Butterfly sightings for June 2013

Jun 1 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: town of Seneca and city of Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County

My first Monarchs of the year.

Jun 1 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 1 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie & My marsh
Marquette County

85° HUMID & Sunny. The Giant was pestering the Hobomok like a Great Dane and a Chihuahua.

Jun 1 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I was in the heavily wooded south-west corner doing my breeding bird survey.

Jun 1 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

We were delighted to watch a monarch ovipositing on our milkweed (she visited the A. incarnata, but the only eggs we found were on the A. syriaca).

Jun 1 2013

Cheryl Morschauser

Location: Porterfield WI. N of Hwy 64
Marinette County

Got a few good pics before the rain came. Saw a few swallowtails but didn't get any pics.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Jun 1 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Military Ridge/Ice Age Trails northeast of Verona
Dane County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 1 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Brule Rush Lake SNA
Douglas County

overcast, 60F. All observed around the perimeter of the lake.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 1 2013

Nadine Bougie

Location: Somerset, my front yard at my lilac bushes
St. Croix County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Mid-70s...sometimes windy, cloudy, with breaks of sunshine.
Two photos of same Red Amiral, wings open and wings closed.
One photo of Big Sand Tiger Beetle, numerous and seen daily.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 1 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Outside of Platteville
Grant County

Jun 1 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Wood County Wildlife Area
Wood County

Also saw two tiger swallowtails

Jun 1 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

My first Monarch, flying at 7:15 a.m.

Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Jun 1 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Powerline ROW south of Sandhill WDA
Wood County

4:28-4:48 PM, 68 degrees F, 10% sunshine, wind2-8 mph. This is barely the fastest Karner Blue site in our study, but this year it is faster than Jackson County by an even bigger margin than usual. We saw no Karners in many surveys June 2-3 in other places.

Jun 1 2013

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

There was some wind on and off, so the butterflies seemed to want to stay low in the prairie. Some Six-spotted Tiger Beetles were seen on wooden boardwalks and in the rock garden. I also saw a sulphur butterfly (probably a clouded sulphur), but I was too far from it to identify it (30 ft min distance).

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 1 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 bog
Jackson County

3:04-3:17 pm, 69 to 65 degrees F, 0% sunshine, wind west 0-8 mph

Jun 1 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: North Brockway, Brockway, South Brockway, West Bauer, Wazee County Park, and area
Jackson County

10:32-2:39 pm, 69 to 78 degrees F, 55% sunshine, wind 0-10 mph. The Henry's Elfin was in Wazee County Park. I'm attaching a blurry photo (by Ann Swengel; we are learning to use a digital camera) of our 1st Phlox Moth (center of picture) of the year, seen June 2 in Jackson Co.

Phlox Moth

Phlox Moth

Jun 2 2013

Jean Upton

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Jun 2 2013

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

First Monarch of the year for me.

Jun 2 2013

Natl. Resources Fnd. WI, Dean Hansen

Location: Springbrook Trail, ENE of Danbury
Burnett County

Jun 2 2013

Natl Resources Fnd Wi, Dean Hansen

Location: NW of Reed Lake, Klotz Rd, Reed Lk/James Rd corner
Burnett County

Cool, slow start at Crex with group of nine observers. No elfins seen. Dreamy and Sleepy duskywings were often grouped as "undetermined."

Jun 2 2013

Natl. Resources Fnd. WI., Dean Hansen

Location: Namekagon Barrens, Gomulak Fire Lane, EW fire lane
Burnett County

First Mottled Duskywing seen. Abundant bearberry on east side of Gomulak Fire Lane, and Hoary Elfins were fairly common. No brown elfins, or anything else, seen at bog just north of Namekagon River on Namekagon Trail.

Jun 3 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie SE of sewage lagoons
Vernon County

American Copper

American Copper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 3 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Menasha Conservancy
Calumet County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 3 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Grand River Marsh Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Silvery blue was a first for me.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 3 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Egg superbly camouflaged in paramedian position on the underside of a Pearly Everlasting leaf. I would never have found this had I not been lucky enough to observe her ovipositing while I was gardening.

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 3 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Partly cloudy but a little too cool and windy. 11:30 to 1:45.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 3 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

11 - 2:30 weather good. Sunny, light winds. Clouds moved in and by 3:30 butterflies mostly hidden. Silvery Blues and Dreamy Duskywings a mix of worn and fresh. Very few Juvenal's this season. Still no Karners.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 3 2013

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: A dozen stops, mostly in Black River St. Forest
Jackson County

65 - 70 degrees and partly sunny. Saw a juvenile Frosted Whiteface (dragonfly).

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Frosted Whiteface

Frosted Whiteface

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 3 2013

Ann Thering

Location: Black Earth area
Dane County

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Jun 4 2013

Paul Sparks

Location: Beulah Bog
Walworth County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 7 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Gov. Nelson State Park
Dane County

45 minutes, two individuals seen. 67F, sunny, calm.

