Butterfly sightings for August 2007

Aug 1 2007

Terry Leasa

Location: Oakfield Conservation Club Land, Town of Oakfield
Fond du Lac County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Aug 1 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Property
Ozaukee County

Most sightings were from the Bluff overlook and along the Bluff trail. One female Ea. Tailed Blue amongst the 3. The Black Swallowtail was at the Bluff overlook acting territorial chasing off anything that would fly his way. The RS Purple was in fresh condition.

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Aug 1 2007

Tom Poklen

Location: Ridges Sanctuary, Mud Lake Preserve, and private property near Bailey's Harbor
Door County

As an added bonus, had the privelege of seeing the Hine's Emerald at Mud Lake!

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 1 2007

Kim Karow

Location: Allen Creek wetlands south of Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Saw my first Giant Swallowtail. Amazing!

Aug 1 2007

Ann Thering

Location: UW -Madison Arboretum
Dane County

The Fiery Skippers were nectaring mostly on rosinweed, but also joe-pye weed and rattlesnake master.

Aug 2 2007

Gertrud Zoeller

Location: My backyard and front yard in Sussex (Town of Lisbon)
Waukesha County

Cabbage whites like my vegetable garden.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 2 2007

Sharon Knopf

Location: backyard garden in Plover
Portage County

Aug 2 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Private property County W, west of Hwy 51/39
Portage County

Female was laying eggs on Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense).

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

Aug 3 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Leola Marsh
Adams County

I stopped at 6:15 to look around and was surprised to see the Giant Swallowtail. I was trying to photograph it in flight without a lot of success, but notice the ant that was caught in the claw of its tarsus! The Checkered Whites were also a bonus.

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

Aug 3 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: East shore of Rainbow Flowage
Oneida County

Almost unbelievable numbers of Dainty Sulphurs, with undoubtedly dozens more present in this huge area of habitat. Also lots of Checkered Whites. A great place for some interesting species.

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

Aug 3 2007

Claude Schilling

Location: My Garden in Altoona
Eau Claire County

★ = New county photo record

Aug 3 2007

Claude Schilling

Location: My Garden - Altoona
Eau Claire County

I was surprised it could fly since both wings were tattered and one wing almost half gone.

Aug 3 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Baxter Lane and Woodman Units
Grant County

Aug 3 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Spring Green Preserve and along Jones Rd to west
Sauk County

Daintys along Jones Rd.

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Aug 4 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Hiles Wetlands SNA
Wood County

No sun at all and scattered rain.

Aug 4 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Sandy Knoll County Park near West Bend
Washington County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 5 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Old Marsh Road east end, Horicon NWR
Dodge County

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

Aug 5 2007

Jay Tamblingson

Location: Yard
Milwaukee County

This specimen was very intrigued by our blooming liatris and let me get very close to photograph.

Aug 6 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

I spent about an hour walking around my property after work today right before the sky turned cloudy. The Checkered White and the Common Checkered-Skippers were a nice surprise.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

★ = New county photo record

Aug 6 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Poygan Marsh
Waushara County

Aug 6 2007

Sam Jurkovic & Joan Jurkovic

Location: Fish Lake WA
Burnett County

Aug 6 2007

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida
Outagamie County

Aug 7 2007

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land off Hwy 13, 2.5 mi. S. of Hwy 73
Wood County

Stopped to look for Checkered Whites and found them!

★ = New county photo record

Aug 7 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Numerous sites mostly in Wazee Park area
Jackson County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 7 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Muscada and Blue River Units
Grant County

After the morning rain I went over to Muscada and Blue River and found the Common Sootywing to be the butterfly of the day. The most that I have ever seen and was able to take one picture with seventeen of them in it.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 8 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca area
Iowa County

I was very surprised to see two Checkered Whites and after an eighty yard sprint I was able to get just three pictures of one. The Sleepys and Little Yellows looked very fresh, while the Daintys looked worn.

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

Aug 8 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Aug 8 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Nine Springs Madison Sewage
Dane County

Harvester was a life butterfly!

Aug 9 2007

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown
Washington County

These were prominent around the entire perimeter of my yard today. Previously I have seen them in one specific area.

Aug 9 2007

Sharon Morgan

Location: In my front yard flowerbed....
Winnebago County

It is smaller than a lot of butterflies that I have just started to photograph but it is beautiful. It stayed around for quite some time.

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

Aug 9 2007

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown
Washington County

These were active, as usual, around the perimeter of my yard which is sectioned off from farm fields by wild growth.

Aug 9 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

These appeared in the same location as they have throughout the last month or so. This is the first time I have seen more than 3 at one time. The closest to me constantly defended his turf against encroachment by drangonflies and other Black Swallowtails. Oddly, it did not bother to chase Cabbage Whites that came near it.

Aug 9 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

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

Aug 10 2007

Mike Kirch

Location: Allenton Marsh
Washington County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 10 2007

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown
Washington County

Aug 10 2007

Mike Reese, Todd Sima

Location: Blue River/Muscoda Wildlife Areas
Grant County

This female Autumn Meadowhawk was pointed about as straight up and down as she could get!

Aug 10 2007

Mike Reese, Todd Sima

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Sleepy Oranges were fresh. The photos are of two different individuals. Thanks to Todd Sima I saw my first Wisconsin Fragile Forktails.

Aug 11 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Cloudy today.

