Butterfly sightings for July 2012

Jul 1 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Comstock Rd
Barron County

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 1 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Field next to our house in Ringle, WI
Marathon County

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jul 1 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 27 between Namekagon Portage siste and Hwy 70
Sawyer County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 1 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Deer Creek Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

Hiked the logging roads. The open sand ridges were very productive.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Question Mark

Question Mark

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Long Dash

Long Dash

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jul 1 2012

Rose Tiegs

Location: Home in Oneida
Outagamie County

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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

Jul 1 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Root River Parkway Prairie
Milwaukee County

Search after 5:45pm...another oppressively hot day! No sign of Poweshieks at this interesting prairie remnant but then again butterfly activity overall was hampered by the heat. Lots of prairie dock and other good prairie plants.

Jul 1 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Too hot for butterflies. Difficult getting open wing views. Least/Euro and Dun/NBD both present but unable to confirm many.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Mulberry Wing

Mulberry Wing

Jul 1 2012

Madison Butterfly Count

Location: Madison
Dane County

The 22nd annual NABA Madison Butterfly Count. 95 degrees and very humid. We found 440 butterflies of 32 species. Two species were new to the count: Pipevine Swallowtail and Sachem. All time high count for Orange Sulphur. 9 of the species were migrants from the South. 15 Common Buckeyes.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jul 1 2012

Edgar Spalding

Location: Owen Park (Madison) and Pheasant Branch Conservancy and other spots in Middleton
Dane County

my contribution to today's Madison butterfly count

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jul 2 2012

Dory Owen

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

I saw three Pipevine Swallowtails but they didn't stop long for a photo. I just snapped them midflight. If it weren't so HOT I'd be more patient for a good photo.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Jul 2 2012

John Davis

Location: in my backyard in PdC
Crawford County

very hot and humid, saw 4 Juniper Hairstreaks on my daisies around noon

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

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

Jul 2 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Sunday Rd, south of Monterey
Waukesha County

Revisited same area as noted on June 30th where Dainty Suilfur was observed. Surprise!!!Probably the same individual was found today nectaring less than 50 yards from original spot days ago.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 2 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: Horicon Marsh Auto Tour by the board walk
Dodge County

Very worn, Banded Hairstreak.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jul 2 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Temps in the upper 90's today with a brief spike at 102 on my fast-response thermometer.

Jul 2 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

A crew cut the Prairie Enthusiasts' prairie today, so the butterflying might be slow for a few weeks.

Crossline Skipper

Crossline Skipper

Jul 2 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Calumet County Park
Calumet County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jul 3 2012

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

The Snout was laying eggs on my hackberry tree.

Jul 3 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Starks, WI
Oneida County

around 8 pm, warm, no clouds. Mostly along the railroad tracks heading east.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

European Skipper

European Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jul 3 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 3 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Camp Nine Road - Hazelhurst area
Oneida County

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

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

Jul 3 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Scuppernog Prairie
Waukesha County

Upper 90s and hazey. Thanks to all who led me here.

Poweshiek Skipperling

Poweshiek Skipperling

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 3 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Another hot day. I spent as little time outside as possible, but I still got some good sightings. I was saving up energy for tomorrow's NABA count.

Jul 3 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

WIOUWASH Trail at Medina Jct. Rd. North to the county line and south about a quarter mile. Not much doing.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Egret

Great Egret

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

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

Jul 3 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: Sunday rd nr Mionterey,,Nature Hill Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Milkweeds attracted Dun, Silver-spotted skipper, Great Spangled Frits, Common Buckeye along Sunday Rd.
Damp gravel along stream side at Nature Hill attracted Blues, Least Skipper and Red Admiral. Little Yellow on Trefoil.
!0: 30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jul 3 2012

K. Java

Location: Spangler's Landing on the St. Croix River
Polk County

All sightings on the gravel parking lot.

American Snout

American Snout

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

Jul 4 2012

Ron Arnold, Mike Reese, Becky Arnold, Mat Gotz

Location: NABA Sandhill/Seneca count
Wood County

The temperature was 84 when we started at 8:30 and got up to 104. Dainty Sulphur, Checkered White and Fiery Skipper were all new species for this count.

The robber fly, Asilus sericeus, had a Dun Skipper as prey. In the photo with the Two-spotted Skipper notice that there are four additional species!

Indianpipe

Indianpipe

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Checkered White

Checkered White

Jul 4 2012

Fern Springs

Location: OJ Falge Park in Ladysmith
Rusk County

1:00, sunny, 100 degrees. Lots of critters, but only one butterfly. Geese were all out cooling off in the water. Red winged black birds were not happy I was walking by. Pappa threatened to give me a new hairdo.

Jul 4 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medart Grosellieres Historic Site, Hwys. 27 and 70, 7 mi. W of Couderay
Sawyer County

11:00, sunny, 98 degrees

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 4 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Park in Hayward on 3rd, between Kansas & California
Sawyer County

10:30, sunny, 98 degrees. There were many dragonflies, at least a dozen varieties, lots of frogs, and only one butterfly.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Little Norway, Blue Mounds
Dane County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 4 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2012

Seth Cutright

Location: Doctor's Park
Milwaukee County

Jul 4 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Perrot State Park
Trempealeau County

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

American Snout

American Snout

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jul 4 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Rice Lake SNA
Oneida County

6:45 am, partly cloudy, 71F. Only 2 seen, perhaps due to time of day.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 4 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Nature Center
Calumet County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

grasshopper nymph

grasshopper nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 4 2012

T Matthew

Location: My backyard in Green Bay
Brown County

I was out watering my plants and saw this Monarch feeding on the milkweed in my garden.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 4 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: My Yard, Adams Twp., 9th Dr. just north of CTH E
Adams County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2012

Erik Ranheim

Location: Town of Vermont
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 4 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Almon Park - the bog along the wetland trail
Oneida County

partly cloudy, 90F. Spent about an hour walking around the little bog lake along the wetland trail.