Jun 7 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

Jun 7 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

These were seen while doing yard work.

Jun 7 2013

Ryan Brady

Location: Three Ten Bog northwest of Mercer
Iron County

Turned cloudy and cool upon my arrival. I was thinking with the late phenology I might still get Freija or Frigga Frits but no dice, and the Juttas only further suggested I was too late! Also a few Ebony Boghaunter dragonflies here.

Ebony Boghaunter

Ebony Boghaunter

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Harvester

Harvester

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

Jun 7 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa County Riverview Reserve, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

4 pm, 70F, sunny, calm.

Jun 7 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

3 pictures of a single Sachem, which seems to be early according to "Butterflies of the North Woods" field guide. Taken around 5 pm with Temps around 70.

This indeed does break the early record set last year on June 18. That record was a whopping 41 days earlier than the previous record! Mike

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Jun 8 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Almost gave up at noon when dark clouds rolled in with only 7 species. Good thing I hung around. At 2ish clouds broke up enough. East side of the meadows was very productive today. First Hummingbird clearwing.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 8 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca County

11:30 to 12:45 (overcast and cool), and 3:30 to 4:30 (partly cloudy). Just one Hobomok on the first visit.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 8 2013

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida
Outagamie County

The Six-spotted Tiger beetle was eating ants.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 8 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Emmons Creek Road
Portage County

Emmons Creek Barrens SNA and the Ice Age Trail. 1:00 to 3:45 overcast and chilly till about 3:15. Was supposed to be sunny. The two largest butterflies that I saw were both shivering. Took video of one and put it on YouTube.
(http://tinyurl.com/n926l3w)
The last time I was here I got just 5 ticks with no spray. Today I had more than 25 and I sprayed and resprayed.

American Lady

American Lady

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc, Hwy P and 16
Waukesha County

Scary, weird, ...absence of butterflies persists. The female Tiger swallowtail overwintered as a pupa and emerged yesterday, June 7th. Egg was laid on Ash in my backyard last August. Worn Cabbage White is probably a representative of the end of the first spring brood.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8 2013

Friends of the Namekagon Barrens, Dean Hansen

Location: Bog to east of Namekagon Trail, 1 mile N Namekagon River
Burnett County

Single male in flight in fairly open tamarack trees. First for the year for me.

Jun 8 2013

Paul Sparks

Location: Beulah Bog
Walworth County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

★ = New county photo record

Jun 8 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: Our backyard, East Side Madison
Dane County

Fluttered into the yard, then made a beeline for the Common Milkweed.

Jun 9 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail
Winnebago County

From the Outagamie County line south 1.75 miles and back. Partly sunny and windy. 1:15 to 3:00.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 9 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Wayside between Wautoma & Coloma
Waushara County

77, 2:30 - 3:00 partially overcast
My first harvester

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 9 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Shiprock Wayside Hwy 21
Adams County

75 3-3:30 partially overcast

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 9 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I went for a walk through my prairie restoration just before it started raining and I kicked these up out of the grass.

Jun 9 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Sonnenberg Home Farm, Vermont Township
Dane County

74 degrees and cloudy. 1 hour.

Jun 10 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Upham Woods 4-H Camp
Juneau County

Was there the 9th-11th. The sightings are an accumulation of the three days, but most were on the tenth. Also saw a Nessus Sphinx Moth.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 10 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Buboltz Nature Preserve
Outagamie County

Overcast and cool turning partly cloudy and warm. 12:30 to 2:30. Pretty slow.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 10 2013

Marcie O'Connor

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

These were the first grass-skippers I've seen this year.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 10 2013

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

This is more than 3 weeks later than my sighting of this species last year.

Jun 10 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Baxter's Hollow along Stones Pocket Road
Sauk County

This was mainly a bird watching trip, but I did spot a few butterflies and a 3+ inch long millipede.

millipede

millipede

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 10 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jun 10 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Parts of County D, F, and K
Marquette County

76 degrees and part sun. Driving to Hwy 22 and back home.

Jun 10 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 10 2013

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Saw my first Eastern Tiger Swallowtail this year flying up over the house and into the trees. Later in the afternoon saw 2 monarchs flying around the prairie habitat. Found only 1 monarch egg on common milkweed so far.

Jun 10 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: near Gov Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Jun 10 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Bauer-Brockway
Jackson County

75, 2:30-3:00, partially overcast
Still lots of Gorgone Checkerspots.
.

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Jun 10 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek Rd
Jackson County

79, 3:00, overcast, humid

Jun 11 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand prairie just south and east of sewage lagoons in Stoddard
Vernon County

Jun 11 2013

Kim Wheeler

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Warm but cloudy, sun came out around 6pm. Still no Karners on the lupines. Butterflies were scarce. LArgest number was gorgone checkerspots at Fish Lake Road/Stolte Road intersection mineralizing on the road.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Jun 11 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

10:30 to 1:15 Conditions very good till the clouds rolled in later. Very slow the whole time though. Checked many different areas.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 11 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Moraine St. Forest 2 mi north of Eagle
Waukesha County

Two hours and a total of six adult butterflies!

