Butterfly sightings for June 2008

Jun 1 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Deansville Marsh
Dane County

Quick roadside stop about 9 am.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Muscoda LWR
Grant County

We also saw four species of tiger beetles.

Jun 1 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Jun 1 2008

Mike Reese

Location: West of Wazee County Park
Jackson County

First Karner Blues of the year.

Jun 1 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie, N of Westfield
Marquette County

One male, first of the year, reported in garden by landowner. More are sure to come. Lupine area was expanded in recent years by USFWS to encourage a small population of Karners here.

Jun 2 2008

Ron Arnold

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

Both of the Swallowtails were incredibly bright yellow, my camera didn't come close to reproducing the color. The temperature was good today, but the sky was overcast. Both of the Elfins were very worn.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jun 2 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, Highway 21
Waushara County

Cloudy but warm so I couldn't pass up looking for the three spring skippers I always see here, the Arctic, Hobomok, and the Pepper and Salt Skippers. I am still looking for my first Pepper and Salt Skipper of the year.

Jun 2 2008

Sam Jurkovic & Joan Myrom

Location: Crex Meadow WA
Burnett County

June 1 sightings
Sunny, 75 degrees, NW wind at 10-15 mph
Lupine will be in full flower this week.

Jun 4 2008

Ron Arnold

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

No sun again today. Walking along the vegetation chased out a few butterflies.

Jun 5 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Very brief periods of sun today. Saw these while doing yard work.

Jun 5 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, Highway 21
Waushara County

Somewhat sunny until I got out of my car. The Giant Ichneumon (Megarhyssa atrata?), with its long ovipositor, is very impressive flying in front of one's face.

Jun 5 2008

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog - UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

I found this exquisite Giant Swallowtail along the UWM Field Station property, St. Augustine Rd, Town of Saukville, Ozaukee County. It is about 1 mile south of my house, where I photographed Giant Swallowtail caterpillars in the fall of 2007.
On Friday, June 6, I found my first viceroy and pearl crescent in the same area.
Kate

Jun 6 2008

Ron Arnold

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

Late in the day, around 6:30pm. The wind had died down some. The resident pair of loons had 2 babies with them today.

Jun 6 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park, near Madison
Dane County

Jun 6 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Various sites in the northwestern part of the county
Waupaca County

Very windy and mostly cloudy. This was the first time I have seen a Yellow Lady's Slipper.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 6 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Windsor, backyard
Dane County

On cow manure pile

Jun 6 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 6 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: DNR property in the town of Saratoga along Highway 13
Wood County

Temps in the low 80's with some sun, but very windy. Lots of Bee Flies nectaring on Hoary Puccoon.

Jun 6 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

Some sun but very windy.

Jun 7 2008

Tom Bentley and Kelly McIntyre

Location: Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area
Sauk County

Jun 7 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Jun 7 2008

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

The Eyed Click Beetle slammed into me, so I couldn't help but notice it. The rains put an end to butterflying.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 7 2008

Dory Owen

Location: near Nakoma & Beltline Hwy, Madison
Dane County

Jun 7 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Beautiful and sunny when I left to go there, but thundering and cloudy when I got there.

Jun 7 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Jun 7 2008

Andy Paulios

Location: Northern Portions of the county
Burnett County

Lots of duskywings on the roads. Brown elfins were in a bog on the Namekagon Trail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 7 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Probably our first day over 80 degrees all year. Had more duskywings, likely Juvenal's, that I couldn't ID.

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

Jun 7 2008

Ron Arnold

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

The sun came out briefly so I made a quick trip to the bog. The swallowtails were seen along the highway just before the bog. Lots of dragonfly activity here today.

Jun 7 2008

Tom Bentley and Kelly McIntyre

Location: Gotham Jack Pine Barrens State Natural Area
Richland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 7 2008

Tom Bentley and Kelly McIntyre

Location: Smith Slough and Sand Prairie State Natural Area
Richland County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 8 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Lunch Creek Fishery Area, Highway 21
Waushara County

Jun 8 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Token Creek County Park
Dane County

Park closed due to flooding. A carp shimmied across the road in the current of the overflowing creek. Boardwalk submerged. Every blade of grass and shrub was a liferaft for grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, spiders, caterpillars and especially thousands of ants. Not a good week for the flightless. One lep flying was a relief to see.

Jun 8 2008

Mike Kirch

Location: Chafee Creek
Waushara County

also a tiger swallowtail but couldn't determine species.

