Butterfly sightings for May 2011

May 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: SW Corner of my farm near Oxford WI
Marquette County

Mourning Cloak found on the edge of the woods.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 4 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

Cabbage White at Halfway Creek Marsh just outside of Onalaska, the Clouded Sulphur a couple of miles away in Onalaska.

May 4 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

My first Mustard White ever! It was fresh and couldn't fly. When I put my hand down in front of it and it climbed right on. And one very worn Cabbage White.

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 4 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very Windy! Plus temps didn't warm up as much as I expected.

May 4 2011

Heidi Hughes

Location: County M
Pepin County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

May 5 2011

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Crooked Creek Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

May 6 2011

Joan Braune

Location: our neighborhood on the east side of Madison
Dane County

May 6 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Gov. Dodge state park (Road near Twin Valley beach house)
Iowa County

Warm Sunny afternoon. Saw these flying. Had to stop the car and run back to ID these. Thought it was only 1 when we were driving. Saw others I couldn't ID while driving.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 7 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 7 2011

Alex Harmon

Location: Outside of Dodgeville
Iowa County

It was a very lightly patterned specimen.

May 7 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Gov. Dodge state park (Near Twin Valley Dam)
Iowa County

Warm and Sunny. We pulled the boat up to shore so I could get picts of the 5+ types of flowers growing there. The Swallowtail snuck up on me. Only spent an hour looking, but saw other butterflies that I couldn't ID or photograph.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 7 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. area
Jackson County

Sunny and upper 60s in the afternoon!

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

trailing arbutus

trailing arbutus

May 8 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

Sunny until 1:30.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 8 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, 1/2 mile S of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

May 8 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

May 8 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: My backyard, near Tenney Park
Dane County

The only time in the day when I didn't have my camera ready at hand.

May 8 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

May 8 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lone Rock Unit Wis Riverway, Hwy 14
Richland County

Silvery Blue was found along Hwy 14.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 8 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Bluffs
Grant County

71 degrees but overcast.

May 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Marsh on my farm near Oxford, WI
Marquette County

Warm and sunny. Took my wife for a ride on the 3 wheeler to the woods along the marsh to show her flowers. Ferns, violets and wood anemone are open there. Saw 2 brown/orange butterflies dancing together thru the woods I could catch up with. We only spent 20 minutes there.

May 10 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth, park
Dane County

May 10 2011

Joan Braune and tod Highsmith

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

May 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Edge of the marsh on my farm near Oxford Wi
Marquette County

What a day!!! Sunny 76º. Mating pairs of Mustard Whites and Spring Azures! The Azures didn't like the first photo I took so they flew up and landed on my pants. And the first Monarch of the year! WHOOT!!!

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 10 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

More flies than butterflies, with few nectar sources available. One duskywing wouldn't sit for photo.

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 10 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Schluckebier
Sauk County

Prairie recently burned; most leps were moths. One monarch found no milkweed sprouts here.

May 10 2011

Andy Paulios

Location: Lewis Park - McFarland
Dane County

Noted orange on top of wing proximal to body.

May 10 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morraine State Forest Near Eagle
Waukesha County

one Eastern Tiger swallowtail flying westward across Hwy 67 at about 10 feet high within forested stretch.

May 11 2011

Ryan Brady

Location: Black Creek Bog SNA
Ashland County

Storms rolled in and cut my visit short but it didn't matter as I found no Freija Frits or Red-disked Alpines flying yet in the same places that held many in late April last year.

May 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard and the edge of the marsh on my farm
Marquette County

Made a 15 minute trip to the marsh. Saw 5 Cabbage Whites in the yard and on the way down there. 4 Mustard Whites and 2 Spring Azures there. Excellent for such a short trip. Rain started and I scurried. Thanks Dad for the 3-wheeler! Glad I chose to go!