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 11 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Maple Bluff Marina
Dane County

Jun 11 2013

Mike Reese, Denny Malueg

Location: Various locations in Northern Waupaca County and Marsh Rd.
Waupaca County

Jun 11 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 11 2013

Mark Goymerac

Location: Daltile, business landscape bush
Brown County

Spontaneous sighting while stopped at a business. Black form female!

Jun 11 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: Yahara Place Park, East Side Madison
Dane County

Jun 11 2013

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard
Taylor County

A Good Day for Butterflies at my house!

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 11 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: Sand prairie just south and east of sewage lagoons in Stoddard.
Vernon County

Jun 11 2013

Joan Bruchman

Location: Perrot State Park along the Brady Trail
Trempealeau County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

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

Jun 12 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Westport Drumlin part of Empire Prairie SNA
Dane County

Prairie looks much richer this year than last. Still saw more moths than butterflies. I did see more pollinators than I've been seeing elsewhere.

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 12 2013

Ryan Brady

Location: Barrens in and near the Germann Road Fire east of Solon Springs
Douglas County

I was pretty excited to find my first-ever Sleepy Duskywing on a fresh wolf scat, pictured here next to a Juvenal's and Dreamy for easy comparison. Also my first C. Roadside Skippers, which for some reason don't seem to make it up to the northern Bayfield County barrens.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

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

Jun 13 2013

Darleen Horman

Location: My home in Allenton
Washington County

When I got home from work, my husband said he saw one of those black butterflies with a bit of blue on the hind wings checking out the Queen Anne's-lace growing by the garage. I checked the plants and found 2 Black swallowtail eggs. Also saw a lady sp. later in the afternoon.

Black Swallowtail egg

Black Swallowtail egg

Jun 13 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

6+ hours on the meadows. Mostly cloudy at first but warm enough. Clouds did lift later. Butterflies all over the meadows in small numbers. Dusted skippers everywhere. Karners are out. Still picking up species that should be done. Blues numbers way down. Slender Clearwing.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Slender Clearwing

Slender Clearwing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Jun 13 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Ross Rd.
Douglas County

Most butterflies were puddling at the intersection with Cty. P. I saw a Common Roadside-Roadside Skipper land on the Mourning Cloak at the top of its folded wings. It didn't stay there long enough for a photo.

Jun 13 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

Watched a clubtail attack, capture and eat a Northern Crescent. I had a photo but I deleted it by mistake. 11:30 to 2:45.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 13 2013

Mike Reese

Location: East Stone Chimney Rd. Hwy 53 to the Brule River
Douglas County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 13 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Phlox and Lupine sites in Crex Meadows and adjacent Burnett County Forest
Burnett County

7:10 am to 4:15 pm, 58-82 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind 0-12 mph. We only surveyed dry places that had phloxes (most had lupines). Also saw 5 unidentified Tiger Swallowtails. We found 45 Phlox Moths too, a high number for them. Their behavior and the Downy Phlox phenology suggested that Phlox Moths were still pre-peak on this date. Gorgone Checkerspot and Dusted Skipper numbers were above average.

Jun 13 2013

Daniel Jackson

Location: sand prairie SE of Stoddard sewage lagoons
Vernon County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Jun 13 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 13 2013

Jaye Nelson

Location: lake front south of center of Racine
Racine County

First sighting of the year in Wisconsin. Sunny day, little breezy about noon. Sumer Azure on my friends Bridle Wreath bush.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 13 2013

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Lake Farm Park
Dane County

All sightings are from Lake Farm Park southeast of Madison except for one mourning cloak seen in northwestern Dane County.

Jun 13 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I've been doing a breeding bird survey in an area of about 25 acres at SANC which is heavily wooded and very wet which might explain why I've seen few butterflies lately. So today it was a pleasant surprise to find such a nice group about 10 am on a sunny path in the woods.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 13 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Perrot State Park and Tremp. WLA
Trempealeau County

74 degrees and sunny. 2 hours. Trails and roads. No ID on a yellow swallowtail in flight. Black Swallowtail laying eggs at the park entrance.

Jun 13 2013

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

On 4 acres of smooth brome/old field vegetation, same as in many previous years. Wild raspberry in bloom

Jun 13 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

I saw my first Six-spotted Tiger Beetles (2) this location today, which makes five total tiger beetle species for this unique habitat.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 13 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Shealoh Valley Prairie, Barneveld
Iowa County

11-1, ~75, mostly sunny. There was also an unidentified fritillary.

eastern shooting-star

eastern shooting-star

Jun 14 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Platteville
Grant County

The Red-spotted Admiral was dark, like a Red-spotted Purple, but had more white on the forewing than normal, probably an intergrade.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Nine Springs golf course and Quarry Ridge Recreation Area
Dane County

Two hours walking in bright, warm sunshine, with lots of nectar sources nearby. The paucity of butterflies is getting a bit spooky.