Jun 8 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

There was about 2 hours of sun and the butterflies took advantage of it. The elfin was very worn with just its pattern showing, the colors were all faded. The skippers were nectaring on Blackberry on the side of a hill, which is also a favorite spot for the ringlets.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Sugar River Bike Trail enterance in Brodhead
Green County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 9 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

Cecropia Moth emerged from its cocoon today.

Jun 10 2008

Andy Paulios

Location: Various Locations in Oneida County
Oneida County

Henry's Elfins were found on Swamp Creek Road off of Swamp Lake Road. Many of my field trip participants got pics. Small brown butterfly with mottled dark forewings and lighter hindwings. White cells separating dark and light. Hairy wings. Very surprised to see this bug!

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

Jun 10 2008

Joan Braune

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Flooding made parts of several trails inaccessible.

Jun 10 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Road to preserve flooded. Could approach from north. Flowers are gorgeous; lots of spiderwort.

Jun 10 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Pleasant Valley
Dane County

Windy, but who cares? The sun was shining.

Jun 11 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie, N of Westfield
Marquette County

Lousy weather: gray, 64 degrees, about to rain. But one female Karner on lupine.

Jun 13 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida,wi
Outagamie County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2008

Mike Reese

Location: several areas in western part of the county
Waushara County

Juvenal's Duskywing was very worn and one of the Hobomok Skippers was form pocohontas.

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

Jun 13 2008

Ann Thering

Location: My Yard
Dane County

Eight of the monarchs were tiny caterpillars on common milkweed.

Jun 14 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Quincy Bluff, Adams County
Portage County

Just coming back from a vacation in Arizona and had to stop at one of my favorite places the Cicindela patruela huberi were out in force along with scutellaris lecontei, sexguttata and tranquebarica. Spring Green was still flooded!

Jun 14 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch near Brodhead
Green County

The boat launch is mostly under water, but there is a utility trail on the back side of the dam, that's where I found all of these.

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

Jun 14 2008

Carol & Tom Sykes

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Found along trails, both in open grasslands.

Jun 14 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: County Line Road/ Portage, Wood and Adams County line
Portage County

Just checking the profusion of wild lupine, hoary puccoon etc. on my way home

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2008

Mike Reese, Ken Tennessen

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Rained on the way there this morning but it cleared and we saw a few butterflies including the very worn duskywings! Watched a Pink-edged Sulphur lay an egg on blueberry and saw my first Blandings Turtle. Lots of robber flies!

Jun 14 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The sun finally came out late this morning.

Jun 14 2008

Ron Arnold

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

It was breezy but with full sun. I was attempting to count the Harris' Checkerspots, but gave up when I reached a big cloud of them.

Jun 14 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2008

Judith Huf

Location: WE property near St. Francis Woods
Milwaukee County

The day was sunny and warm. Time 10-11:30 am. Observed a female white form of the Clouded Sulphur laying eggs.

Jun 14 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, city of Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

1-2:30pm. Warm and sunny. Lots of Little Wood-Satyrs.

Jun 15 2008

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Jun 15 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Sugar River Bike Trail in Albany
Green County

This was mostly along the Albany Wildlife Area section of the Trail.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 15 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: marshy area in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Two days in a row with sunshine!

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15 2008

Ron Arnold, Lydia and Emily Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

My young helpers really like dragonflies. They lasted until there got to be too many deer flies.

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

Jun 15 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Tyler Forks Muskeg south of Shirley Lake
Iron County

Also had 2 fritillaries that were either Frigga or Bog but never got even a decent look. This site is a remote but large black spruce muskeg/bog.

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

Jun 15 2008

Dory Owen

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

The Viceroy was "perched" on a "pike" on a sign displaying pictures of local fish. Purple Martin being banded by park rangers had dragonfly prey in mouth. Eight-spotted Forester moth.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2008

Kelley

Location: Backyard in Germantown, WI
Washington County

This lovely creature was flying through our yard and was kind enough to give me this lovely photo opportunity.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2008

Dory Owen

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 17 2008

Adrian Konell

Location: Lake Township
Marinette County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 19 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: South Beltline area Madison
Dane County

The skipper ws seen at the Shopko garden center at South Towne.

Jun 20 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: rural Fitchburg
Dane County

Jun 20 2008

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino Public Hunting Grounds, Navarino,WI
Shawano County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

White Admiral

White Admiral

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

Jun 20 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

Jun 20 2008

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

We couldn't stay too long as the mosquitoes were out in force!!

Jun 20 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Mid-day sunny. Many lovely Ctenucha virginica also. Too bad we don't have a place to enter sightings for pretty day-flying moths. Also saw many dragonflies and a beautiful tiger beetle, the cicindela sexguttata.

