Butterfly sightings for June 2014

Jun 1 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Beulah Bog SNA
Walworth County

Also four Ladies that did not stop to allow definite ID.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2014

Pam Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena Street, Madison
Dane County

Partly cloudy. 87 F. S wind 18 mph. Monarch was laying eggs on milkweed.

Jun 1 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Platteville
Grant County

Many Six-spotted Tiger Beetles were also present.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Jun 1 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis
Milwaukee County

First swallowtail sighting of the year. Fluttered above me on morning walk with the dog.

Jun 1 2014

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh State Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Surprised to see my first Viceroy of the year.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Jun 1 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Gov. Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Most of these were seen along Twin Valley Rd. while on a Madison Audubon field trip

Jun 1 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Production Farm Newburg, Wi Site #1
Ozaukee County

Late afternoon, showers are moving in, periodic bursts followed by periods of sunny skies. Six butterflies on site #1.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

★ = New county photo record

Jun 1 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Production Farm, Newburg, Wi Site #2 &3
Washington County

Showers still interspersed, with periods of sunny skies. Fields are wet, and the Eastern Tailed blues are out, about 13 of them spotted.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 2 2014

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

Last evening I saw my FOY Summer Azure, on ninebark, as usual.

Jun 2 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Bottoms area
Dunn County

I was looking for Monarchs today. I didn't see any adults but did collect 4 cats and one egg to rear indoors. I saw my first Swallowtails of the season.
And, the Dickcissels were singing.

Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dickcissel

Dickcissel

Jun 2 2014

Jean Fenton

Location: E7140 610th AVE.
Dunn County

Monarchs yippeeeee

Jun 2 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: 8 miles northwest of Janesville
Rock County

One Spring Azure was left unidentified to either "Spring" or "Summer" subspecies due to a very short viewing time.

Jun 2 2014

Nick Nequette

Location: Mt. Simon off Dells Pond West/Babe Ruth Ballpark
Eau Claire County

Eau Claire proper had a steady rain yesterday, just over an inch fell up here on Mt. Simon......today the Milkweed plants literally shot up about a foot from under the ground, the Milkweeds were not visible, not out of the ground and I had wondered whether they would be coming up.....but the soaking rain brought them up and out for all to see........on cue then about 10:00 a.m. a Monarch Butterfly shows up all happy and sassy, flitting here and there between plants and the whole neighborhood....we were finally able to get some pictures....one on the Milkweed which is their favorite and another just being here and happy!!!! makes two of us, glad he made the trip and hope many more start to show up now....... sighted on May 28th 2014 about 10:00 am...

Monarch

Monarch

★ = New county photo record

Jun 2 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: Threshold property West Bend
Washington County

After a brief thunder shower,the sun came out. Spotted a Black Swallowtail and a "Spring" Azure flitting around in the flowery shrubs.

Jun 2 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

There were many of these butterflies and I did see one Monarch but it would not settle down for a photo. Many dragonFlies were seen as well.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Jun 2 2014

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake, Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Lupine in bloom at both Fish Lake and Crex. Heavy rains on Sunday killed many of the butterflies that were out then? Saw only one WTB and 2 "Tiger" Swallowtails at Fish Lake. Saw first Gorgone at Crex, plus a couple undetermined blues, and finally the Dreamy (judging by the long palpi) Duskywing. Slim pickin's, in 30mph winds.

Lupine

Lupine

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 3 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

78° and Sunny. 20 minutes to check for 1st Karner Blues.

Jun 3 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Lake Church, WI: Private Residence
Ozaukee County

This afternoon between 1:00 & 4:00 Pm we observed the following butterfly species on the property along the lake front. Eight different species and and thirty seven sightings!

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 3 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Roadside stops in the Black River State Forest
Jackson County

75 degrees and sunny. Nice to get out with binoculars and look at (and for) butterflies! Note the white eyebrows on the Dusted Skipper! Note the extremely long palps of the Dreamy Duskywing.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 3 2014

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - backyard
Dane County

Jun 3 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 3 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holmen
La Crosse County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Jun 3 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Also saw a flying blue butterfly but unable to id. The Waved Sphinx is the first sphinx moth of the season for me!

Waved Sphinx

Waved Sphinx

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 3 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Quarry Ridge Recreational Area, Fitchburg
Dane County

Plus one unidentified blue. The only photo opportunities were a pair of dragonflies mating and a robin taking a bath in one of the many huge puddles after the heavy rains.

American Robin

American Robin

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Jun 3 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail along Norrie Lake Bog
Marathon County

Partly sunny, 71 degrees, winds gusting to 18-20 mph

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

Jun 3 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

I have started a "Monarch Waystation" this year and have much wild Phlox growing and this is what this beautiful Swallowtail was one when the photo was taken.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 3 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jun 3 2014

Mike Reese

Location: White River Marsh State Wildlife Area
Green Lake County

Looked for Karner Blues at several lupine patches with no luck.