Jun 14 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows, several stops including the SNA
Burnett County

1-3 pm

Jun 14 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Kempers Woods, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

sunny, 74F. Got about 3x as many ticks as butterflies.

Jun 14 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: CP Park- Town of Menasha
Winnebago County

12:30 to 2:00. Perfect conditions but very slow.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 14 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

How nice to have a day with so many butterflies.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blu

'Karner' Melissa Blu

Jun 14 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Seen during a brief post-lunch walk. Also glimpsed either a Least or European Skipper.

Jun 14 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Deforest: Token Creek Park
Dane County

Mid-day...sunny. Only briefly saw one other butterfly, no specie ID, some type of Checkerspot or Crescent.

Jun 14 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Beulah Bog SNA, near Troy Center.
Walworth County

A very small orangish butterfly played hide and seek with me in the bog interior, and I couldn't get close enough for a clear shot without leaving the boardwalk.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

4-5:30 pm...sunny 82 degrees. The Silver-spotted Skipper was very cooperative on photos, the Eastern Tailed-Blue was not.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 14 2013

Ron Arnold

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

Jun 14 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Highway 8 Bog west of Bradley
Lincoln County

7:53-8:32 am, 60-63 degrees F, 100% sunshine wind 0-5 mph

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake SNA Bog
Oconto County

4:10-4:42 pm, 75-79 degrees F, 70% sunshine wind 0-8 mph. Among sites that have Bog Fritillaries, this one is always phenology fast. In traveling between Lincoln and Oconto Counties today, we found Jutta Arctics on 8 out of 8 bogs surveyed in Oneida, Forest, and Marinette Counites.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 14 2013

Fern Springs

Location: County Rd P, south of County Rd G
Forest County

2PM, mid 70's, sunny.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 14 2013

Fern Springs

Location: Grandma Lake Wetlands SNA
Florence County

10-1, mid to high 70s, sunny
Unable to get photos of butterflies, but there were a lot of other interesting things there.

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Chalk-Fronted Corporal

Jun 14 2013

Dale Bohlke

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jun 15 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 15 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Mid-day, Mostly overcast.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

★ = New county photo record

Jun 15 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Hwy P and 16, Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

FOY for European Skipper, within a long standing colony.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 15 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Washburn County

Six of us braved the mosquitoes and ticks on a cloudy day.

Jun 15 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Still working on my breeding bird survey in the woodsy, swampy, mosquito-filled area. My first Little Wood-Satyr of the season.

Jun 16 2013

Jaye Nelson

Location: Dekovin Center Garden lake front Racine
Racine County

Sunny, slightly windy, about 4:00 PM . Temp in mid 70s. several Summer Spring Azure, one Mourning Cloak on the bark of a maple tree and one cabbage white.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 16 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

8:15 in the morning and first one I see--elfin. Didn't see any more after that. But the place was jumping with butterflies!

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

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

Jun 16 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Shrine Road, near tracks, near Goodman
Marinette County

Lots of northern crescents. Probably a tawny in there somewhere but I couldn't find it. I could barely make out other species in the proliferation of n crescents.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Scott Lake Road
Forest County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 16 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Tie Mill Road, east of Hwy 139
Florence County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mustard White

Mustard White

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

Jun 16 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: My garden near Colfax
Dunn County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2013

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Madison - our backyard
Dane County

Jun 16 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Around 1 pm...sunny and windy. Today's today's Giant Swallowtail was on the move and was unable to get a photo; but I do have a photo of one from the same location Aug 15, 2011.

Jun 16 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Canoe Landing Prairie SNA
Eau Claire County

sunny, 80F. Took about 45 minutes of searching the thick patches of lupine to finally see the 2 karners. Also saw a few skippers I could never get close enough to ID.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2013

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Saw 2 monarchs flying around the prairie, found 1 monarch egg on the Asclepias incarnata. The Black Swallowtail was basking on the roof of the house. Also spotted an orange grass-skipper, unknown sp. Haven't seen a red admiral yet, but did find 2 tiny caterpillars on the stinging nettle.

Jun 16 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Smokey Hollow Campground
Columbia County

9 am...sunny.

Jun 16 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Cedarburg Bog
Ozaukee County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 16 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Prairie Moraine Park (Verona)
Dane County

Also a half dozen small blues (?azures, ?tailed). Good variety, but not abundance despite warm sunny weather and lots of nectar sources.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 16 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

If I hadn't happened to see the Black Swallowtail ovipositing on the rue, I never would have spotted this extremely well camouflaged greenish-yellow egg on the greenish-yellow inflorescence.

Black Swallowtail egg

Black Swallowtail egg

Jun 16 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Ice-Age Trail - Oak Ln. and east about 1 mile.
Chippewa County

Sunny, 75F. The cloudywings and red-spotted purple were along Oak Ln., hobomoks in the forest.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 16 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Baraboo: Pewit's Nest State Natural Area
Sauk County

4-7 pm, Sunny and calm: Great place, first time visit. Only saw the one butterfly.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 16 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Also saw an unidentified tiger swallowtail.