Jun 21 2008

Ron Arnold

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

Lots of tiger beetles here today.

Jun 21 2008

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

This was the most Baltimore Checkerspots we've ever seen at one time. A number of them were nectaring on grey dogwood.

We also saw several Eastern Red Damsels and a couple Red-headed woodpeckers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 21 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch near Brodhead
Green County

This also includes the trail by the landing going all the way back to Brodhead.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 21 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield TriCounty School Forest
Waushara County

Still not a lot of butterflies around.

Jun 21 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca
Wood County

The American Copper was very worn. I also saw a Duskywing that I couldn't get a good look at to identify.

Jun 21 2008

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jun 22 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Fishery Area
Portage County

There was a distinct lack of butterflies even in areas with lots of nectar sources. I did see several hognose snakes including this little one on the path.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 22 2008

Mike Reese

Location: North of Wild Rose
Waushara County

Made a quick stop on the way home and saw my first Appalachian Brown of the year.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 22 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: wooded edges along cranberry reservoirs in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Breezy today with periods of sun and showers.

Jun 22 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Weir Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

I was disappointed that there were not more butterflies in this beautiful prairie. Also saw beautiful male and female Ebony Jewelwing damselflies.

Jun 22 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Petersen Creek Fishery Area/Portage County
Portage County

Showy Ladyslipper Orchids, one Yellow Ladyslipper Orchid one of the few areas to see these gorgeous flowers.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Many, many Hobomok Skippers, including several Pocahontas form. Most unusual was the Jutta Arctic, as there is not a black spruce or tamarack bog within miles of this location (my yard).

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

Jun 23 2008

Andy Paulios

Location: Capitol Loop
Dane County

My first of the year!

Jun 24 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Park, Ozaukee
Ozaukee County

9:30-11 am Sunny and warm.
Besides the butterflies, I saw another Ctenucha virginica moth.

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

Jun 24 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Plainfield TriCounty School Forest
Waushara County

I also saw a couple of tiger swallowtails but I never got a good look at them. One of them was chased by a very worn Mourning Cloak. The Pepper and Salt Skipper was also very worn.

Jun 25 2008

Mike Reese

Location: Germania Marsh
Marquette County

Mosquitoes were the insect of the day, but it was fun seeing a few butterflies.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Nearly eaten alive by mosquitos. Besides the butterflies, saw some pretty dragonflies including a Calico Pennant and some sort of golden-colored Meadowhawk. But the real treat of the day were two Coyote pups exploring out on their own

Jun 28 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Cook Arboretum in Janesville
Rock County

Jun 28 2008

Peter Fissel

Location: Prairies & Potholes Public Hunting Area (Deerfield)
Dane County

Also saw several small "Blues" - could not definitively ID to species.

Jun 28 2008

Wayne Anderson

Location: Dewey Shooting Range and other Dewey Marsh sites
Portage County

lots of deer flies, mosquito and ticks! Plus a Downpour to finish off the mourning hikes.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2008

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Nice breeze kept mosquitoes down. Cabbage Whites were abundant as were European Skippers. There seemed to be little skippers everywhere, and individual that I could focus on seemed to be a European Skipper. Dragonflies were very lovely too; including Halloween Pennant,Eastern Pondhawk, Widow Skimmer, and Dot-tailed Whiteface.

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

Jun 28 2008

SWBA Field Trip - 7 participants

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

Jun 28 2008

Ron Arnold

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

Sunshine and butterflies in between thunder showers today.

Jun 28 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch near Brodhead
Green County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2008

Tom Bentley

Location: Ridges Sanctuary
Door County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2008

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Pretty good diversity, with some new species just appearing. Also many dragonflies, highlighted by relatively good numbers of both Arrowhead and Twin-spotted Spiketails.

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2008

Pat Fojut and others

Location: Wehr Nature Center NABA count
Milwaukee County

Jun 29 2008

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat launch near Brodhead
Green County

Most of the butterflies were seen on the trail leading back to the dam.

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

Jun 29 2008

Pam Campbell

Location: My garden, near Colfax
Dunn County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Jun 29 2008

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Very little sun today. Saw these while working in the field.

Jun 30 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Walking Iron
Dane County

Jun 30 2008

Ann Thering

Location: Grady Tract, UW Arboretum
Dane County

Jun 30 2008

Judith Huf

Location: WE property near St. Francis Woods
Milwaukee County

Many Cabbage Whites and Clouded Sulphurs. Lovely prairie flowers in bloom on this sunny day, but the high winds and cool temperatures probably kept the number of butterflies down.