Butterfly sightings for October 2009

Oct 7 2009

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

Watched this painted lady for quite awhile early this afternoon, alternating between perching on various flowers and spreading her wings on the warm stone path.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 11 2009

Peter Fissel

Location: Horicon NWR - Bud Cook Hiking Area
Dodge County

sunny but very cold day (low 40s)

Oct 18 2009

Ron Arnold

Location: my property and surrounding property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sunny, windy and 55 degrees this afternoon. All were seen in more sheltered areas except for the Tortoiseshell, which was on the south side of my house.

Oct 18 2009

Ryan Brady

Location: My house off Wanabo Road west of Washburn
Bayfield County

First butterfly I've seen in a long while!

Oct 19 2009

Charles Roberts

Location: Cottage Grove, home
Dane County

Mourning Cloak was seen at my home on Vilas Rd.
Monarch seen at neighbor's farm on Vilas Rd.
Also saw another Monarch at McCarthy Park near intersection of Co. TT and Co. N.
Total was 3 Monarchs and one Mourning Cloak

Oct 19 2009

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Oct 19 2009

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: 201 W Beltline Hyw, Madison
Dane County

I saw a morning cloak while looking out the bedroom window. It was a real joy and surprise.

Oct 19 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Ice Age trail
Dane County

Oct 21 2009

Tod Highsmith

Location: Our Madison backyard
Dane County

Oct 24 2009

Heidi Hughes

Location: Chippewa River State Trail 1 mile north of Durand
Pepin County

Oct 25 2009

Tod Highsmith

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy near Black Earth
Dane County

Also a single Lance-tipped Darner dragonfly.

Oct 25 2009

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Baraboo Hills
Sauk County

Oct 25 2009

Craig Ellefson

Location: Decatur Lake boat landing and service road
Green County

Oct 27 2009

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Very windy. They were flying along the side of gravel roads. Temperature 50 degrees.

Oct 27 2009

Ann Thering

Location: Cross Plains area
Dane County

Oct 27 2009

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township[
La Crosse County

Tortoiseshell seen flying around the eves of a cabin and fluttering around an open barn door in the sun. Morning Cloak seen floating in and out among trees and brush in the shade