Aug 11 2007

SWBA Field Trip: 9 participants

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

After a morning shower the skies cleared and the butterflies appeared. On this first stop of the field trip the highlights were the Gray Hairstreak, the Checkered White, and the Sleepy Orange. Photos were submitted by Ann Thering.

Aug 11 2007

SWBA Field Trip: 9 participants

Location: Blue River Wildlife Area
Grant County

Second stop of the field trip. The highlights here were the Harvester and the Leonard's Skipper.

Aug 12 2007

joan braune

Location: olbrich gardens
Dane County

In a very brief period of looking at butterflies, I saw several Fiery Skippers.

Aug 12 2007

Dan Foster

Location: SE Germantown
Washington County

Aug 12 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: Roche-A-Cri State Park and SNA
Adams County

Aug 12 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Aug 12 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Paddock Lake
Kenosha County

All species were seen between August 11 and August 13.

★ = New county photo record

Aug 12 2007

Dave Hanson

Location: Washburn
Bayfield County

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

Aug 13 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison
Dane County

2nd Wisconsin record for the Funereal Duskywing! It was mainly nectaring on Verbena.

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

Aug 13 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Spent about 2.5 hours roaming around and saw more Fiery Skippers than I have ever seen in one place. This species was just seen in Washburn, Bayfield County, the farthest north that this species has been seen in Wisconsin.

Aug 13 2007

jbraune@sbcglobal.net

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Another quick visit to Olbrich Gardens. It was nice to see 3 skippers, all on the same plant, in one area.

Aug 14 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

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

Aug 14 2007

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Allen Centenial Garden at UW Madison
Dane County

1 female

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Aug 14 2007

Andy Paulios

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Saw at least one (probably 2) Fiery Skippers. One perched on a sign that we were erecting and nectared on spotted knapweed. It seems as if I can't get away from this species now.

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Aug 14 2007

Sharon Morgan

Location: Front yard flower bed...
Winnebago County

I had seen him around in the flowerbed the previous week but he was so fast I could never get a picture until this day. It was early morning and I had my camera in my pocket. What luck...

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

Aug 15 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

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

Aug 16 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadow
Burnett County

Bronze Copper was very worn.

★ = New county photo record
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Aug 17 2007

Todd Sima

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

On Thursday I saw over 300 Tiger Beetles in Richland County and at one point I sat down to watch over 200 of them put on one of the best insect shows that I have ever seen. On Friday I stopped at Spring Green to see what I could find. I photographed my first Tetracha Virginica. Then I found two Mating Robber Flies with a Grasshopper and thought that three is a crowd. Since the Robber Flies feed on the body fluids I have renamed the picture as Gatorade for Robber Flies! The little creatures still amaze me as much as the big ones.

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 17 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Blue River LWR
Grant County

Notice the lack of spots on the very fresh Leonard's Skipper.

Aug 17 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

It was a good day!

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17 2007

Mike Reese, Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Washburn
Bayfield County

Most of the Sachems and Fiery Skippers were seen on a sandy lowland area on Lake Superior. This area is normally underwater so it is very open. Nevertheless Sachems were seen at three sites in Washburn.

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Aug 22 2007

Rose Tiegs

Location: oneida
Outagamie County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 22 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

In between the clouds and downpours, I found that Olbrich still has fiery skippers; a few were fresh, as was the Little Yellow.

Aug 22 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

When the sun came out so did the butterflies. It isn't often that a Black Saddlebags will sit so still!

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

Aug 23 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Aug 23 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

I spent about 1/2 hour walking around my property after work. This was the only sunny period today. The Dainty Sulphur was in the same location as my previous sightings in early July.

Aug 24 2007

Scott M. Horzen

Location: Racine County Wetland Mitigation Site
Racine County

Individual observed taking nectar from a bull thistle

★ = New county photo record
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Aug 25 2007

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip: 6 participants

Location: Smith Rd., Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area
Rock County

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

Aug 25 2007

Ron Arnold

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

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2007

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Aug 25 2007

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association field trip: 6 participants

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 25 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Germantown
Washington County

Aug 25 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Iowa County

Aug 25 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens SNA
Grant County

Aug 25 2007

Tom Bentley

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

Aug 26 2007

Tod Highsmith

Location: Dorothy Carnes County Park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 26 2007

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

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

Aug 26 2007

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Not much flying in the woodlands here these days...

★ = New county photo record

Aug 27 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Freidenfeld Park, Germantown
Washington County

Aug 28 2007

Dan Foster

Location: Gemantown
Washington County

All spotted om my property. Just missed getting a photo of the Red-spotted Purple.

Aug 28 2007

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Aug 28 2007

Cathy Burrell

Location: Numerous stops along the Mississippi River
Crawford County

I stopped at a number of boat landings and fields of wildflowers along the Great River Road (HWY 35) in Crawford County to try out my brand new camera.

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

Aug 29 2007

Ron Arnold, Lydia Thurber

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

I spotted the Question Mark while mowing the lawn this evening, and so did my granddaughter. She suggested looking for more. She's 5 years old and likes butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.

Aug 30 2007

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

This was the first adult Pipevine Swallowtail that I have ever seen. I saw it twice and almost got the camera focused before it flew away.

Mike

Aug 30 2007

Todd Sima

Location: LWR Avoca area
Iowa County

In the picture there are three Clouded Sulphurs, two Sleepys, over ten Little Yellows and Dainty Sulphurs for a Mixed Bag of Sulphurs.

Aug 30 2007

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardenss,Madison
Dane County