Butterfly sightings for September 2011

Sep 1 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Katie's Garden (Platteville), SW corner of Grant, Dickeyville, Potosi and Cassville
Grant County

Now 2 Little Yellows at the ame spot we found 1 Little yellow on August 3. Not much progress! Little Yellows have crashed this year -- after large numbers in 2010.

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sep 1 2011

John Elsner

Location: Cedarburg on butterfly bush at house
Ozaukee County

Pretty Awesome. Never have seen one before. I see plenty of swallowtails on the bush outside the kitchen window, but never a Giant. Pictures aren't the greatest.
Sunny, 86 degrees and breezy.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 2 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: west of Wisconsin Rapids on Highway 13
Wood County

The Monarch was just floating over the highway about 7:30 this morning when I was coming in to work.

Sep 2 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Lake Pokegama, Spring Lake and roads between
Washburn County

Hot and sunny. Saw many while fishing on the lakes. Milberts suprized me by landing on a flower 50 yards out in the lake. Monarchs would drift into the boat and check out all the colored lures and then be on their way. Viceroy was nearly dead when I found it on Bass Lake Rd.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Sep 2 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

I was disappointed that I only saw two species at a place where I usually see many. However, the silver-spotted skippers were entertaining, landing in many unusual places, like on a yellow rose and on my right arm. It was fun to stare at the skipper up close and personal when it was on my arm, but I couldn't take a photo since my camera was also in my right hand.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 2 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I was pleased by the largest number of Monarchs that I have seen here all summer (and the only caterpillar). All the adults looked very fresh. Working on the bluff cutting out burdock, I came across a caterpillar which I later identified as a Brown-hooded Owlet. Despite the beauty of the larva, the moth it turns into is very plain.

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar

Brown-hooded Owlet caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Sep 2 2011

Evelyn

Location: Elkhorn
Walworth County

Sep 2 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Military Ridge Trail, north of Verona
Dane County

I stopped here on my way home, hoping to see some other butterflies than I'd seen in Fitchburg. The scenery was nice, cabbage whites were flitting around in large numbers, birds were singing, a cedar waxwing sat on a branch about 5 feet from me and stayed for about 2 minutes, but no other butterflies until I was about to leave. Just adjacent to the parking lot I located an area where there were about 8 least skippers. A nice end to my day.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sep 3 2011

Lauri Gerlach

Location: Flower garden near Star Lake
Vilas County

I spotted this Aphrodite Fritilary on the marigold flowers. I developed a butterfly garden this year and have had numerous butterflies.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Sep 3 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Casey Lake and in the Town of Springbrook
Washburn County

Warm & spotty rain. Monarchs liked the boat on the lake today.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 3 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Osceola Bedrock Glades State Natural Area
Polk County

Did not see any actual butterflies, perhaps the cool rainy morning was the reason, but we did find some prickly-ash loaded with giant swallowtail caterpillars of various ages.

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Sep 3 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Just a few butterflies on this morning's bird walk between much needed rain storms. The E. Tailed-blue was a very dark, fresh female. Many of the Cabbage Whites were puddling.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 3 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: 200 St, along Willow River. Wood lot in my yard
St. Croix County

Nice day, somewhat rainy. Dirt road had been recently graded and butterflies were all over the fresh, wet gravel.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Brown Hooded Owlet caterpillar

Brown Hooded Owlet caterpillar

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Sep 4 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Centennial Bedrock Glade State Natural Area
Polk County

This was the only spotting here on this day, perhaps due to the much cooler temps and high wind, or perhaps due to me being preoccupied in finding prickly-pear cactus, which we eventually did! This individual was found injured and unable to fly. At one point, my daughter had it in the car, wanting to take it home, but we let nature take its course.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 4 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 4 2011

Dory Owen

Location: Cherokee Marsh State Fishery Area
Dane County

Sep 4 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Rush Lake east boat launch, west of CTH M, 3 miles south of Waukau, WI
Winnebago County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Sep 4 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Rat River SWA, along CTH M north of Winchester, WI
Winnebago County

Common Buckeyes seem to be quite common and widespread late this summer.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 5 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Not a great variety on this chilly day, but a surprising number of Fiery Skippers on blue salvia and dandelions.

Sep 5 2011

Dan Foster

Location: Friedenfeld Park, my backyard & various.
Washington County

Sightings over a two-day period in a few areas in southeastern Germantown.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 5 2011

Nick Anich

Location: Prentice Park, Ashland
Ashland County

Ratty individual, but new for county I guess.

