Butterfly sightings for April 2008

Apr 2 2008

Ann Thering

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

At last!

Apr 4 2008

Carla Strating

Location: City of Delavan
Walworth County

I was out working in the yard this afternoon and saw a shadow flittering by and looked up and there was a mourning cloak stopping to say hello.

Apr 4 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: downtown Madison
Dane County

Apr 4 2008

Nicole Mitchell

Location: city of Eau Claire, backyard
Eau Claire County

Apr 4 2008

marcie o'connor

Location: our farm
Buffalo County

It was so nice to see butterflies - the first ones I've seen this year. This is the time of year we see lots of Infants - that little day flying orange and brown moth. They flutter around like butterflies, but it's nice to see some real butterflies too.

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

Apr 5 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 201 W Beltline Hwy, Madison
Dane County

This is probably the same mourning cloak that I reported seeing last week. It was in the same location.

Apr 5 2008

marcie o'connor

Location: our farm
Buffalo County

★ = New county photo record

Apr 5 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: logging roads in woods in town of Seneca
Wood County

Finally, after 3 weekends of hiking in the woods.

Apr 5 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

My first butterflies of the year, despite 12-20 inches of snow left. All the butterflies were on a bare dirt road.

Apr 5 2008

JEFF MROCZEK

Location: Backyard
Fond du Lac County

Apr 5 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Cook Arboretum in Janesville
Rock County

Apr 5 2008

Mike Reese

Location: West Lane Rd., west of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

There is still a lot of snow in the woods, including near the butterflies.

Apr 5 2008

Mike Kirch

Location: Ridge Run County Park
Washington County

☆ = New county sighting record

Apr 5 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Dewey Marsh Shooting Range
Portage County

Apr 5 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Olin Park, Madison, WI
Dane County

Apr 6 2008

David Drexler

Location: UW Arboretum, Grady tract
Dane County

Apr 6 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: logging roads in woods in town of Seneca
Wood County

Apr 13 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: logging roads in woods in town of Seneca
Wood County

Apr 14 2008

Mike Reese

Location: west of Wautoma
Waushara County

I stopped at my favorite spot to look for the first Pasque Flowers of the year. There weren't many but there were a few open at the very top of the hill.

Apr 16 2008

Randy Krause

Location: Poynette
Columbia County

Shown here basking on mulch, it was also seen nectering on spring bulbs.

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

Apr 16 2008

Ann Thering

Sauk County

Apr 16 2008

David Reese, Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

Hilltopping just outside of town.

Apr 18 2008

joan braune

Location: Madison - in my backyard
Dane County

Apr 18 2008

Susan Wilde

Location: my backyard
Jefferson County

Apr 19 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Strickers Pond
Dane County

I also saw a fast-moving white/sulfur and another unknown butterfly...didn't get a good look.

Not much to nectar on yet...come on Dandelions!

Apr 19 2008

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: near Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Stopped at historical marker on Hwy 54 and saw the Painted Lady.

★ = New county photo record

Apr 20 2008

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Wazee area
Jackson County

Festive and Oblique-lined tiger beetles but no new butterflies. We did see a mating pair of Common Green Darners.

Apr 20 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Apr 20 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Found Splendid and Festive Tiger Beetles at Spring Green.

Apr 20 2008

Andy Paulios

Location: My House - McFarland, WI
Dane County

Apr 20 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Tower Hill State Park
Iowa County

Apr 20 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Dewey Shooting Range, Portage County
Portage County

Apr 20 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Windsor, WI
Dane County

Flying up and over and around my house...causing me to run from one side to the other and back again trying to keep it in sight.

☆ = New county sighting record

Apr 21 2008

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our farm - central Buffalo County
Buffalo County

Many Mourning Cloaks - I didn't count them.

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

Apr 21 2008

Glenda Denniston

Location: Gully, Lakeshore Nature Preserve, Madison
Dane County

Apr 22 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park
Dane County

Apr 22 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Apr 22 2008

Tod Highsmith

Location: Dorothy Carnes County Park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Also lots of Green Darner dragonflies

Apr 22 2008

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - east side neighborhood
Dane County

Apr 23 2008

Charles Roberts

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

Apr 23 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Not many spring-like days this year so today brought out many woodland butterflies to the dirt forest roads...

Apr 23 2008

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Unit of Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

The 3 Ladies were within 20 feet of each other nectaring on Dutchman's Breeches. For anyone that does not know what a Green Darner looks like I've included a photo taken today. Very little Rock Cress for the Olympia Marbles.

Apr 23 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: spotted in Beaver Dam
Dodge County

I have also been seeing dragonflies at Lake Farm Park near Madison.

☆ = New county sighting record

Apr 23 2008

Mike Reese, David Reese

Location: Wautoma and north of Mount Morris
Waushara County

I also found only my second site for Cicindela purpurea, the Cow Path Tiger Beetle.

Apr 27 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma and Wild Rose area
Waushara County

Not a bad day for temps <50 degrees.

Apr 27 2008

Ron Arnold

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

Temperature was only in the upper 40's today, but it was sunny. The Brown Elfins spent most of their time basking, except for two which had trouble sharing a sunny spot.

Apr 29 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Apr 30 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma and Wild Rose area
Waushara County