Butterfly sightings for March 2008

Mar 26 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 201 W Beltline Hwy, Madison
Dane County

I looked out my window and saw the Mourning Cloak landing on some dried leaves. It's my first butterfly I've seen this spring the the first since 11/1/07.

Mar 28 2008

Stephanie Loehr

Location: New Fane Trail, Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

I specifically went out to look for Mourning Cloaks and I found one! It was sitting on the edge of the trail ON SNOW basking in the sun.

Mar 29 2008

Rhonda Topczewski

Location: Muskego
Waukesha County

I had never seen a butterfly so early in spring. I went on-line to see if I could find out some more information. I was able to identify it as the Mourning Cloak and learned that it hibernates. I learned something new today. I thought it was way too cold for butterflies. Nice way to bring in spring.