Viceroy

Viceroy

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

Sep 5 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 5 2011

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Washburn
Bayfield County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 5 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Pretty quite day today.

Sep 5 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

64 degrees and partly sunny. 4-5:30 PM. Found 3 of the 4 Giant Swallowtail and 1 monarch caterpillars. Zinnias still attracting monarchs and a Frit. Thistle in the marsh held 2 Frits. Blazing Star held the Blues and Copper.

Sep 5 2011

Harry Peterson

Location: Vernon County, ridge between County S and SS
Vernon County

This Aphrodite Fritillary, which has not been verified as being in Vernon County, was photographed in Vernon County on a Bonset plant, a native wildflower

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

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

Sep 5 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Western White and Variegated Frit were highlights. Black Meadowhawk was the first I've seen on my property.

Black Meadowhawk

Black Meadowhawk

Western White

Western White

Western White

Western White

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☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 6 2011

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spillway dike on east side of La Crosse Airport
La Crosse County

Sep 6 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail east of Hatley
Marathon County

I walked for about a mile and a half along the MB Trail east of Hatley - past marsh, bog, field and woods.

Meadow Fritillary & Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary & Viceroy

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Puddlers

Puddlers

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Sep 6 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Was quit a bit warmer today...so Marsh Road was a lot more active than it was yesterday.

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

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

Sep 6 2011

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Saw several frits but they decided not to stop and nectar on the Blazing Star.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Sep 6 2011

Jared Dawson

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Mid afternoon, sunny, breezy, mid 60s

Sep 6 2011

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My property in the town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

All of these butterflies were spotted in a field next to some woods and a large natural pond. They were spotted between 1 and 3pm on a cool, windy, day with a lot of sunshine. All but the Question Mark and Clouded Sulphurs were nectaring on Goldenrod. I spotted a female Orange Sulphur, but was unable to photograph it.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Sep 6 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

Mids 60s and sunny. Monarchs are moving through. 1 Black form ET Swallowtail came to visit the Zinnias. Pecks Skipper was on Blazing Star. 1 Harvester looked fresh, the other is pictured.

Harvester

Harvester

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 7 2011

Nick Anich

Location: Stockfarm Rd
Ashland County

Sep 7 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: At Home 1036 Mill Pond Circle, Weyauwega
Waupaca County

Noticed from my balcony some Clouded Sulphurs and Cabbage Whites flying around in a field adjacent to my apartment building. Decided to go down and take some pictures and this is what I found.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Sep 7 2011

Jared Dawson

Location: Nine Springs E-Way (north side of road on boardwalk)
Dane County

Early afternoon sunny around 68 degrees;
No photo, good close visual with binos

Sep 7 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Quite chilly this morning with few butterflies.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 7 2011

Angelina Fulgione

Location: My backyard halfway between Pulaski and Green Bay
Brown County

Found this one rummaging amongst the fallen apples from our backyard apple tree.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 7 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Conservatory Hill , Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Delightful sunny weather, but all butterflies greatly diminished compared to 10 days ago.
NO MONARCHS!!!!very disappointing late summer showing here, this season. Fiery Skippers quite common. My latest date ever for Summer Azure.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Sep 7 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Killsnake State Wildlife Area, southest of CTH Y
Calumet County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Sep 7 2011

Nick Anich

Location: Snake Trail Rd.
Bayfield County

Sep 7 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Olbrich Gardens (East Half)
Dane County

Mid 70s and Sunny. Only had an hour to spend there. Fiery Skippers chasing everything away, even dragonflies!

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 7 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

70 and sunny. Quick trip around the yard before a trip to Madison. Fiery Skipper was on Blazing Star before I scared it to the grapes.