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 4 2012

Dory Owen

Location: Town of Windsor
Dane County

Jul 4 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Only my second Little Yellow ever. The Dainty Sulphur, found by Dave Hanson, was our first this year. Very fresh individuals for Var Frit, Gray Comma, Compt Tort, Amer Lady, Painted Lady, and C. Buckeye.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 4 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Wind Pudding Lake SNA
Oneida County

late afternoon, 91F, mostly sunny. A pretty neat place to explore. I even "perforated" the floating peat mat and sunk in up to my waist. Fun times!

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

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

Jul 4 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

Jul 4 2012

Seth Cutright

Location: Doctor's Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 5 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Fox River Trail
Brown County

Brutally hot day (95+); spent most of time in shade looking for caterpillars.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 5 2012

Erik Ostrum

Location: Old railroad track
Barron County

Flying low along dirt railroad tracks in a warm and sunny area

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 5 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29th Ave
Barron County

My lifer Buckeye!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 5 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It only got up to 103 today, brrrr. This was just a couple of quick checks today to see if any species missing from yesterday's NABA count decided to show up. None did, but the Little Yellow made an appearance. My property was the only location where it wasn't seen yesterday. I'm still recovering from yesterday's effort and I'm saving up for Saturday's SWBA field trip.

Jul 5 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: Grandma Lake Wetlands SNA
Florence County

mostly sunny, 94F. I probably could've had a huge list for this sighting. Driving toward the SNA on Tie Mill Road - the road was literally carpeted with butterflies the entire drive, numbers would've been in the several hundreds. I didn't stop, due to only having a narrow time window to explore the SNA. The only one I identified on sight were the White Admirals and they were too numerous to count. I could also tell there were lots of fritillaries, skippers, sulphurs and comma types, and probably several more. The wood-nymphs were seen on the short trail to Grandma Lake, and in the bog itself, I only saw the bog coppers.

Jul 5 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

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

Jul 6 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park, Town of Neenah
Winnebago County

Robber flies

Robber flies

Jul 6 2012

Mike Reese, Marcie O'Connor, Barb Delaney

Location: Gilmanton NABA Count
Buffalo County

Jul 6 2012

jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 6 2012

Connie Stout

Location: Village of Biron, Williams St garden
Wood County

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

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

Jul 6 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard, meadow and marsh
Marquette County

96 degrees (at 11 AM) and Sunny. 9:30-11 AM. 1 Am. Copper was in the marsh. A place I have never seen them before.

Jul 6 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Winnebago County

Slow.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 6 2012

Delaney Lubinski

Location: Town of Linwood, just 1 mile west of Stevens Point
Portage County

We saw a Bronze Copper flying in a field just a mile west of Stevens Point on HWY C.

Jul 6 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: bog area at the west end of Seneca Road in the town of Cranmoor
Wood County

Jul 6 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jul 7 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Windy but good temps. Nectar sources declined significantly in last week. Several Sulphur hybrids. Black Dash explosion. Snowberry clearwing in flight.

Black Dash

Black Dash

Jul 7 2012

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: Eisenbaum Trail near Campbellsport
Fond du Lac County

Butterflies are very scarce around here lately. Maybe because we have had no rain for weeks and very high temps. I saw 1 very worn Eastern Tiger Swallowtail today..I haven't seen another Swallowtail in over a week.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 7 2012

John Davis

Location: in my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

afternoon very sunny, hot, and humid with a NW wind

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

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

Jul 7 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: My backyard in Glendale near the Milwaukee River and Kletzsch Park.
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

American Snout

American Snout

★ = New county photo record

Jul 7 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Jul 7 2012

SWBA field trip, 10 participants

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Cooler temperatures today helped with butterfly watching. The day started out cloudy but butterflies were easily found in the vegetation. Sunshine returned and so did nectaring activity. Butterflies seen but not identified to species were a White and a Tiger Swallowtail.

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bog Copper

Bog Copper

Jul 7 2012

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jul 7 2012

Zachary Sanders

Location: Pardeeville, WI in my driveway at night!
Columbia County

First time I have seen a hairstreak at night- This is a banded hairstreak hanging out with some moths in the driveway

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jul 7 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

50+ Dun Skippers is a conservative number.

A Dun Skipper started flopping around right after I photographed it. It was attacked and eaten.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Black Dash

Black Dash

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jul 7 2012

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

The hairstreak was in our front yard on swamp milkweed. The swallowtail and skippers were along Lake Monona.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 7 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 7 2012

JM Roubik

Location: Saukville, UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 7 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

A short walk with my granddaughter. Beautiful day. Found this dark skipper that seemed to me to be the size of a Silver-spotted Skipper, but I can't identify it.

