mike

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Jun 17 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 17 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

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Jun 18 2007

Patricia S. Brooks

Location: Soldiers Grove
Crawford County

Notice how long the tails appear.
Mike

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Jun 18 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

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Jun 18 2007

Tod Highsmith

Location: Nine Springs and Lake Farms, Madison
Dane County

There were easily 100 Red Admirals in the boat ramp parking lot on Lake Waubesa alone, and many were dead on the pavement. There were enough at Nine Springs to be distracting while I was trying to watch dragonflies.

Jun 19 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park, southeast of Madison,WI
Dane County

The trails are full of red admirals. There is no way to estimate their exact number. They were even landing on me.

Jun 19 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Very windy.

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Jun 19 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Village of Paddock Lake
Kenosha County

Seen fluttering around and landing on clover plants in the grass

Jun 19 2007

Claude Schilling

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

There were 20 or more near the falls mixed in with the Red Admirals. It was about 8:30 am. They were vere active, much more so than the Admirals, preventing any photographs.

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Jun 20 2007

Nancy Miskulin

Location: Edgerton, on the Rock River
Rock County

Jun 20 2007

Lynn Gnirk

Location: Our home in S. Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

At least 50 in one tree in our front yard. Several individuals are fluttering around our entire property. Lovely Sight!

Jun 20 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Red admirals on the road, on the sumac, etc. Hard to pick out the other species!

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Jun 20 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

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Jun 20 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

Flowers being visited by butterflies included (especially) Common Milkweed, Canada Thistle and Indian Hemp.

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Jun 20 2007

lisa hartwig

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

There were 1000s of these butterflies lining the multi-use trail of the state park. I have never seen so many at one time.

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Jun 20 2007

Dave Hanson

Location: Meridean, along the Chippewa River
Dunn County

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Jun 20 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Intersection of Scott Lake Road (FR2183) and Experimental Road (FR2184)
Forest County

Probably more Greenish Blues but I didn't even know what I was looking at until I studied my photos later.

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

Greenish Blue

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Jun 21 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

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Jun 21 2007

Deborah Johnson-Peabody

Location: Stoughton
Dane County

From the 21st through the 26th the blossoms of the 12 foot diameter hydrangia in my yard were covered with Red Admirals from late morning until almost dusk. They were so numerous that there were often two and sometimes three to a bloom. This happened in 2001 as well. It becomes a living shrub and is marvelous to see.

Jun 21 2007

Gertrud Zoeller

Location: My backyard in Sussex
Waukesha County

Left tail almost gone.

Jun 21 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Thunder Lake State Wildlife Area
Oneida County

More Buckeyes...

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Jun 21 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Marsh
Portage County

1st Regals of the year.

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Jun 22 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Brooks Bluff State Natural Area
Adams County

Cloudy, 5-minutes of spotty sun.

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Jun 22 2007

Amanda

Location: WPS Insurance
Marathon County

Took some pictures of these because they were all over the trees

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Jun 22 2007

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Burlington School Forest
Kenosha County

My First Striped and Coral in Racine County!

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Jun 23 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: spruce/tamarack bog in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

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Jun 23 2007

Dave Fallow

Location: Madison
Dane County

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Jun 23 2007

Kathy Esser

Location: Madison (East Side)
Dane County

Numerous in backyard

Jun 23 2007

B. Leja

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

100's of Red Admirals on the blossoms of a tree in our backyard and sunning on the side of the house.

Jun 23 2007

Jack & Linda Pace

Location: Numerous back roads near Rio & Otsego
Columbia County

Our count of 100 is likely an underestimation. Sighting of the Red Admirals have been prolific over the past 3 days along Hwy 60 and Cty Hwy C.

Jun 23 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 23 2007

David Drexler

Location: Lake Farm Park and Nine Springs E-way
Dane County

Red Admirals everywhere! My first Buckeye, too, though before I could get a better shot it was chased off by... a red admiral.

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Jun 23 2007

David Drexler

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady tract
Dane County

Numerous red admirals at the Arb as well, but not in the same crazy numbers. Photo is of a mourning cloak, comma, and red admiral competing for a patch of prime sap--first time I've managed three species in the same frame.

Jun 23 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Lake Tomahawk - Kemp Station
Oneida County

American Lady was previously reported.

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Jun 23 2007

Todd Sima and Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

★ = New county photo record
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Jun 23 2007

Todd Sima and Mike Reese

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie, State Natural Area
Lafayette County

Photos are of the same male Byssus Skipper.

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Jun 24 2007

Kevin M. Koch

Location: Berlin,3 mi S
Green Lake County

We have had Red Admirals in our garden and around our pond for days now, more than I have ever seen!!

Jun 24 2007

Royan Webb

Location: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour
Dodge County

Red Admirals were everywhere!
Fritillary was being chased off the flowers by them.

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Jun 24 2007

Curt Rogers

Location: North shore of Lake Como
Walworth County

Outbreak! Sighted at least 50 on east facing white picket fence and the trees behind early in the morning.