Jun 17 2013

Jaye Nelson

Location: Carre-Hogel Parke, waterfront Racine
Racine County

Sunny, slight breeze, about 13:10 and temperature in low 80s. Stopped for lunch at this little two picnic table park on the water front. Cabbage Whites, the only butterfly species evident, were most entertaining, along with the red wing blackbirds, other birds, gulls, mosquitoes and biting flies. I didn't stay long.

(I am not sure what is going on here with the Cabbage White. The markings on the hindwing are unlike any that I have seen on this species. Mike)

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 17 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Menomin Park, Menomonie
Dunn County

7-8 pm, 72F, partly cloudy, breezy off the lake. Not a whole lot of action this evening in the restored prairie.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 17 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 17 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Road off Old 32, across from Losse Lane, 4 miles south of Lakewood
Oconto County

puddling

puddling

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 17 2013

Todd Koeppen

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

Mudpuddling near the boat launch: Red Spotted Purples, Mourning Cloaks, and Hackberry Emperors.

Jun 17 2013

Joan Braune

Location: city of Lake Geneva
Walworth County

Jun 17 2013

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Madison - our backyard
Dane County

Jun 17 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 17 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's home farrm yard, our yard & marsh, and Summerton Bog SNA
Marquette County

85° Mostly Sunny. Saw most of the butterflies at Summerton Bog 3:30-4:30 PM, and 2 fawns on the trail with me, 2 woodcock and a red bellied snake.

Jun 18 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Chute Pond County Park
Oconto County

American Copper

American Copper

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

Jun 18 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Holt Road, East of Lakewood--5 miles
Oconto County

Juvenal's, right?

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

Jun 18 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: My yard, City of Middleton
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 18 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Brillion Nature Center and marsh
Calumet County

12:30 to 4:00. Sunny and a little windy. Pretty slow other than N. Crescents. Spotted a Sedge Wren singing the praises of restoration.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Sedge Wren

Sedge Wren

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

Jun 18 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: XCel Energy Property around Lake Wissota Dam
Chippewa County

lunch hour walk, sunny, 75F. Lots of little wood satyrs in the woods along the paths. also, 1 possible n. cloudywing, but couldn't get a 100% confirmation.

Jun 18 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 18 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis prairie
Marquette County

74 degrees and sunny. The prairie is lush and vibrant with color. KBs 9-male and 2-female.
This was the lowest total species count for June, July or August for the last 3 year.

Jun 19 2013

Nancy Alexander

Location: Otsego
Columbia County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 19 2013

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Grandview area, Camp 8 Rd.
Bayfield County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 19 2013

Anna Seidl

Location: West side of Madison
Dane County

Flying through my backyard

Jun 19 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Chippewa River bottoms area/Dunnville
Dunn County

Several Hackberry Emperors attracted to a damp dirt road surface.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 19 2013

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail by Norrie Lake bog
Marathon County

Found a Jutta Arctic and it kept trying to land on me making it difficult to get a photo.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 19 2013

Jim Otto

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area along Buckley Ave.
Monroe County

The Little Wood-Satyrs never stayed landed long enough for me to get a photo. They just kept flying.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Jun 19 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

That's right -- five Cabbage Whites! I wandered around for 45 minutes after lunch on this sunny, not-too-hot day and all I saw were five Cabbage Whites. I actually saw more odes (three species) than I did butterflies. Those of you in the north: please send some butterflies our way!

Jun 19 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Wow! Amazing! I noticed Ms. Edlebeck had a good day here last week, and I needed one of those badly so I thought I would try it, but I never dreamed it would be this good. Very nice. 9:30 to 4:00. Lots of unidentified Tiger Swallowtails. It's been a long time since I saw so many butterflies that I couldn't keep track of all the numbers. Many roads flooded and some closed.

Long Dash

Long Dash

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 19 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa County Riverview Reserve, Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

sunny, 75F, lunchtime walk.

Jun 19 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lower Chippewa River SNA - unit south of Irvington
Dunn County

4 pm, partly cloudy, 82F, about a 0.6 mile stretch of the Red Cedar State Trail.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 19 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Colfax, near my home.
Dunn County

Several Common Ringlets flying, but no other species seen. Butterfly numbers seem to be very low in this area.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 19 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I saw these late in the day while mowing my walking trails.

Jun 19 2013

A. Stevenson

Location: Roche A Cri State Pk
Adams County

Nothing at my regular haunts until today.

Jun 19 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Sonnenberg Home Farm, Vermont Township
Dane County

82 degrees and Sunny. Riding around on the trails on the Ranger on and off 11-2 PM. One Little Wood Satyr landed briefly on my daughter's eyelash.

Jun 19 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Home...Weyauwega, WI
Waupaca County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

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

Jun 20 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie SNA
Iowa County

Jun 20 2013

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake Park near Verona
Dane County

Not many on a long hike on a hot sunny day. Seeing just one Cabbage White next to a farm field of clover is like finding just one cockroach in your kitchen.

Jun 20 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 20 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

12:30 - 4pm Covered about 1/3 normal area. Windy! Sun came out and it got Too Hot. Butterflies too active and unsettled. Found a spot full of fresh N. Crescents and Silvery Checkerspots. Only able to get pic of one of several sulphurs.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 20 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 20 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Pleasant Valley SNA
Dane County

Jun 20 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

Jun 21 2013

Sunny DeYoung

Location: Rustic Road 4, Glenwood City
St. Croix County

Jun 21 2013

Ron Arnold, Isabel Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 21 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

After 5 pm. Cloudy with occasional drizzle.

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Jun 22 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 22 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Baxters Hollow roads
Sauk County

78° Mostly Cloudy. The Hackberry was alive when I first saw it, then a car hit it. Positive post mortem ID in my hand.

Jun 22 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Greenwood Refuge
Waushara County

Considering that there was plenty of nectar sources there were not many butterflies here. There were many largeflowered beardtongue here, in fact, the most I have ever seen in one place.

largeflowered beardtongue

largeflowered beardtongue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 22 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 70 bog 14 miles east of Fifield
Price County

12:33-12:49 pm, 0% sunshine, wind 1-3 mph. Ann found the Frigga a few meters from where she found our first of this year on May 27, but I also got to see both those individuals. This is a complete list of what we saw.

Jun 22 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: WIOUWASH Trail and Shady Lane
Winnebago County

1:00 to 3:00.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 23 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: South of Brule along Hwy 27
Douglas County

10:53-11:11 am, 75-77 degrees F, 5% sunshine, wind 10 mph. Later we saw at least 23 Pink-edged Sulphurs along County M south of Solon Springs.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 23 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: New Hope Pines SNA
Portage County

partly cloudy, 85F, very humid and breezy. Not surprisingly, only 2 hobomoks seen in this forest. 100s of moths though.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 23 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: My yard, near Colfax.
Dunn County

The Giant Swallowtail observed on lilac, just feet from where the bear was seen, earlier in the day.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 23 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: My yard, near Colfax.
Dunn County

Temps in the mid 80's, sunny and humid. The Canadian Tiger Swallowtail was feeding at hawkweed and deposited an egg on quaking aspen nearby.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

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

Jun 23 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: nature hill preserve, Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

What formerly were regarded as "trash species"
were treasures today.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 2 Bogs between Amnicon Lake and County L.
Douglas County

11:49 am to 12:47 pm, 73-78 degrees F, 5% sunshine, wind 0-10 mph.

Jun 23 2013

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 2 bogs north of Moose Junction along Hwy 35 and and 1 bog west of Hwy 35.
Douglas County

3:19-4:12 pm, 78-85 degrees F, 50% sunshine, wind 0-10 mph. We saw a Speyeria that flew away before we could ID it.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 23 2013

Alex Harmon

Location: outside of Dodgeville
Iowa County

Jun 23 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Middleton
Dane County

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 23 2013

S Carpenter

Location: Blue River @ Bluff Road, Town of Wingville
Grant County

On wooded slope above the river, 8.5 inches of rain in previous 48 hours.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 23 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

I only went on the short loop because I was worried about getting stuck in there in a thunderstorm. Cloudy and very windy 11:30-1:00. There were two places where water covered the road completely and you had to drive through considerable water. I was somewhat surprised they didn't close it.

Jun 23 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Stute Springs Nature Trail, Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

The first really exciting day of this year, with a nice variety of butterflies. I didn't realize until I got home and checked my photos that I had both Eastern and Gray Commas, a pleasant surprise.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 23 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Still rather quiet out there.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 23 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: Sunday Rd, nr Monterey
Waukesha County

First Monarch of the year. All butterflies remain
notoriously scarce.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 23 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Several stops along Wildcat Rd. and Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

The Eastern Tailed-Blue was laying eggs on birdsfoot trefoil. I also saw another duskywing whose wings were so worn I couldn't tell what it was.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 23 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Town of Wolf River back roads
Winnebago County

10:00 to 12:30 Mostly sunny, windy and hot.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

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

Jun 24 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

N. Crescents everywhere. I did not attempt to keep an accurate tally. Wrote down what I actually counted. Probably saw well over 1000. Same with Silvery Checkerspot but number is closer to what was there. I have never seen these species in this number. Possible Eyed-brown but no pic so not on list.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

puddling

puddling

fun at the scat pile!

fun at the scat pile!

Jun 24 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: My yard, City of Middleton
Dane County

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 24 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 24 2013

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest southeast of Grand View
Bayfield County

Not many nectar sources here this early in year. Mourning Cloaks and Hobomok Skippers abundant. No woodland satyrs yet. 18 species is decent but not great for this area. Also had 20 species of dragonflies.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 24 2013

Jim Ebner

Location: nature hill preserve, Oconomowoc,
Waukesha County

First Blue of the year, flying non stop, 10-15 feet above ground.

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 24 2013

Scott Swengel

Location: Bauer-Brockway area
Jackson County

10:40 am to 2:35 pm, 74-82 degrees F, 12% sunshine, wind 0-8 mph. Karner Blues are past peak: saw 55% males, when 70-75% males is typical of peak in Jackson County.

Jun 24 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Killsnake WA, Brillion WA, Calumet County Park and High Cliff SP
Calumet County

10:15 to 2:15 minus travel time and a half hour lunch at DQ. Cloudy and windy to start, changing to mostly sunny and a little less windy. European Skippers are just about everywhere I go. The Silvery Checkerspots where near the Brillion Marsh Nature Center.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 24 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Collins and Killsnake WAs
Manitowoc County

7:30 to 10:00 Filtered sun and little wind to start and cloudy and windy at the end. Not much at Collins Marsh but it was early. Mostly Least Skippers.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

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

Jun 24 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

White Admiral

White Admiral

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Jun 25 2013

Sandy Palmer

Location: 2 miles north of Richland Center, on deck north of house
Richland County

We live on over 100 acres of mostly wooded land with a clearing for our home. This butterfly is common here, and this one seemed to be soaking up the sun on the deck.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jun 25 2013

Mike Reese, David Bratley

Location: Grandview area, Camp 8 Rd.
Bayfield County

2 of the Hobomok Skippers were black form females.

Jun 25 2013

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Chippewa County Riverview Reserve
Chippewa County

sunny, 80F, lunchtime walk. Tried out a macro lens adapter on the Iphone. I need steadier hands.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

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

Jun 25 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Three Ten Rd.
Iron County

Quick stop before 10:30

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 25 2013

Mary King

Location: Private property Linn Township
Walworth County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 25 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

crab spider meets skipper

crab spider meets skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 26 2013

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

4-6 pm. Most of the time was dark with heavy cloud cover, some rain, and ended with the some scattered sunlight.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

Jun 26 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I'm seeing very few butterflies since I am daily slogging though the flooded woods where I am doing my breeding bird survey. There are lots of summer Spring Azures, and some Mourning Cloaks. Even the many Dragonflies can't eat the terrible numbers of ravenous mosquitoes. Had a funny moment when I spotted a pair of bucks so perfectly in line, they appeared to have 2 heads.

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Two deer!

Two deer!

Jun 26 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie SNA
Iowa County

Jun 26 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Hoover Hollow Road, 3 miles north of HWY 60
Richland County

Jun 26 2013

Mike Reese

Location: Several stops off Forest Rd. 236
Bayfield County

Surprised to find a bog in the barrens!

Jun 26 2013

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Governor Dodge St. Pk.
Iowa County

Brief visit. Nice to see a Prince Baskettail (dragonfly). Two fresh Edward's Hairstreaks.

Jun 27 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Rush Creek Road and SNA
Crawford County

I finally made it to the real Rush Creek goat prairies. For years I've been visiting the SNA, thinking this little meadow with the white boarded up building and outhouse couldn't be it. I had time so I followed the two-track the rest of the way to the "goat" prairie which has a spectacular view of the river and bluffs. No one has ever mentioned a spectacular view at Rush Creek. So where would the Ottoes be hanging out? Goat prairie or meadow?

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Opossum family!

Opossum family!

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 27 2013

Mike Reese, David Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Chequamegon National Forest, Moquah Barrens area
Bayfield County

The numbers here are very conservative. At one puddling area I counted 256 butterflies (53 Pink-edged, 162 Northern, 5 Tawny, and only 3 other species). At another puddling area on a Forest Rd. that really doesn't get traveled that much, I found 22 dead crescents (road kills) 8 of these were Tawny Crescents!

lots of butterflies

lots of butterflies

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

Tawny Crescent

4 wasps

4 wasps

Two David's

Two David's

Jun 27 2013

Tod Highsmith

Location: Swamplover's Preserve, west of Cross Plains
Dane County

Scouting trip for the SWBA July 4 butterfly and dragonfly walk. High 80s and very humid, 11:30 to 1pm. Also had 10 species of dragonflies.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Jun 27 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 27 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

11:45 to 3:45. Lots of road kills. Mostly B. Checkerspots, but also a few N. Crescents and M. Cloaks. Moved the snake off the road, but left the scat, just on the edge. Couple of Tiger Swallowtail sp and other skippers that wouldn't still.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mustard White

Mustard White

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 27 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

What a difference a day makes. Today in my breeding bird survey area (I stayed out of the worst of the deep woods), I saw several great butterflies. Many were on a single flowering Nine-bark bush. If I had room in my garden, I'd plant one. I've also included here a Woodcock chick because it's just so darn cute.