[Not surprising since no one has ever seen this skipper before in Wisconsin, and it wasn't listed on the website. It's a new state record! Mike]

Brazilian Skipper

Brazilian Skipper

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

Jul 8 2012

Jon Rigen

Location: Portland
Monroe County

Near Eureka Maple Woods State Natural Area

Jul 8 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler, Dr. Douglas Buege

Location: The Wisconsin portion of the Dubuque NABA Butterfly Count circle.
Grant County

This is the 10th year for this portion of the Dubuque circle. 3 species were new to the count: American Snout, Fiery Skipper and Giant Swallowtail. Record high numbers of Little Yellows, Orange Sulphurs, Juniper Hairstreak and Common Buckeye.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

American Snout

American Snout

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jul 8 2012

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area Dikes
Shawano County

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

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

Jul 8 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 8 2012

John Davis

Location: in my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Nice July day, mid 80s and reasonably humid with some wind. Both Fritillaries were in the backyard at the same time, very hard to tell apart with wings closed. The skippers were intent on chasing each other, making it difficult get any pictures.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

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

Jul 8 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Since I missed last week's butterfly count at Riveredge because of visiting family, I decided to take advantage of the break in the hot weather to check out this beautiful area. 44 Swamp Metalmarks were found on the count, but scrupulously keeping to the path, I only managed to see two. Despite the drought, there were hundreds of Ebony Jewelwings flitting about the woods along with many other lovely Odonata. Also found some interesting beetles (not yet identified) on some raccoon scat that was filled with pieces of crayfish parts. I was intrigued by the amazing camouflage of a Question Mark with closed wings.

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

carrion beetles

carrion beetles

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Question Mark

Question Mark

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Albany Wildlife Area
Green County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jul 8 2012

Mike Reese, Ann Thering, Dave Eide

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Very dry, with few nectar sources. Ottoe Skippers, all males, were nectaring on Monarda among the sumac. Also saw 3 Columbine/Wild Indigo Duskywings.

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Ottoe Skipper

Jul 8 2012

Marcie O'Connor

Location: our farm - along Hwy 88 near Praag
Buffalo County

It was fluttering around the edge of our driveway, landing on small plants of white sweet clover that come up through the gravel.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

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

Jul 8 2012

Barbara Schultz

Location: Madison west side
Dane County

Have been seeing so many Red Admirals since April!!

Jul 8 2012

Paul Sparks

Location: My backyard in Glendale, near the Milwaukee River.
Milwaukee County

Jul 8 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Doyle Road Prairies (S of Blue River)
Grant County

Survey of bluff prairie remnants; additional species sighted but not recorded. One female Columbine Duskwing observed flying about and apparently ovipositing on columbine. Had high hopes for Ottoe Skipper (habitat looked good) but found out the site had been burned several times over...the grass skipper fauna was pretty sparse (only the single Delaware Skipper!).

Also saw 2 Six-lined Racerunners.

Columbine Duskywing

Columbine Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jul 8 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens
Grant County

Very hot and butterfly activity pretty limited. Spent most of time in shade looking for caterpillars. Also found a neat tiny robber fly.

Jul 8 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Gotham Pine Barrens
Richland County

Still very hot so spent most of time looking for aquatic insects in the river. Great site with some impressive sand blows and lots of false heather.

Jul 8 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Mississippi River boat landing below Genoa power plant
Vernon County

Found an American Snout as I put my boat in the water. Unfortunately, it disappeared before I could get out my camera.

Jul 8 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Boat Landing in Goose Island County Park
La Crosse County

1 American Snout at boat landing

American Snout

American Snout

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

Jul 8 2012

Jon Rigden

Location: Portland
Monroe County

Near Eureka Maple Woods State Natural Area

Jul 8 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Town of Vermont
Dane County

Jul 9 2012

JM Roubik

Location: Saukville/UWM Field Station
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 9 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Wolf River Wildlife Area
Winnebago County

Deltox Marsh. Saw several broods of Mallards, Blue-winged Teal and Wood Ducks.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jul 9 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

88 degrees and sunny. No Ottoes but 6 Wild Indigo/Columbine Duskywings.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 9 2012

TREMPEALEAU NABA BUTTERFLY COUNT

Location: Perrot St Pk, Trempealeau N.W.R., Tamarack Creek W.A., etc.
Trempealeau County

This was the 23rd annual Trempealeau NABA butterfly count. 11 observers found 430 butterflies of 37 species. New to the count was Fierly Skipper (8), bringing the cumulative total species to 74. Only occurring for the 3rd time were American Snout (2), Giant Swallowtail (8) and Broad-winged Skipper (2). Other interesting species were Little Yellow (19), Dainty Sulphur, Common Buckeye (8), Tawny Emperor, Dion Skipper, and Bronze Copper.

Jul 9 2012

Tom Klein

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Middleton
Dane County

American Snout

American Snout

Jul 9 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Preston Twp., very near Big Roche A Cri Creed
Adams County

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 9 2012

Rod Everson

Location: Garden in Township of North Bend
Jackson County

I've been coming to this website for a few weeks now, and thought I'd post this sighting of a Giant Swallowtail taken late this morning. There were two of them together at one point.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 9 2012

Rod Everson

Location: Prairie planting in Town of North Bend
Jackson County

Both of these found in a 2008 prairie planting in mid-afternoon today.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 9 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sorry no rarities today.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 9 2012

Mary Roth

Location: Monches, WI - my yard
Waukesha County

I only saw them on the 9th. As far as I know they have not returned.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 9 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Hanson Prairie/S end of Rush Creek SNA
Crawford County

Survey of a private property bluff prairie just south of Rush Creek SNA (Armund Bartz joined me early in the day), and a small bluff within the SNA (not an area which has received much attention I believe). From both prairies you can see the south main bluff of Rush Creek SNA.

Finally an Ottoe Skipper! I found a single worn male in the SNA property (picture facing the river) which was not bad given that Dan Sonnenberg found none at the main Rush Creek area the same day (had no idea he was there!), the flight period was near the end, and butterfly activity overall was poor. There is a good chance both remnants support viable Ottoe populations.