Jun 24 2007

Jack & Linda Pace

Location: Hwy BB, near Deerfield
Dane County

Literally 2,000 plus Red Admirals seen, flying, landing on roadways and trails. Incredible to see so many at one time.

Jun 24 2007

Sharon Morgan

Location: In the backyard flower beds...next to the house
Winnebago County

He stayed for quite a while. I got a lot of pictures and then he closed his wings and he didn't even look like the same butterfly. I think he was going for the oriole nectar.

Jun 24 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Dewey Heights Prairie SNA
Grant County

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Jun 24 2007

joan braune and tod highsmith

Location: cherokee marsh
Dane County

The red admirals were incredible - probably at least 1,000! They were all over the road, the paths, the flowers.

Jun 24 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Nine Springs Eway & West Beltline Hwy.
Dane County

Most of the sightings are at 9 springs, however, I saw a pair of banded hairstreaks outside my balcony window in the trees. When one landed on a maple leaf, I got out the binoculars to identify it.

Jun 24 2007

J. Ross

Location: All rural roads and backyard garden
Rock County

100+ is probably a conservative estimate. They seemed to be covering the road, and I felt bad that I was probably hitting a lot of them with my car. They seem very friendly as well. I've had a number of them land right on me while working in my garden at home.

Jun 25 2007

Rhonda Hansen

Location: Richard Bong SNA Hwy BB North Entrance
Kenosha County

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Jun 25 2007

Helen Arens

Location: East of Hwy 83 and Hwy 59 1 mile on north side of road
Waukesha County

The gravel driveway is covered with the red admirals. Seems to coincide with the blooming of the Canadian thistle that we are trying to control in our prairie area. There were hundreds around the farm tractor doing work in the field.

Jun 25 2007

David Drexler

Location: Lakeshore forest preserve, UW Madison
Dane County

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2007

Kristina Taylor-Brand

Location: 17th Avenue Between Main and Oregon
Winnebago County

Amazing view, we have never seen so many in one area. I have noticed one living in my fern this last week when watering. Never thought I would see such a sight!

Jun 26 2007

Jill O'Neill

Location: south park and 18th
Winnebago County

hundreds of these in the trees

Jun 26 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Allen Creek - Karow Property
Jefferson County

Very hot and lots of deer flies! Also photographed an unknown skipper.

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Jun 26 2007

Becky Sorenson

Location: 10th Avenue in Winneconne
Winnebago County

My husband and I see them all over the yard. They like the garage and our rocks by our small pond. They like to sit on the flowers and in the mulch below them.

Jun 26 2007

mike helf

Location: 1248 lake breeze rd oshkosh wi
Winnebago County

They're all over. The chihuahua I rescued from the animal shelter is amazed.

Jun 27 2007

Karen Garrison

Location: Half way between Omro and Oshkosh on Highway K
Winnebago County

The past two days I have seen 20-50 butterflies in my driveway, on the garage and house, and in trees. What a fabulous sight to see!!

Jun 27 2007

Sheryl Kraft

Location: in our yard
Brown County

Our first sighting was in the the morning in our front yard. We had another sighting later in the afternoon in our backyard. We have been pleased to notice a greater variety of butterflies last year and this year.

Jun 27 2007

Claude Schilling

Location: Phoenix Park & Altoona garden
Eau Claire County

Single sightings on three different days 27th, 28th, & 30th

Jun 28 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR MILLVILLE
Grant County

Mike told me to check areas that had Junipers for the Juniper Hairstreak so I decided to check a new area. Well, I walked right into 5 Rattlesnakes. A first for me. When I heard the rattle and looked down they put the fear into me!

Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

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Jun 28 2007

Karla Sharp

Location: Stoughton
Dane County

Jun 28 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Western Dane County - Private Land
Dane County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2007

Mike Reese, Tom Underwood

Location: Puchyan Prairie SNA
Green Lake County

I had never seen this species in June but expected that they would be flying since this is an early year for most species.

Jun 29 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: Eldorado Marsh
Fond du Lac County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jun 29 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: Eldorado Marsh
Fond du Lac County

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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Jun 29 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Intersection of Scott Lake Road (FR2183) and Experimental Road (FR2184)
Forest County

Not a complete list. Greenish Blue was quite worn.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

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Jun 29 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Fitchburg, Co. Hys. D & M
Dane County

Jun 29 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: East shore of Rainbow Flowage
Oneida County

Not a complete list. All the American Ladies were extremely fresh. Variegated Frit was very worn.

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Jun 29 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Hogback Prairie SNA
Crawford County

16 male Crossline Skippers, 1 female.

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Jun 29 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Rock Island State Park
Door County

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Jun 30 2007

Kyle Johnson

Location: 2 tamarack/spruce bogs E of Wausau
Marathon County

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Jun 30 2007

David Drexler

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

★ = New county photo record
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Jun 30 2007

NABA count, 12 observers

Location: NABA Riveredge Nature Center count
Ozaukee County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 30 2007

joan braune

Location: Faville Grove and Zeloski Marsh
Jefferson County

☆ = New county sighting record