Sep 7 2011

Fulton Martin

Location: Farm yard (N44 49.27, W89 54.42)
Marathon County

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 7 2011

Peter Fissel

Location: Lake Mills SWA - Zeloski Marsh Unit
Jefferson County

Was pleased to see a mated pair of Common Checkered-Skippers - no camera along, but I did have my iPod Touch (lousy camera included)

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Sep 8 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard and marsh
Marquette County

76 degrees and sunny. Mating pairs of Cabbage and Mustard Whites today! Pecks was being eaten by a predator. 1 Monarch sitting on a Joe Pye Weed suddenly threw its wings forward. When I tapped the assassin bug it let go and the Monarch flew off. 3 Giant Cat.s still doing well.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Mustard White

Mustard White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 8 2011

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail east of Ringle
Marathon County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mustard White

Mustard White

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Sep 8 2011

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My property in the town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

I spotted most of these butterflies on a trail between a field and a large natural pond where there's a lot of tall grass and Goldenrod. Some were seen in my flower garden and on flowers in potted outdoor plants. It was sunny and warm today, but extremely windy and the butterflies were having a lot of trouble in flight. Most hung close to the ground.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

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

Sep 9 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Had to include this picture of a small garter snake visiting my gardens again.

Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern Garter Snake

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 9 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Nice to see an American lady, the first one I've seen this year.

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 9 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: International Crane Foundation
Sauk County

Cranes and butterflies. An enjoyable afternoon.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Sep 9 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee Lake, home garden
Waukesha County

First Sachem detected in several years. ..flying in company with Fiery Skippers. No Monarchs on the wing since August 28, despite hours of field observation daily. Most listed sightings seen today in nearby red clover patch. A Snowberry Clearwing moth also sighted.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

★ = New county photo record

Sep 9 2011

Steph Van Vreede

Location: Deer Lake
Forest County

Spotted on the dirt road to Deer Lake 4 miles outside of Wabeno, in Forest County.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Sep 9 2011

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

between 12 & 3PM, sunny, low 80s

Sep 9 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

We had seen a Southern Dogface here on August 3 and we returned to see if it had left any descendents. It had! We found 5 Dogfaces!

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Sep 9 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Sep 9 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard and Summerton Bog SNA(Uplands and edge of bog)
Marquette County

78 degrees and Sunny. Didn't see a monarch until after 2:30 today. One Buckeye had 3"+ wingspan. Largest I have ever seen. No picts. Accidently deleted them on the card.

Sep 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

80 degrees and Sunny

Sep 10 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Butterfly numbers and variety seems to be dropping as the end of summer nears. Many of the remaining butterflies are very tattered. Found 1 Cabbage White being eaten by an Ambush Bug.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Sep 10 2011

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest along Gorman Ave., north of intersection with HWY 95
Clark County

I also saw a Black Bear cross the road at 11:30 a.m., but I was too slow to get a photo.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Sep 10 2011

Fern Springs

Location: Pickeral Rd east of Tomahawk
Lincoln County

around 11 AM, sunny, 70s

Sep 10 2011

Ryan Brady

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

Sep 10 2011

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Good weather. Only on west side of the meadows and pumphouse area so around 1/2 my normal route.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 10 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Praire
Marquette County

80s and sunny. Walked around with the Hamels and my wife.

American Copper

American Copper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sep 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

86 degrees and Sunny/Partly.

Sep 11 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, near intersection of old Hwy PB and Whalen Rd
Dane County

This intersection was part of the Ironman bike route today. Many eastern tailed blues were doing some urban puddling on a wet rock near an office building where water was spraying from a fountain (rock at lower left). There were also quite a few eastern tailed blues in another dry area nearby. In keeping with the urban theme, there was a silver spotted skipper on a plant near a drainage ditch structure.

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Eastern Tailed-Blues

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 11 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: old logging road south of Fifield
Price County

10 gray commas were scattered along a gravel logging road a little after noon, sunny and around 80 degrees.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

★ = New county photo record

Sep 11 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Spring Green Preserve and Jones Road
Sauk County

Pleased to find another Common Checkered Skipper (Dorothy's photo).

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 11 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Blount Rd in Pine Island WA
Columbia County

86 Degrees and Sunny. Quick drive in and out. Stopped to ID a few.

Sep 11 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Barrens SNA
Dunn County

warm, breezy day. All but the Least Skippers were found in pine barren/prairie areas. Least Skippers were in vegetation around wet areas.