Jun 3 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Menomonee Valley: 3-Bridges Park
Milwaukee County

While inspecting the condition of newly planted trees & shrubs from last fall, the following lepidopteran species were observed this AM: 8:30 - 10:30. Six species and thirteen sightings! Including two Chickweed Geometers

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 3 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

76° and Sunny. All 3 swallowtails in less than 10 minutes!

Jun 4 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Also found a One-eyed Sphinx moth by my deck.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

One-eyed Sphinx

One-eyed Sphinx

Jun 4 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie
Vernon County

Jun 4 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Emmons Creek
Portage County

Came here to look for Karner Blues but they weren't flying yet, although the wild lupine was abundant and in full bloom! Sunny, warm (70), windy. Also found a rare (for this area) Hooded Warbler.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler

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

Jun 4 2014

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - backyard
Dane County

Jun 4 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Mission Lake County Park
Marathon County

Have never seen Silvery Blues in Marathon Co. but I found 4 of them at Mission Lake this afternoon.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

Jun 4 2014

Jim Otto

Location: West side of Madison, WI
Dane County

Today I found two very tiny Black Swallowtail caterpillars on a parsley plant. The caterpillars are currently less that one-quarter inch long.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 5 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Slough Gundy on County M
Sawyer County

9:45, sunny, so many mosquitoes it was like I was swimming in bugs.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 5 2014

Joan Braune

Location: east side Madison neighborhood
Dane County

Jun 5 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area, west of Avoca
Iowa County

Jun 5 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Twn.Somers -Prairie Rem - private owned
Kenosha County

This PM,temperatures in low 70's, mild winds their were 48 sightings including ten different species. My first Viceroy of the season & first Skipper butterfly for this year.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Lady

American Lady

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

Jun 5 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Ada Lake Road
Forest County

65° and mostly sunny. Only drove in 1/4 mile. We were only here 15 minutes. Another lifer.
Goal today was to find 2-3 lifers.

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Jun 5 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park Archery Range
Milwaukee County

Leaving the trail after running, I saw a swallowtail fly above me and disappear behind a huge mulch pile, below to a field of phlox. At first, I just assumed it must be an eastern tiger but I climbed the mulch pile to investigate and I am so glad I did. It was clear and easy to see that it was a Giant Swallowtail, landing from flower to flower. I wish I would have had my good camera. So large and beautiful!

White-striped Black

White-striped Black

Jun 5 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: County Road I, Goodman
Marinette County

79° Mostly Sunny. 3-5 PM. There was still time to find butterflies after having to run to Rhinelander to change out the alternator. Chryxus Arctics were right where Ann & Scott Swengel saw them on May 31. Thanks. One J. Duskywing (pictured) was larger then the 3 Meadow Frits that were with it. Caught 1 with my hands to bring back to the truck so Doreen could see it. Frit on Doreens finger was injured along the road. Both released unharmed

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Jun 5 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens east and south of Solon Springs
Douglas County

9:20-9:57 am and 2:15 to 3:00 pm, 70-86 degrees F, 50% sunshine, wind southwest 6-12 mph. We found our first Dusted Skippers in Douglas County less than 10 years ago. 44 of the Dusteds were at 4 stops in Douglas County Wildlife Area, especially along the first 1/2 mile of Stuckey Road north of County M.

Jun 5 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Chiwaukee Prairie Preserve
Kenosha County

This AM temperatures 65-68 degrees, strong gusty winds along the lake front. Fifteen sightings including only three species: Summer Azures, Pearl Crescents & Eastern Tailed-Blues! 10:45am-12:15pm

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 5 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake Bogs
Ashland County

Three bogs in Black Creek SNA area and one near Clam Lake. 4:10-5:40 pm, 72-77 degrees F, 30% sunshine, wind southwest 4-12 mph. We found Frigga Fritillaries at all 3 Black Creek Bogs.

Jun 5 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Spring Green Preserve/TNC property
Sauk County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

American Copper

American Copper

Jun 5 2014

Joshua Cullum

Location: Gibbs Lake
Rock County

A very good butterfly morning. I was mostly birding, but also watching and counting butterflies along the way.

Jun 5 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Wayside on Hwy 8 west of Hawkings
Rusk County

9:30, sunny

Jun 5 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight Bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

0:24 am to 1:37 pm, 60-77 degrees F, 10% sunshine, wind variable 0-12 mph. There was not enough sunshine for good Red-disked Alpine activity, but at Moose Junction Bog we identified our first ever Red-disked Alpine for that site.

Jun 5 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: Owen Conservation Park
Dane County

Also saw unidentified fritillary, sulphur, and 4 blues.