Beautiful view over the river while moth sampling at night!

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

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

Jul 9 2012

Dan Lesniak

Location: My yard in the Village of Kronenwetter
Marathon County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 10 2012

Wendy Olveda

Location: Spring Lake Park, Kingston WI
Green Lake County

We were swimming at the beach. The butterfly kept landing in the wet sand at the shore. It's wings weren't in the best shape, but still beautiful. Giant swallowtails are fantastic.

Jul 10 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Wetland area along the dirt road south of the ATV trail with lots of clover and birdsfoot trefoil providing the nectar, and along a access road in the SNA where hoary vervain was the main nectar source.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Jul 10 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 10 2012

Connie Stout

Location: Garden on Williams St Village of Biron
Wood County

Jul 10 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Snake Creek Wetlands Trail
Green Lake County

Great day!

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Black Dash

Black Dash

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 10 2012

Ryan Brady

Location: Taylor Lane north of Grand View on south end of Bibon Swamp
Bayfield County

All the commas were fresh. Lots of milkweed coming into bloom. Joe-pye weed abundant but not yet in bloom. My single day high count for Dion Skipper and only my second Delaware Skipper ever. Lots of butterflies overall. For the dragonfly lovers, also had 5 species of striped emeralds (Somatochlora), 2 snaketails, Black-tipped Darner, and others.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Jul 10 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Hogback Prairie
Crawford County

Not a bad day given the drought conditions and poor butterflies conditions at most sites. The nectar sources were a bit more vibrant here. Banner day for Regal Fritillaries and Columbine Duskywings.

Spent the night up on the ridge moth sampling (slept in a tarp!) and woke to an eerie fog covered landscape.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

salt marsh moth

salt marsh moth

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

Jul 10 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Trenton Bluff Prairie SNA vicinity
Pierce County

I only walked the lower section of the northwestern bluff and saw no butterflies at all. The few observed were in the ditch area or across the road along the railroad.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

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

Jul 11 2012

Kyle Johnson

Location: Swamp Lover's Preserve
Dane County

Found while clearing brush on an oak savannah remnant. This is the first one I've seen on the property despite an abundance of hackberry.

Jul 11 2012

Sandy

Location: falls@Dunbar and Pembine
Marinette County

Gorgeous, gorgeous! White Admiral was surfing the currents over the falls going from trees on one side of river to other. Commas sunning on rocks along river. Monarchs seen over the highway(8) only.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

White Admiral

White Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2012

Rod Everson

Location: My garden, Town of North Bend
Jackson County

During mid-afternoon, two fritillaries, one bedraggled and one in good shape, kept visiting the purple coneflowers. A single Giant Swallowtail flitted through the pink phlox for over 10 minutes as well.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 11 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

The butterflies seem fewer and smaller than last year; is it because of the drought? The ground is cracked, the ponds drying up. The only advantage is the lack of mosquitoes. Tried to get a good picture of one Sulphur which was a beautiful greenish white.

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Jul 11 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: My yard
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 11 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: CB Park, Town of Menasha
Winnebago County

Went to CB Park to check out the prairie only to find it was planted in Soy Beans. This prairie wasn't the best so I am hoping they are just planting crops for a few years to get rid of the weeds before they replant it. Didn't spend much time here.

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

Jul 11 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North from Medina Jct Rd. Took a short walk up this trail on my last hike before back surgery.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 11 2012

Kenneth Renzelmann

Location: Sheboygan, my garden
Sheboygan County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 12 2012

Pamela Willis

Location: Adams Twp., 9th Dr 1/2 mi N of CTH E
Adams County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 12 2012

NABA Butterfly Count at Sister Bay

Location: 15 mile diameter circle centered at Sister Bay.
Door County

This was the 12th annual NABA Butterfly Count at Sister Bay. 5 observers, armed with close-focusing binoculars, found 558 individuals of 39 species. That ties the 39 species in 2001. Variegated Fritillary (4) was new to the count. A cumulative total of 53 species have been seen in the 12 years of the count. Cabbage White and Fiery Skipper were NOT seen until the next day (too late!) at the restaurant where we ate lunch! We also saw Arrowhead Spiketails (dragonfly).

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

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

Jul 12 2012

Sue Zapf

Location: Town of Lisbon
Waukesha County

Beautiful large Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Jul 12 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: Lakeside Park, City of Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County

Among the flower gardens.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 12 2012

Daniel Jackson

Location: Espe Pond State Fishing Area, Hwy 27, 3 miles south of Leon
Monroe County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Jul 12 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jul 13 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my yard, Okauchee Lake
Waukesha County

Scarcity of butterflies persists. Butterfly bush and dwarf zinnias deliver what few butterflies are out and about, however. Observed a female Fiery skipper laying eggs on my lawn, and also noticed a scarce web moth nectaring on buddleia.

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Fiery Skipper egg

Fiery Skipper egg

Jul 13 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd
Florence County

After seeing 100s of butterflies on the road the last time I was here, it seemed pretty deserted. Fortunately, newly emerged Green Commas, Gray Commas, and Compton Tortoiseshells made up for the lack of butterfly numbers.

Jul 13 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

Hackberry Emperor is the only butterfly I've seen in my yard for at least a week. Swallowtail was a couple of blocks from my house.

Jul 13 2012

Eric Preston

Location: Monroe St, across from Edgewood
Dane County

One Gray Hairstreak (and an Eastern Pondhawk) in our yard

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 13 2012

Terry Leasa

Location: Fond du Lac UW Campus Prairie area
Fond du Lac County

After watching it and photographing for a while It flew and showed it's beautiful blue.