American Copper

American Copper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

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

Sep 12 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Black Earth and Vermont Townships
Dane County

86 degrees, windy and sunny. Covered a lot of ground. My mom saw the Giant outside the kitchen window at the home farm which got me off the couch in a hurry. My Thanks to Ann T. for helping me learn to ID some today and the people who send me in the right direction to find butterflies. Also got to watch a Clouded Sulphur laying eggs.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur egg

Clouded Sulphur egg

Sep 12 2011

Jeff Raflik

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Sunny, Mid 80's, and windy. Main target was Pipevines. Only saw one very uncooperative black butterfly. Only got one picture, barely good enough for a positive ID.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 13 2011

Vicki L. Depies

Location: Random Lake Rd. backyard
Sheboygan County

I've been waiting to capture a monarch with its wings open for once! Just happened to look at my butterfly bush on my lunch hour at home today and there he was.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 13 2011

Willard Beaumier

Location: S. Range Line Rd., Town of Little River
Oconto County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 13 2011

Armund Bartz

Location: Holland Sand Prairie State Natural Area
La Crosse County

I came to Holland Sand Prairie SNA in search of the Leonard's skipper as there is lots of blazing star and prairie grasses. No luck on Leonard's but did pick up a few Fiery skippers!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 13 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Oxford, Buffalo, and Moundville townships
Marquette County

Oxford, Buffalo, and Moundville townships

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Smooth Green Snake

Smooth Green Snake

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 14 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Yard Meadow and marsh
Marquette County

56 Degrees and Sunny. No Giant Caterpillars.

Sep 15 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Cool, breezy. Except for Sulfurs & Whites, all butterflies rare or absent.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 15 2011

Fulton Martin

Location: Farm yard (N44 49.27, W89 54.42)
Marathon County

not sure about either...it *looks* like a Bog Copper, but no bogs; *Pretty* sure the other is a Northern Crescent.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Sep 17 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Summerton Bog SNA, & Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

64 degrees & mostly cloudy. Even with a cooler weather they were flying.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Sep 17 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Oconomowoc, behind the Olympia Spa and Resort, along the creek by the golf course
Waukesha County

Lower 70s, mostly sunny, just a little windy.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Arge Moth

Arge Moth

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

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

Sep 17 2011

John Delaney

Location: Johnstown Valley
Crawford County

In cow pasture near pond.

Sep 19 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My property, Summerton Bog SNA, Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

68 Degrees and Sunny. 1-4:15 PM Covered a lot of ground. Only at Summerton for 25 Min., but saw 9 species. The prairie for 60 Min., saw 10 species.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 19 2011

Sharon Morgan

Location: My Town of Menasha yard
Winnebago County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 19 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Butternut Lake boat landing, sw of city of Butternut on Ashland Price county line
Ashland County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Sep 19 2011

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

58 degrees and sunny when I started. I was surprised to find so many butterflies. It did warm up a little later.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 19 2011

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Sep 19 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: red clovers, Okauchee Lake and my garden
Waukesha County

Ideal conditions in the afternoon. No Monarchs obseved during one hour in this habitat.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 19 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Backyard, Wautoma
Waushara County

Sep 19 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Sherwood near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

A beautiful day, after a nice rainfall, the sunshine came out and along with it came the butterflies. They were all feeding on the rigid goldenrod that is in full bloom in my friends' prairie garden. My time was limited, but the time spent was rewarding!

Sep 20 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wis State Riverway, Avoca Unit
Iowa County

Sep 20 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

77 degrees and sunny. Didn't stay long.

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 20 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow & Marsh
Marquette County

74 degrees and partly sunny. Lookin' for "Harvey" and he was waitin' for me. Hard to imagine how territorial these little guys are. 4 different Harvesters used this same leaf to watch the world over the last couple months.

Harvester

Harvester

Sep 20 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wis State Riverway, Woodman Millville Unit
Grant County

Four Common Checkered Skippers were puddling! All males, of course. (That was 5 for the day.) The males have a bluish cast.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sep 21 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Back from visiting my brother in Pacifica, California, it was good to get a beautiful sunny Wisconsin autumn day after a week of mostly cold and foggy.

Sep 22 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie (& Bog)
Marquette County

54 degrees and mostly cloudy. Helping put up an osprey pole. Had the Frit climb onto my finger for a better look when we broke for lunch. Blue was one of the tiniest we had ever seen.

Sep 23 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Naature Center
Milwaukee County

Despite the cold last night the butterflies were out early (8:30 am) in the bright sunshine. All the Monarchs were very fresh as were the Buckeyes. The American Lady was very worn and tattered.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

60 degrees and partly sunny. Was surprised to see 2 garter snakes.