White-striped Black

White-striped Black

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 6 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold property near Rolfs Ave
Washington County

We started an informal butterfly watch group at our facility called Threshold's Allies of the Flutterbies (TAF). Today was sunny and warm. We saw our first monarch checking out the milkweed in the 'wild' area bordering the property

Jun 6 2014

Paul Sparks

Location: Beulah Bog
Walworth County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 6 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Clark County Forest along Gorman Ave.
Clark County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

Jun 6 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: near Colfax
Dunn County

Just a lovely day for butterflies and birds. I saw more Viceroys in a few miles travel than I usually see in an entire summer! (There were 5 or 6 more Eastern/Canadian Tiger Swallowtails, in flight. ) The Sandhill Crane is nesting at Hoffman Hills State Rec Area.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 6 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Kettle Moraine St Forest nr Eagle
Waukesha County

Despite low numbers, my best butterflying day of the season. Searched for European Skippers but did not find.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 6 2014

Suzanne McNeil

Location: Defreese St., Viroqua, WI
Vernon County

Found this beautiful butterfly in my driveway today.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 6 2014

Tod Highsmith

Location: Wings Over Wisconsin wetland restoration site, immediately south of Deansville State Wildlife Area, Berlin Road
Dane County

On an outing with the Wisconsin Wetlands Association staff. Also noted scores of freshly emerged Twelve-spotted Skimmer dragonflies.

Jun 6 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Wayside CR L & Hwy 51
Price County

~1PM, sunny

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Treehaven
Lincoln County

2-3PM, sunny, 82

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

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

Jun 6 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Popple Creek Rd, Gates Rd, Riley Rd
Price County

mid 70s, sunny, 8:30 - 12

Harvester

Harvester

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

American Lady

American Lady

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing & Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing & Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Hobomok Skipper and Arctic Skipper

Hobomok Skipper and Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 6 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 6 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 6 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

1:05-1:30 pm, 82-85 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind NW 0-2 mph. Our first ever Frigga Fritillary sighting on this bog, in 15 years of searching for butterflies here.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 6 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: University Ridge golf course
Dane County

Kudos to the golf course management staff, who allow abundant milkweed to proliferate in the rough (where I spend a lot of time).

Jun 6 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits.
Waupaca County

Photographed at my "Monarch Waystation" at my home today.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 6 2014

Thomas Young

Location: City limits Waupaca.
Waupaca County

My "Monarch Waystation" at my home. Feeding on the Wild Phlox.

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 6 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Emmons Creek Barrens
Portage County

Not many butterflies but lots of Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle including some purplish/brown individuals. This is the first time I have seen the purple ones in Portage County.

Also saw one Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler

Long-leaved Bluets

Long-leaved Bluets

Jun 6 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Black Earth
Dane County

Jun 6 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight bogs along a loop of Hwy 70, Forest Road 505/Hemlock Road, Forest Road 136/Gates Lake Road, and Forest Road 137/Riley Lake Road
Price County

8:00 to 11:53 am, 67-80 degrees F, 75% sunshine, wind southwest east 2-6 mph. We found Friggas on all 4 bogs where we usually see them. One nectared on Bog Laurel (Kalmia).

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Jun 6 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Sunny, low winds, 73 @ 9:30. Butterfly numbers remain below average but species seen the last two weeks are typical. Possible Sleepy but unable to photograph. Azure but unable to photograph. Karner unexpected.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 7 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: Spring Green Preserve - West Unit
Sauk County

While looking for the Blue Grosbeaks seen here recently, I noticed quite a few butterflies and dragonflies. The very large, dark butterfly threw me - it was quite iridescent blue on the hingwings above, but didn't seem to have tails, or any yellow spots. It was either a huge Red-spotted Purple, or a dark E. Tiger female with no tails. Oh, and I saw the male Blue Grosbeak!

Jun 7 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mostly sunny, 80's, breezy at times from S, SE. Dragonflies and damsel flies were out today. Didn't see the monarch today, but found a new egg on the common milkweed. Also saw an unidentified grass skipper and an 8-spotted forester moth.

Jun 7 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 7 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Beulah Bog SNA
Walworth County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 7 2014

Scott Puchalski

Location: La Crosse Blufflands (MVC Property)
La Crosse County

Jun 7 2014

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Spring was so late this year, I saw a "Summer" Spring Azure and I haven't even seen a "Spring" Spring Azure yet.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 7 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

I saw my first Black Swallowtail (a male) today trapped in a greenhouse at the garden center. I gently ushered it out to freedom.