White M Hairstreak

White M Hairstreak

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

Jul 13 2012

slegar

Location: green bay, austin strauble parking lot
Brown County

cooling in the shade

Jul 13 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard
Marquette County

94 degrees and sunny. Went out at 12:30 today to lightly water a row of Zinnias I planted last evening, and a Common Checkered Skipper was there puddling. The last time I saw one in the yard was almost 2 years ago. A Dainty Sulphur was puddling in the neighbors tiny flower garden earlier.

Jul 14 2012

Eric North

Location: Bog at corner of Hayward Rd. and US Hwy 63, West of Hayward
Sawyer County

Really rich site, much nicer than I expected. Some great plants; Platanthera lacera, Menyanthes trifoliata, Utricularia gabba, etc.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 14 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Douglas County State Wildlife Area
Douglas County

There were definitely some butterflies here, but the were mostly Common Wood-Nymphs nectaring on goldenrod and white meadowsweet. In one less than 10 square yard area of nectar sources there were 32 of them nectaring.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 14 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Wisconsin Point
Douglas County

Not a lot of butterflies, but Black Meadowhawks and the large robber fly Protacanthus rufus were flying

Jul 14 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

warm, humid, and partly cloudy afternoon, after an inch of rain this morning, first rain in 23 days

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

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

Jul 14 2012

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jul 14 2012

Pat Fojut

Location: 92nd street, whitnall park
Milwaukee County

Jul 14 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Very fresh Gray Hairstreak. N. Broken-Dash a good one for us up here.

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Variegated Meadowhawk

Variegated Meadowhawk

Jul 14 2012

Connie Stout

Location: Village of Biron, garden on Williams St
Wood County

Jul 14 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Puddles not as active as I had hoped. Hot but not as windy. Clouded under counted (wouldnt settle down) Pink edged out again. Possible checkered white but wouldnt settle down. First Fiery (and 3 of them!).

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 15 2012

Deb Hyde

Location: Menomonie
Dunn County

Spotted this beautiful butterfly on my coneflowers in my backyard.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 15 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Quick stop before heading home. 9-11:00. There were 12 hairstreaks on this butterflyweed at one time, 9 Coral and 3 Edwards'. All the Karner Blues were fresh.

hairstreaks

hairstreaks

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 15 2012

Jim Ebner

Location: my garden, Okauchee Lake
Waukesha County

Reared a handfull of Pipevine Swallowtails from eggs deposited by wild female taken on my garden pipevine. Ova..June 7; Larva,last instar, June 26; pupa, June 30; adult, July 15th.

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Pipevine Swallowtail eggs

Jul 15 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

Mid-90's, very humid, and mostly sunny. I didn't stay outside very long. Also very very dry. Southern Wisconsin needs rain badly. Cabbage whites everywhere. The favorite nectar plant of the day was liatris.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 15 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Summerton Bog SNA and my yard
Marquette County

98 Degrees and hazy. Found the Checkered Skipper in my garden again near the mallow. the rest were in the bog. Took some people out in Summerton Bog to look for rare plants. Spent most of my time entertaining them. Extremely dry.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jul 15 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

I noticed some blazing star in flower in Douglas County and wanted to see how the cylindrical blazing star was doing. Not good. Although there were some flowers, they appeared stressed and I saw nothing nectaring on them. Instead I watched several Karner Blues nectaring on Flowering Spurge, about the only other thing in flower

Jul 16 2012

Northern Kettle Moraine NABA butterfly count, 7 observers

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine St Forest, Mullet Creek W. A.
Fond du Lac County

This was the 16th annual NABA butterfly count at Northern kettle Moraine. 7 counters in two groups, armed with close-focusing binoculars, found 282 individuals of 38 species. But we only found 23 individuals per hour which is only 39% of the average butterfly density on this count! Three factors probably contributed to the low density: 1) drought conditions, 2) advanced flight periods, and 3) heat (high of 98 degrees). 3 species were new to the count: Fiery Skipper (11), Giant Swallowtail (10) and Common Checkered-Skipper (1). 5 Common Buckeyes is highest ever. Photos of the Harvester and Giant Swallowtails by Dan Sonnenberg. Photo of the worn Swamp Metalmark by Mike Reese.

Harvester

Harvester

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Swamp Metalmark

Swamp Metalmark

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 16 2012

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Too hot to go to work this morning at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, so just visited my own back yard.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 16 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

So sad to find the Arboretum virtually bereft of butterflies. Walk terminated after a discouraging half hour.

Jul 16 2012

Stan Rehm

Location: Lacy Heights Pond (in name only)
Dane County

The Buckeye I saw today was only about 60% the size of ones I've seen before; I wonder if this was just random variation, or whether drought conditions trigger early pupation and smaller adults.

Jul 16 2012

Anne Geraghty

Location: Reclaimed Flambeau Mine trails
Rusk County

Beautiful butterfly!
no camera :-(

Jul 16 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 17 2012

Dorothy Legler

Location: My butterfly garden in Sauk City.
Sauk County

The Variegated Fritillary was laying eggs on tiny violets in my dry, brown lawn.

Jul 17 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jul 17 2012

Jim Starck

Location: West Allis-My garden
Milwaukee County

Over 20 Fiery Skippers all over my Purple Coneflowers. There are actually probably a lot more than that as I have several different patches of Echinacea and there's some at every patch.

Jul 18 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens and Olbrich Park, East Side Madison
Dane County

Only spent about 40 minutes here, but saw lots of butterfly and dragonfly activity. Also saw a Great Spreadwing damselfly. The Little Yellow was a first for me in our neighborhood. No sign of Pipevine Swallowtails.