Sep 24 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

60 degrees, mostly cloudy. More clouds as the afternoon progressed.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 24 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard and Meadow & Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

60 Degrees and mostly cloudy.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 24 2011

Douglas Belisle

Location: Deer Park Fish and Wildlife area. Field along a woodlands planted with soybeans
St. Croix County

Sep 24 2011

Aaron Carlson

Location: Morgan Coulee Prairie SNA & Pine Creek Preserve (West WI Land Trust)
Pierce County

At Morgan Coulee Prairie, I just saw clouded and orange sulphurs, and a single northern crescent. At Pine Creek, I saw just clouded sulphurs, northern crescent, a monarch and the milbert's tortoiseshell. Also saw a dark-grayish skipper type that I couldn't get close enough to ID/photograph.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphurs

Clouded Sulphurs

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

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

Sep 24 2011

Joan Rickert

Location: Raptor Education Group Inc (REGI) in Antigo
Langlade County

Great facility to tour!

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Sep 24 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Trempealeau NWR
Trempealeau County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 24 2011

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About 1 mile south of Fifield
Price County

It was cool, in the 50's on a back road. I almost didn't see the Gray Comma as it was motionless, and stayed that way even as I approached within a foot. It flew off as I was leaving. The Milbert's was near our house.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 26 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Only had a few minutes for birds and butterflies after the heavy rain in the morning. The sun was bright but it was very windy and all the butterflies were staying close to the ground.

Sep 27 2011

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Township roadside near home
Adams County

Hundreds of Sulphurs in and around long-abandoned farm field. Warm, sunny, no wind. Nectaring on Aster puniceus (Purple Stemmed Aster), and A. ericoides (Heath Aster)

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Sep 27 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA & John Muir Park & My Yard
Marquette County

67 Degrees. Tried to get a pict of this type of dragonfly last week. Today I hit a bug with the truck and just happened to go back to find it. Lots of Orange Sulphurs today.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sep 28 2011

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Dane County
Dane County

We checked for Dogfaces a few days after some frost on Sept. 15, but did not find any. However, today I checked again and found 3. Two were the rose form typical of the last generation of the season.

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Southern Dogface

Sep 28 2011

Chuck Petters

Location: A friends prairie on Buelow Rd. North of New London
Waupaca County

On the asters in my friends prairie there was 200+ Clouded Sulphurs

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Sep 28 2011

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Sep 28 2011

K. Java

Location: Around my yard
Burnett County

The Comptons were circling and landing on my house for over an hour.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Sep 28 2011

Bob Ring

Location: Near marina by High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

What a beautiful autumn day! Sunshine, light winds and temperatures in the mid 60's made for one of the best butteflying days of the season. My friend hosts a very large praire garden, with Asters and Rigid Goldenrods in full bloom right now, to which the butterflies were attracted.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 28 2011

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma flower gardens by library
Waushara County

Stopped after work from 4-4:30. Mostly cloudy.

Sep 28 2011

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

A spot of beautiful weather between rains. The birding was so good, I spent most of my time in the woods and only saw a few butterflies as I crossed the meadows. Saw a hen Turkey with 5 half-grown chicks.

Turkeys

Turkeys

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 28 2011

Ann Thering

Location: Back Yard
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 28 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA & My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

70 Degrees. Sunny to Partly Sunny. Great fall day to be out "hunting".

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 29 2011

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard
Marquette County

Doing yard work in the few minutes of sunshine this AM. First Snout and I had no camera. Landed twice. No mistaking this guy, even in flight the "snout" stood out.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 29 2011

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

Cool weather with very little flying. But several larvae and one pupa uncovered in my garden.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

caterpillar

caterpillar

Sep 30 2011

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

55 degrees, sunny, windy but the Coppers were out on Asters on Jimmy Carter Rd.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

American & Purplish

American & Purplish

Sep 30 2011

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg and Verona, various locations
Dane County

Wanted desperately to see some butterflies today, but thought chances were poor, with windy conditions and more clouds than sun. But I did see a few. Cabbage whites flitting around in several locations. Nothing seems to bother them. The Pearl Crescent came out during a brief moment of sun and sat on some vinyl siding. The Monarch was in a fairly sheltered spot at Quarry Ridge Park in Fitchburg. The Clouded Sulphur was near the Military Ridge Trail in Fitchburg.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent habitat?

Pearl Crescent habitat?

Sep 30 2011

Ginny Nelson

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Iowa County

Sep 30 2011

Susan Stowers

Location: Bangor Township
La Crosse County

Great day for butterfly spotting!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur