Butterfly sightings for April 2013

Apr 4 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Lincoln Park, near Radio Towers
Milwaukee County

On the first warm and sunny spring-like day, my first butterfly of the year!

Apr 5 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Bakken Pond
Sauk County

Spotted a single Comma. It was very skittish and disappeared before I could get a picture or positive ID. It should be reported as Comma sp.

Apr 5 2013

David Salmon

Location: Cambridge Woods
Milwaukee County

Saw Mourning Cloak flitting around in search of food.

Apr 7 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: My front yard, near Tenney Park
Dane County

53 degrees F and sunny, calm conditions. my first for 2013

Apr 7 2013

Jason Sailing

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Apr 7 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Blue River Bluffs SNA
Grant County

My 1st Wisconsin butterfly in 182 days! Also saw an Infant Moth at Avoca Wildlife Area

Apr 7 2013

Cindy Donegan

Location: Lincoln Park
Kenosha County

Some sunshine and in the mid forties, I was thrilled to have two Mourning Cloaks flutter during my walk in the park.

Apr 8 2013

Ilona Loser

Location: Cross Plains
Dane County

A Cabbage White was flying about in the yard this afternoon.

Apr 8 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Every year, same corner where the yard meets the woods. This guy must be about 12 years old now.

Apr 16 2013

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

Our first butterfly of 2013, sunning on a rock under the bird feeder.

Apr 16 2013

Corey Raimond

Location: Kettle Moraine Forest 43.606282,-88.15851
Sheboygan County

2 Mourning cloaks were seen, they flew away before I could get a photo.

Apr 20 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson home. 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on Hwy K
Vernon County

One Mourning Cloak flying around our yard in the middle of the afternoon. Couldn't get a picture.

Apr 20 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Along the bean field on our property
Marquette County

46° Sunny. Spent a lot of time flying back and forth in the sunshine.

Apr 23 2013

Charley Roberts

Location: Vilas Rd., Cottage Grove
Dane County

Warm 60 Degrees

Apr 24 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Grady Tract, UW Arboretum
Dane County

A ragged old warrior, one of two seen along the gravel road. No pasqueflowers in bloom yet, btw.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 24 2013

John Davis

Location: my backyard in PdC
Crawford County

Sun, gusty winds from the NW, 49 degrees

Doing some yard work mulching yard debris when a Mourning Cloak landed right by my mower. First butterfly of the year. Was able to get a picture, but the butterfly keep moving and finally flew off toward the bluffs.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 24 2013

Dennis Malueg

Location: Bloomfield, Orchard in backyard
Waushara County

Apr 26 2013

Owen Boyle

Location: Pumping Station Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 26 2013

Scott Swengel

Location: Cornucopia, Bayfield County
Bayfield County

48 and 50 degrees, sunny, 8" average snow depth

Apr 27 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Goose Island County Park
La Crosse County

Apr 27 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Despite warm weather (64) and a long hike, only the one sighting.

Apr 27 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Roads around Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Apr 27 2013

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

Only our 3rd day over 50 degrees all year. 40-50" snow has fallen this month. Still water mostly frozen and woodlands still with 1-2 feet of snow. But that didn't stop these two from venturing out of their overwintering sites in my garage.

Apr 27 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Meadow Valley Flowage Area
Juneau County

1st Common Green Darner!

Apr 27 2013

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Sun, windy, and low 70's. Mourning Cloak flew through my backyard headed west into town.

Apr 27 2013

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Found in a wooded area along east side of the park.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 27 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Black River State Forest & surrounding area
Jackson County

My first butterflies of 2013.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 27 2013

Ron Arnold

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

Apr 27 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Spring Green Reserve
Sauk County

Also saw tiger beetles, weird ground bees, and a really cool white-striped grasshopper.

Apr 27 2013

Scott Swengel

Location: East of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

52-54 degrees F, sunny, 10-15" snow depth. 40 of the Comptons were on Stage and Mountain Roads SE of Corni. At least 12 other Comptons were on roads between there and the tip of the Chequamegon Peninsula.

Apr 28 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Castle Mound Pine Forest SNA
Jackson County

Sunny, 73F. All seen on the north side of the mound.

Apr 28 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Goodman Community Center
Dane County

Apr 28 2013

Ginny Nelson

Location: Stricker's Pond in Middleton/Madison
Dane County

Finally--my first butterfly of the year! I also saw a pair of Common Green Darners flying in tandem.

Apr 28 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

1st butterfly of the year!

Apr 28 2013

Anna Seidl

Location: West side Madison
Dane County

My first butterflies of the year! Flitting through the back yard.

Apr 28 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Trempealeau NWR
Trempealeau County

Sunning on wildlife loops

Apr 28 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: our backyard, East Side Madison
Dane County

Apr 28 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: my backyard Okauchee
Waukesha County

First butterfly sighting of the year. ..typical non stop nervous, restless flight behavior. No nectar sources yet.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Apr 29 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: My Front Yard, near Tenney Park
Dane County

Apr 30 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Bike trail north of Midway
La Crosse County

Warm and Sunny

Apr 30 2013

Cheryl M

Location: City of Appleton
Calumet County

First butterfly of the season!!!

Apr 30 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: East High School
Dane County

Apr 30 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

Apr 30 2013

Paul Sparks

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

Apr 30 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our marsh
Marquette County

88° Sunny.