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 18 2012

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail east of Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 18 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jul 18 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Various places in north part of the county
Marquette County

84 degrees and variable skys. Last Karner Blue count for the year. Some places had tons of wildflowers, and others devoid. Rain tonight should help.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Jul 18 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 18 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Natue Center
Milwaukee County

A littlerain last night and this morning and somewhat cooler weather made the world look better this morning. The blooming Monarda was very popular with the butterflies today. There was only one Sachem among the many Fiery Skippers. The Buckeye was tiny; looked half the size of a normal Buckeye.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sachem

Sachem

Jul 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: CR G south of CR Y, Gordon
Douglas County

3 PM, sunny, 80

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: CR-T & Hwy 53
Douglas County

sunny, 80

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Mid-70's and cloudy. The day after the measurable rain in southern Wisconsin. I was at Stricker's Pond looking mostly for shorebirds but happened upon these two tiny butterflies. The dainty sulphur was the first I've ever seen. I didn't see any other butterflies at all, which seemed kind of odd.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Wayside north of mile marker 182
Douglas County

4:20, sunny, 80

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Antler Mtn & Leader Lake Rds west of Hwy 53
Douglas County

3:30, sunny, 80

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 19 2012

Ryan Brady, Mike Reese, Dave Hanson, et al.

Location: NABA count west of Ashland
Bayfield County

6 participants in 2 parties covering just a small portion of the count circle. Record high 44 species. Highlights were 6 Little Yellows, 3 Fiery Skippers, 11 Dion Skippers, and boatloads of fritillaries. Few anglewings compared to previous years but those seen were beautifully fresh. Also saw a Dun Skipper and a Green Comma get captured by tiger beetle larvae, presumably C. repanda.

Dion Skipper

Dion Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

tiger beetle larva

tiger beetle larva

Jul 19 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Hwy 53 & CR-F
Washburn County

5:00, sunny 81

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

★ = New county photo record

Jul 20 2012

Donnalynn Bloedel

Location: roadside areas in Arkdale
Adams County

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Copper

American Copper

Jul 20 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Milchesky Rd. and Cty. A
Douglas County

Very windy with few nectar sources.

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Jul 20 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Chequamegon National Forest northwest of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

9:15-9:45

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Common Branded Skipper

Jul 20 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Short walk to the park.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 20 2012

Fern Springs

Location: my yard in Brockway
Jackson County

Noon, sunny, 84
Just my my annual one day visit from a walking stick.

walking stick

walking stick

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 20 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Found Pipevine Swallowtails today, but no sign of yesterday's Little Yellow.

Jul 20 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Jul 20 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

The butterflies were much the same as on Wednesday here. The hotspot was the monarda. One unfortunate Silver-Spotted Skipper met its death by a white crab spider hiding in a blossom.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jul 20 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Glendale, near Kletsch Park
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 21 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Only covered around 1/2 of normal route. Cloudy until 1pm slowed activity. Rain at night created many mineraling spots (not so much at puddles). Temps rose rapidly.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jul 21 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 21 2012

Aaron Carlson

Location: My yard, Menomonie
Dunn County

Mostly sunny, 87F. Saw the fiery skipper and orange sulphur visiting Echinacea flowers in my front yard. I observed the monarch laying eggs on the common milkweed that has overtaken our back yard garden. The swallowtail was just passing through, and the silver-spotted skipper was filling up on our abundant Monarda.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Jul 21 2012

Nadine Bogusz

Location: my yard Burlington, WI
Racine County

Just flying through the yard, mid day, Caught my eye because of the size and color. A little beat up.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jul 21 2012

SWBA and Prairie Enthusiasts field trip

Location: Flowers, Butterflies and Birds of Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Seventeen people met to tour the prairies south of Cave of the Mounds on an overcast Saturday morning. Rich Henderson showed all apparent damage from the drought. Butterflies were focusing on lower areas in the hilly prairie, where more flowers provided nectar. A cicada killer was seen.

Thanks to Dan Sonnenberg for keeping track of butterfly species seen and Sylvia Edlebeck for the photos. Rich believes that the Gray Hairstreak is a new sighting for the prairie.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jul 22 2012

Ryan Brady

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

Many fewer butterflies than in June. My first-ever Fiery Skipper here at home. And another C. Checkered-Skipper - didn't get great looks but seemed very fresh.

Jul 22 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

Walked south a half mile from Medina Jct Rd. Got some nice photos of a couple of Solitary Sandpipers where the ponds and ditches dried up.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Question Mark

Question Mark

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

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

Jul 23 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Bubolz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Finally found an A. Snout. This is the second Hackberry species I found at Bubolz's but I can't remember ever seeing a Hackberry tree within 10 miles of here.

Saw a lot of EAA planes. Got a late pic of a B-17 with landing gear down.

American Snout

American Snout

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

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

Jul 23 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 23 2012

Fern Springs

Location: County J (E Park Ave) just east of Hwy 178
Chippewa County

6PM,sunny, 97 degrees

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jul 23 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 24 2012

Shawn Wolfe

Location: Old field 3 miles northwest of Gresham
Shawano County

This skipper had a hovering flight. Its body and lower wings appeared very blue in full sun. The tan and white pattern definitely set this skipper apart.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jul 24 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Klode Park, Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Took a short walk during a break from work. Most of the skippers were enjoying the purple clover blossoms in the lawn.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Weyauwega/Fremont Nature Area
Waupaca County

Before I got off the parking lot I spotted a tiny yellow butterfly. I figured it must be a Dainty Sulphur, my first. It took about twenty minutes before I could get a decent photo of it. Then it just sat and let me take all I wanted.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Osprey

Osprey

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

Jul 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: SW Part of Mukwa Wildlife Area
Waupaca County

The first two places I went to today had active Osprey nests.

Osprey

Osprey

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jul 24 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd. south of Weyauwega
Waupaca County

I had no plans on stopping but I drove down my favorite gravel road and spotted a copper so I stopped to find out what kind. As soon as I got out I spotted a Little Yellow that took me on a short journey. Butterflies everywhere, including possibly a dozen or more Dainty Sulphurs. I put down four because I kept losing them and couldn't be sure if I was recounting them. Three times I could see two at once. The copper? Saw it one other time but could not get a photo or an ID. Good stop.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

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

Jul 24 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

swallowtail was a worn, black-form female

Jul 24 2012

Tom Poklen

Location: roadsides around Egg Harbor
Door County

Usually see Canadian, rather than Eastern, Tigers here, but one was a dark form.

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 25 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

The Dainty Sulphur was heading north much faster than I was.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Jul 25 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: River Hills, on the Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper on a Joe-Pye Weed

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 25 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jul 25 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: NW part of Winnebago County
Winnebago County

North Loop Rd, Old Rd, Arrowhead Rd, and Marsh Rd.

Windy. Butterflies camera shy today. Came here to specificly look for a Winnebago Co. Dainty Sulphur and found one but no pic. Dainty Sulphur and Common Checkered-Skipper found on Arrowhead Rd.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Jul 25 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My meadow and marsh
Marquette County

99 degrees and mostly sunny. No butterflies on the garden flowers. Only BF in the meadow was the Dainty Sulphur. All the rest were along/in the marsh/bog.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Jul 26 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Jul 26 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Nature Center
Calumet County

The upper prairie had few butterflies compared to the gravel portion of Bastian Rd. where lots of puddling was going on. Mostly Orange Sulphurs but also Clouded, Northern Crescents and E Tailed-Blues. The totals with pluses could possibly be doubled and still be accurate. The numbers were amazing. Lots also farther south and west of the parking lot.

American Lady

American Lady

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sulphurs

Sulphurs

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

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

Jul 26 2012

Ellen Smith

Location: backyard - on zinnias- at 420 E Jefferson St Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

It was the king of the pot, chasing off the big bumblebees like they were gnats!

Jul 26 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My yard
Marquette County

Male and Female Checkered Skippers.

Jul 26 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: Lehman Lake Rd
Washburn County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

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

Jul 26 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 29th Ave
Barron County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 26 2012

Tom Poklen

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Breezes off the lake and only spotty sunshine limited butterfly activity, but still saw 20+ species in about two hours! There were numerous skippers that went unidentied.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Black Dash

Black Dash

Dorcas Copper

Dorcas Copper

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jul 26 2012

Rod Everson

Location: My garden in North Bend
Jackson County

Also sending photo of 3 monarch chrysalises that formed July 25th. They were raised from eggs on milkweed leaves.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

★ = New county photo record

Jul 26 2012

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Spent about an hour here during the noon heat. Fiery Skippers everywhere and lots of dragonfly egg-laying going on in the sunken gardens. Their Blooming Butterflies event is going on this week and next and I was getting lots of "What are you looking at?" questions from staff and visitors who saw me with binos and who are more keyed in to butterflies than usual.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 27 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: From Bagley to Potosi
Grant County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Jul 27 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

There were not many butterflies, but seeing only my second Common-Checkered Skipper made it a good day.

Jul 27 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Winnebago County Park
Winnebago County

Low ground more productive.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 27 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

The park is suffering the effects of the drought. There are cracks in the dirt on the paths. The liatris is undersized and not nearly as widespread as in other years. The water level in the pond is way down.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 27 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

pleasant early afternoon, sunny off and on with temperature in the mid 70's with dew point low 60's, noticed a Hairstreak I had not seen before, the Fiery and Sachem are around almost everyday.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

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

Jul 27 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

North for one mile from Westwind Rd. Sunny and humid to start, turning cloudy, windy and cool. Slim pickins.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 28 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jul 28 2012

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Butterfly numbers seem to be declining but time management an issue this day. Fiery skippers in one spot each of the past 3 weeks, with a total of 5 locations over the past 3 weeks. Dainty sulphurs consistantly in 3 locations

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jul 28 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park in Mazomanie
Dane County

Again today there were not a lot of butterflies, but I saw my first Dainty Sulphurs.

Jul 28 2012

Fern Springs

Location: Trempeleau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

70s, sunny, 5-6PM
I also saw another monarch and 2 orange sulphurs at a wayside east of the Refuge.
It was very dry at the refuge with few flowers.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Great Egret

Great Egret

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Marguerite Kreger

Location: My garden in the city of Green Lake
Green Lake County

This morning I spotted this swallowtail this on my phlox flowers. This is the first swallowtail I've seen here in many years.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Ellen Smith

Location: Delafield Farmer's Market - Fish Hatchery
Waukesha County

They seemed to be playing (or mating) around the market which is bordered by woods and the bark river on one side and newly refreshed gardens on the other.

Jul 28 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Joined 4 others for a butterfly count on this beautiful sunny and not too hot day. Despite the beautiful weather, not a lot of butterflies; maybe because the flowers aren't as good this year because of the drought.