May 11 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cloudy most of the day but warm and light winds. When sun broke through LOTS of butterfly activity. Increased Hoary Elfins due to more host plant areas checked. American Lady appeared to be egg laying.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

American Lady

American Lady

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 12 2011

Peder E Halverson

Location: Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

It was along the town road, at dead end, near creek.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

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

May 12 2011

Ginny Nelson

Location: North end of Stricker's Pond in Middleton
Dane County

I was 99% certain I had seen a monarch on May 10 in a parking lot at the corner of County Q and County M in Middleton but could not believe it would be here so early after our cold spring. This one was definitely a monarch.

May 12 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard. Oxford, Wi
Marquette County

The American Lady may have been laying eggs.

American Lady

American Lady

May 12 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Janesville, Cook Arboretum
Rock County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 12 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Marsh (Oxford,WI) & father-in-law's farm (Moundville, WI)
Marquette County

Sunny and 86º. First Eastern Pine Elfin. It sat on this flower (flying away and coming back to it) for more than an hour. One of the Commas was protecting his territory. He landed on me about 18 times. Finally relaxed and let me get as close as 4" with the camera lens.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

May 12 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg butterfly garden
Dane County

Tiger cruising the treetops; monarch didn't stop at any of our 30 milkweed sprouts already up, so perhaps a male.

May 12 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Brillion
Calumet County

While driving to work I saw my first Monarch. I had
to hit the brakes to be sure I didn't hit it.

May 15 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: The edge of the marsh on my farm
Marquette County

64º Sunny 4:30 -5:30 PM Windy
Both Whites were finding places to settle down for the night. Cabbage liked the tall green grassy clumps. Mustard White(100 yards away) found a stem found a dead stem in a patch of Wood Anemone.

May 15 2011

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park, Sherwood
Calumet County

I saw my first Black Swallowtail of the year. It was cold and windy today, and it was the only butterfly I saw today.

May 15 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Mill Race Service Road
Green County

May 16 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Muir park and my father inlaw's farm along the Fox River
Marquette County

60º, windy and sunny. 1-5:45 PM. 1st trip to my inlaw's drew a blank. Muir park had Am. Lady, Whites and Azures. 2nd trip to the farm I found a windless spot where all the other butterflies were communing. Am. Ladies were laying eggs in both places. (First base on the ball diamond at Muir) First Juniper Hairstreak for me! The Sulpher was fresh and climbed on my finger. The Silvery Blues are truly breathtaking. All numbers were minimums.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Hudsonian Whiteface

Hudsonian Whiteface

May 16 2011

Dean Hansen

Location: north side of Co. Rd. E, Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

nectaring on pussytoes

☆ = New county sighting record

May 16 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: U.W. Arboretum
Dane County

Two scarlet tanagers partially made up for the very few butterflies on this slightly cool, windy day at the Arboretum.

May 16 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 17 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor township
La Crosse County

Both of these butterflies were seen puddling.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 17 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Waubesa Wetlands State Natural Area
Dane County

This SNA should be called "Mosquito Wetlands" because they were so abundant you could hear a constant hummmm while walking the forest edge. Not recommended for a visit. Yet.

May 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Marsh (Oxford,WI) & father-in-law's farm (Moundville, WI)
Marquette County

Sunny and 65º.Took my wife along today for 5 hours. She was amazed at all the butterflies we saw. The Silvery Blue & the spider was a neat find. I had just taken a moth out of a spiders web 50 yards away. Have one pict with a Silvery Blue and an Azure inches apart nectering on pussytoes. Close Focusing Binoc.s are a dream!

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 17 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 18 2011

Esjay and K Java

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Duskywings very active and hard to ID. Many more seen than counted. First sulphur drifted by but no way to ID at distance. Head buzzed by two different commas, but they took off so no ID there either.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: DNR land North of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

4:45-5:45

Harvester

Harvester

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Bauer Brockway Barrens SNA
Jackson County

Olympia Marbles everywhere!

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 19 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

I have been seeing these every day for about a week now. I also have seen 3 tiger swallowtails, and numerous Spring Azures

May 19 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

One Monarch was laying eggs on butterflyweed, the other on swamp milkweed.

May 20 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard and Marsh (Oxford,WI) & father-in-law's farm (Moundville, WI)
Marquette County

75º and Sunny. Spent and hour at both places. Saw the Black Swallowtail fly by while rototilling the neighbors garden. All 5 Juniper Hairstreaks were on a patch of pussytoes 3' in Dia. The Lady's and a Silvery Blue were laying eggs.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

May 20 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: From Blue River Bluff along Lower Wis Riverway to Avoca in Grant & Iowa Cos.
Grant County

Butterflied in the afternoon. The Columbine Duskywing was sniffing around the basal leaves of Columbine.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

May 20 2011

Eric North

Location: Moquah Barrens Wildlife Management Area, Chequamegon National Forest
Bayfield County

3500+ acre burn today, pretty amazing to see. Barrens species should really take off in the next couple years!

May 20 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Morraine St Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Most observed on mud and gravel. One male Sleepy Duskywing found as road kill.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 20 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Lu Lu Lake Preserve
Walworth County

Mustard White uncommon, flying in company with commoner Cabbage Whites.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 21 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

I spotted this butterfly in the grass; his wings obviously torn, finding a place to rest in the grass, out of the fray. Also saw other tiger swallowtails , duskywings and Pearl Crescents today

American Lady

American Lady

May 21 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

There was just enough sunshine at the end of the day for me to spot my first elfin of the year.

May 22 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Finally a warm and sunny day here by Lake Michigan. I have been reading with envy the reports of butterflies from the rest of the state--but here until today it's been more like winter than butterfly season.

May 22 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Loews Lake, Washington co.
Washington County

Classic Loews Lake location, near Holy Hill. Very few on wing, despite ideal weather. Blues and Skippers alarmingly absent.

May 22 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

This is the totals from the SWBA fieldtrip that was rescheduled.

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

May 22 2011

Ron Arnold, Mary Arnold

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Thunderstorms moved in shortly after we arrived.

Harvester

Harvester

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 22 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, 1/2 mile S of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 22 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: rural Medford
Taylor County

First time I've ever seen this butterfly! Very exciting!

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

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

May 22 2011

Jason Sailing

Location: Brooklyn Wildlife Area
Dane County

May 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Outside my bedroom window
Marquette County

You don't even have to leave your bedroom when you are sick to see butterflies. A Monarch flew by to make me feel better and also 3 whites.

May 22 2011

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

May 23 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Mill Race Service Road in Brodhead
Green County

May 23 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Cherokee Marsh Prairie
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 23 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA(2hrs) & Inlaws Farm (Moundville 3 hrs)
Marquette County

65-72 degrees 4 different BFs climbed right on my fingers! Juniper stayed on for 10 minutes while I followed and took picts other BFs. 1 Monarch was laying eggs. Saw a Viceroy or Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

caterpillar

caterpillar

★ = New county photo record

May 24 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

The Mourning Cloak, very tattered, was laying eggs (willow), as was the American Lady (pussytoes).

May 25 2011

Cindy Hapanowicz

Location: Intersection 22nd Ave & Hwy A
Kenosha County

Black Swallowtail emerged from his chrysalis in the rearing cage...it was cold and rainy, fed him some nectar until May 28th, then released him, it was beautiful!

May 26 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

62º Warm South facing slopes and open meadows. Lupine is really opening. Only had 1 1/2 hours. Red Spotted Purple caterpillar was no where to be found. Will be looking for the butterfly in a couple weeks.

May 26 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Turkey Farm Rd sand barrens
Douglas County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 26 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 27 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: northwest of Westfield
Marquette County

Natural Resources Foundation field trip to a private property where there are large expanses of lupine. No Karner blues yet, but did see two Eastern tailed blues.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 27 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Schluckebier Prairie SNA
Sauk County

On this day last year, this prairie had abundant large American Lady "nests" in the pussytoes; this year they were rare and tiny. The season seems slow to start.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

May 27 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Marsh 30 minutes(Oxford,WI) & father-in-law's farm 1 1/2 hours(Moundville, WI)
Marquette County

67º Sun to partly cloudy. Snowberry Clearwing Moth! The pair of Silvery Blues never mated.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

May 27 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 27 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Ferry Bluff
Sauk County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 27 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Barrens of western Bayfield county (along Bingo Rd)
Bayfield County

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

May 27 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand Barrens in western Bayfield County near Bingo Rd
Bayfield County

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Gasner Prairie SNA
Grant County

3pm, mostly sunny, 70-75 degrees F.