Woodcock chick

Woodcock chick

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 27 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Deer Creek Wildlife Area
Outagamie County

9:00 to 11:00. I really wanted to hike the sand ridges but my wife frowns when I bring home uninvited guests so I stayed on the roads and trails. Only four hitchhikers for the day. I had Green-winged Teal here for the Breeding Bird Atlas too.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2013

Kathleen Wampner

Location: County highway D in Dousman Wisconsin at my house
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 28 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lower Chippewa River SNA - the parcel along 1010th St
Dunn County

partly cloudy, an occasional brief sprinkle. Many emperors along the road, the rest in the SNA.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

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

Jun 28 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Puchyan Prairie State Natural Area
Green Lake County

A highlight of the day (besides butterflies) was seeing a very tiny frog. Quite remarkable.

Western Chorus Frog

Western Chorus Frog

Western Chorus Frog

Western Chorus Frog

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 28 2013

D Nussbaum

Location: Snake Creek Fen Recreational Trail
Green Lake County

Do not go there. Mad deer on the trail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnz7sdeKMvk
9:45 to 1:00 Partly cloudy -> overcast -> sprinkles -> partly sunny.
Walked the 2.5 miles both ways. Nothing on the high ground but one Cabbage White. Everything was in the marsh.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

American Lady

American Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28 2013

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 28 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Germania Marsh State Wildlife Area
Marquette County

One of the little wood-satyrs had a serious chunk taken out of his wings. The non-butterfly highlight of the day was seeing a wild turkey with three chicks. The chicks were still pretty small and looked more like ducklings than turkeys. No photos of them unfortunately.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 28 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

European Skipper

European Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 28 2013

Douglas Buege

Location: Avoca Prairie SNA
Iowa County

Got in right before the clouds and wind moved in.

Jun 28 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 29 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 29 2013

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Meadow
Marquette County

72° Fully Cloudy. 4:30-4:50 PM on the Ranger. Saw a dark blur fly by. Backed up to find a Hairstreak.

Jun 29 2013

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park & Wildlife Area
Lafayette County

Sightings from along the Wildlife Loop trail around the Waterfowl Area, and along the mile of Lake Rd nearest CTH F

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2013

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Marbleseed Prairie Unit of York Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 29 2013

Judith Huf

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburgh
Ozaukee County

When we started the Riveredge Nature Center Butterfly Count today the weather was cool, windy, and rain threatened. After a slow start the sun finally came out and we had some good butterflies although the number of species and the number of individuals were lower than in years past. Especially noteworthy, no Metalmarks or Hairstreaks this year. This summary is for not for the whole group.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2013

NABA Madison Butterfly Count

Location: Madison area. 15 mile diameter circle
Dane County

11 counters, counting for 22 hours. 26 species is the lowest number in the 23 years of the count! Only 276 individuals, less 150 Cabbage Whites, is just 126 individuals that are not an introduced pest species! That is also the lowest number of individuals in at least 23 years. Factors might be last year's drought, this spring's cold weather and/or 2013 being the rainiest year on record (so far). Take your pick. Monarch's were lowest since the cold rainy year of 1993. Eyed Brown and Clouded Sulphurs were lowest in 23 years.

Jun 30 2013

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Deer fly numbers increasing. Got a little hot and windy for part of the day. Saw several butterflies hiding in the shade around 2 when activity went down. Only counted sulphurs with good side view. Slender clearwing latest sighting on meadows so far.

Slender Clearwing

Slender Clearwing

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Jun 30 2013

A. Stevenson

Location: Plover River, Stevens Point
Portage County

Finally something!

Jun 30 2013

Ron Arnold, Isabel Thurber

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

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 30 2013

Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron Park
Dane County

There were also hundreds of grasshoppers and the Hill's thistles were in full bloom.

Jun 30 2013

Tim Fenske

Location: My yard, City of Middleton
Dane County

Jun 30 2013

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 30 2013

Ron Arnold, Isabel Thurber

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

This was a scouting trip for my NABA count and also hoping to find Bog Coppers. Finding some wild strawberries made up for the lack of butterflies.

Jun 30 2013

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg - various locations
Dane County

Except for cabbage whites which were everywhere, not much going on in Fitchburg. The Madison area continues to be a frustrating place to look for butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 30 2013

Aaron Carlson

Location: Menomin Park, Menomonie
Dunn County

~8pm, 62F. Didn't expect to see anything this late in the evening, but I saw some N. Crescents nestled in for the night. Saw a monster prairie larkspur, that was the highlight of the night.

Prairie Larkspur

Prairie Larkspur

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Jun 30 2013

Pam Campbell

Location: Near my home in Colfax.
Dunn County

Warm, breezy day with low humidity. The Red-spotted Purple was missing most of it's hindwings, but could still fly very well.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 30 2013

Paul Sparks

Location: Urban Ecology Center, Riverside
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Asilus sericeus

Asilus sericeus

Laphria thoracica

Laphria thoracica

Jun 30 2013

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record