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

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

Jul 28 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Rocky Run & Mud Lake WLA
Columbia County

88 Degrees and Mostly Sunny. Very comfortable day to be out. Dainty Sulphurs in both places. Saw an Ornate Box Turtle also.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Joey Reichhoff

Location: 19th Ave
Barron County

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jul 28 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Koplein Rd.
Waupaca County

East of Weyauwega. Another active Osprey nest! Had one at Brillion two days ago too. That's four in the last five days.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

Osprey

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 28 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Marsh Rd.
Waupaca County

South of Weyauwega. Saw the blimp over the Appleton airport on the way home.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jul 28 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Northern parts of the Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Conditions: very dry. The only real butterfly magnet that I found was an area of blooming Buttonbush way out in the Dike 17 area.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jul 28 2012

Tom Poklen

Location: The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jul 28 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Very few butterflies. Dry and not much flowering.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Jul 28 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Bark Bay Slough SNA
Bayfield County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Mike Reese

Location: Meadow Valley WA
Juneau County

Jul 28 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley SWA along Buckley Ave. between Copper RD. and HWY 173
Monroe County

A quick mid-afternoon look at this area. Conditions: hot, dry, breezy.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

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

Jul 28 2012

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest
Clark County

There were not many butterflies. The Dainty Sulphur was a surprise.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

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

Jul 28 2012

Lipka's

Location: Caledonia in our backyard
Racine County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 28 2012

Lauren

Location: Trout Lake
Vilas County

I found this butterfly on the fire pit rocks while we were on vacation. Photos taken with iPod.

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jul 28 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various spots
Iowa County

We saw a Little Yellow lay an egg on Partridge Pea. See photo. Many plants in poor condition, and butterfly numbers are down.

Little Yellow egg

Little Yellow egg

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 28 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Just miscellaneous observations
Sauk County

Jul 28 2012

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River
Grant County

Jul 29 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Poygan Marsh Wildlife Area
Waushara County

Dikes, and gravel roads leading to the marsh. The Checkered Whites were on the dike to the north of the parking lot at the end of Beechnut Rd. A few ticks.

Tons of skippers, just not much variety.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Checkered White

Checkered White

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jul 29 2012

Jaye Nelson

Location: Lake Front Windpoint lighthouse
Racine County

First useful sighting this month. Today cluster of Cabbage Whites and fFery Skippers at the lighthouse and one Red Admiral in my neighbor's back yard. Last sighting was July 4 of Eastern Tail-Blue in my back yard. Only the rare Cabbage White all month. Lots of dragonflies, bees and wasps however.

Jul 29 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: River Hills on the Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Monarch on a Joe-Pye Weed

mona

mona

Jul 29 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Roads and Boat Landings in Bass Lake Township
Washburn County

85 Degrees and Partly Sunny. 3:30-6:30 PM

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jul 29 2012

Rose Tiegs

Location: Buzz Besadny Fishery
Kewaunee County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jul 29 2012

Tom Poklen

Location: Newport State Park, Rowleys Bay & Monarch trails
Door County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Harvester

Harvester

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

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

Jul 29 2012

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

5:30 PM, sunny, ~75

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 30 2012

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

Jul 30 2012

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Jul 30 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Eldorado Marsh Wildlife Area
Fond du Lac County

Several Heslow's Sparrows near the Henrich Rd. parking lot. Dainty Sulphur puddling at the boat landing at the southernmost Marsh Rd. parking lot.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow

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

Jul 30 2012

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Sure not a lot around for Butterflies right now.

Jul 30 2012

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

The Common Checkered-skipper is brand new to me, I'd never seen one before. Really knocked my eyes out.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Jul 30 2012

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: UW Arboretum, Madison
Dane County

Around 5:30pm, 90 degrees and sunny. I only spent about half an hour near the McKay Center. The only butterflies I saw were 5 fiery skippers on one plant. Two of them were especially entertaining as they made their way around and around one stalk of flowers.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Jul 30 2012

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jul 30 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Fish Lake WLA & Crex Meadows
Burnett County

84 Degrees and Partly Sunny. First trip to both these places.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Black Dash

Black Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jul 30 2012

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

One black form Tiger; the Little Yellow was laying eggs on Partridge Pea. The male Sachem, sadly, was later "ambushed" by a hungry Ambush Bug hiding in the Liatris.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jul 31 2012

Douglas Buege

Location: Sand Bay Beach
Bayfield County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Jul 31 2012

Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Jul 31 2012

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

bright sunny day, low 80's

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jul 31 2012

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Joe Pye weed in full bloom and yet didn't see one swallowtail. Most Dainty Sulphurs on Stolte Rd.

Jul 31 2012

Peter Thornquist

Location: River Hills on the Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper and Monarch share a Joe-Pye Weed.

Monarch

Monarch

Jul 31 2012

D Nussbaum

Location: Terrell's Island
Winnebago County

All the Dainty Sulphurs were out on the break wall within 200 yards of 44.080657,-88.670759. Just copy and paste those coordinates and enter them at Google Maps.

The Sachem was in an apple tree. Flushed it as I stole a snack.

The Common Tern nesting islands were overrun with pelicans, gulls and cormorants. I saw one Caspian Tern.

Sachem

Sachem

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Jul 31 2012

Denise Klotzbach

Location: My property in the town of Rhine
Sheboygan County

All of these butterflies were found in an open field next to a natural pond.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

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

Jul 31 2012

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County Rd. A / Moose Junction Area Douglas Co.
Douglas County

81 Degrees and Sunny. First time in this area. Followed 1 small Frit. from one Cinquefoil to the next for 15 minutes. It never landed. Saw 2 of the most unusual Great Spangled Frits. (See Pict)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Question Mark

Question Mark

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

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