I saw a skipper, photographed it, and wondered why it was there. Then I saw the first columbine 5 feet away. The skippers were fighting over territory with the columbine.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Dewey Heights Prairie SNA
Grant County

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Hardscrabble Prairie SNA
Lafayette County

8pm. Last butterfly of a long day of good butterflying. Had to use flash for picture.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie, road west of Avoca
Iowa County

95% overcast, rare moments of partial sun. 10am. 65 degrees F. Lupine in bloom.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Sunny from 11-4:00!

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

Frosted Elfin

May 28 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 28 2011

Phil Peterson

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

Sunny but windy day.

May 28 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lawrence Creek SNA
Marquette County

75º Sun to partly cloudy. First time there. Lots to see. I spotted the Elfin in the picture from a 30' away. Something didn't seem right.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: blue river bluffs SNA, toward top of East blueff
Grant County

Lots of columbine in flower. 11am, mostly cloudy, 65 degrees

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Columbine

Columbine

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

May 28 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Spring Road, near Millville
Grant County

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 29 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Pine barrens near Bingo Rd (western Bayfield County)
Bayfield County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 29 2011

Phil Peterson

Location: Emmons Creek State Fishery Area
Portage County

Cloudy, slight breeze

May 29 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Murray Lake Rd.
Douglas County

Saw the sun for about two minutes. Lots of a little green moth.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

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

May 29 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

11-12:00 cloudy and cool. Kicked up two butterflies walking around, but hardly anything else.

May 30 2011

Craig Ellefson

Location: Mill Race Service Road in Brodhead
Green County

May 30 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

The most Northern Cloudywings I have ever seen in one day!

May 30 2011

Joan Braune

Location: Vilas Park in Madison
Dane County

May 30 2011

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: backyard in Madison
Dane County

May 30 2011

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: My backyard - West Allis
Milwaukee County

The usual suspects...

May 30 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

May 30 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

May 30 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Oxford Cemetery, My farm & Father inlaws farm
Marquette County

88º Sunny and windy. Another busy day with family. 1st Silvery Blue in my yard. Another spider eating an American Copper.

American Copper

American Copper

May 30 2011

Stan Rehm

Location: Schoolyard, Lacy Heights, Fitchburg
Dane County

On this day last year the nettle patch had many large cats inside curled leaves. This year not even a single egg. Kinda spooky...

May 30 2011

Tom Bentley

Location: Bauer Brockway area
Jackson County

Cloudy, then sunny, then cloudy....didn't keep the butterflies from flying. Gorgone Checkerspots were everywhere!!!

May 30 2011

Tom Bentley

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

May 30 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: John Muir homestead, Ennis Lake
Marquette County

8:30 am. Hottest day of year so far.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

May 30 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Fox River NAT'L Refuge, across Hwy F from John Muir Park
Marquette County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

May 30 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Just east of Brooks, WI
Adams County

May 30 2011

Douglas Buege

Location: Evergreen Road, 1 mile east of Brooks
Adams County

Dry, sandy pine barrens.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

May 31 2011

K. Java

Location: SE of Gordon
Douglas County

Driving the gravel back roads we easily saw over 100 Tiger Swallowtails. Saw one group of over 50 and another of over 20. Probably getting out of the 40 mph wind gusts.

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

May 31 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, Father-in-law's farm, & Muir Park
Marquette County

77º and sunny in the afternoon, and WINDY! Polyphemus hatched out here. Would have been burned in a leaf pile if we hadn't brought it in. First Harvester. Monarchs, Azure, and American Ladies laying eggs. Saw many more that blew by so fast that they couldn't be positively IDed.

Polyphemus Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Harvester

Harvester

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

May 31 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Very windy today, making it almost impossible to get photos.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

May 31 2011

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Black Swallowtail was seen near large prairie garden.