Jun 7 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Quincy Bluffs & Wetland SNA
Adams County

Saw both boghaunters today, the latest in the year I have ever seen either species. I watched the ants lug the pupa across the trail for about 5 minutes. They made surprising progress, traveling over a meter.
I also saw a Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Ebony Boghaunter

Ebony Boghaunter

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Ants moving pupa

Ants moving pupa

Jun 7 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Mountain Bay Trail east of Norrie Lake
Marathon County

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 7 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: Lac Lawrann Conservancy, West Bend
Washington County

Took a short hike in late afternoon. Didn't see any butterflies in the prairie area, but spotted a Little Wood Satyr and 2 different skipper species in the wooded area.

Jun 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls along Hunter Haven, Brockway, Bauer, and Cemetery Roads, and at Dike 17
Jackson County

We were monitoring Phlox Moths and Karner Blues. 7:05 to 2:11 pm, 48-81 degrees F, 98% sun, wind NE 2-8 mph. We found 7 Phlox Moths. We saw 17 male and 3 female Karner Blues.

Jun 8 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

I think the cowbird egg was in a Chipping Sparrow nest. By the looks of things, a Coopers Hawk got the sparrow. I'll go back and check the nest for more eggs another day to see if I am right.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 8 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 8 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA/Colfax area
Dunn County

My first White Admiral of the season, a very worn Amer. Lady laying eggs and a colorful 8-spotted Forester moth. Also a few Tiger Swallowtail sp. in flight.

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Jun 8 2014

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 8 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Emmon's Creek Fishery
Portage County

Arrived at 3PM in the afternoon, temperature was 78 degrees, windy: Spent one hr each in three different locations, all had large lupine populations. I guess I am singing the BLUES!!!: Eastern Tailed Blues, Silver Blues & Karner Blues. Seventy-seven sitings. Also 2 Canadian/Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 8 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

3:00-5:00, sunny, low 70s.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8 2014

Peter Fissel

Location: White River Marsh SWA
Green Lake County

Little Wood-Satyrs everywhere along the Rustic Road at the west end where it goes from pavement to gravel; most were fluttering through the small oaks along the edge. Not sure which form of Azure I saw.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 8 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

A beautiful, sunny day. Still waiting to see a Question Mark! We have a stinging nettle patch by the barn, but didn't see any last year.

Jun 8 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 bog.
Jackson County

2:22-2:34 pm, 78-79 degrees F, 100% sun, wind N 1-2 mph. Jutta Arctics were the only butterflies we saw.

Jun 8 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Whitnall Park Archery Range Trail, Greenfield, WI
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 8 2014

Crex to the Barrens butterfly trek

Location: Locations in Crex Meadows, Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Few butterflies were sighted on flowers, most were on damp sand of road. Twelve Mottled, and no Juvenal's, Duskywings. Elfins done, blues very scarce. Gorgones abundant. Eighteen people enjoyed butterflying at about a dozens stops at various habitats. Lovely weather. 19 species seen. "Eastern?" tiger swallowtails only seen in flight. Crescents not ID'd to species.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 8 2014

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino
Shawano County

The Blues were very tiny the size of my pinky finger nail.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 8 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard and Marsh
Marquette County

76° Sunny. 7 species in the yard. Lots of Hobomocks on the quick trip to the marsh.

Jun 8 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Plus one unidentified Lady.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 8 2014

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

I didn't do a count today but just thought I would report the first Karner sighting of the year for me at Crex.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Jun 8 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage between Wautoma and Neshkoro
Waushara County

First Harvester I've ever seen. Always neat to see a new butterfly. Nessus Sphinx moth liked the lilacs.

Nessus Sphinx

Nessus Sphinx

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Harvester

Harvester

Jun 8 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Chequamegon: Riley Lake Area
Price County

This AM on site by 8:30 with temp about 52, it slowly rose through the morning and by noon we were 68 degrees. 168 sightings today of twelve species. I finally get to photograph Frigga Fritillary saw 9 managed to get photographs of five of them! When I was ready, to leave and get some lunch I Bearly could get down Gates road as it was blocked!

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Black Bear

Black Bear

Jun 8 2014

Scott Puchalski

Location: La Crosse Blufflands (MVC)
La Crosse County

Jun 8 2014

Mike Reese

Location: various sites along Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Cyrtopogon falto

Cyrtopogon falto

Harvester

Harvester

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 8 2014

Randy Koehn

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

My first Giant Swallowtail of the year!

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 8 2014

Scott Puchalski

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Jun 9 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Nature Hill Preserve : Singletons of Pearl Crescent and Silver-spotted Skipper.
Plank Road: Eastern Tailed-Blue .FIRST BLUE OF THE SEASON!!!Several Crescents.

Jun 9 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Horicon Marsh
Dodge County

Found a few butterflies on a birding trip. It was very cold at 7am when we started out and I didn't see a butterfly until 10am. Maybe my problem with finding butterflies lately is that I get up too early.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 9 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Town of Norway -friend's house
Racine County

Jun 9 2014

Mary Backus

Location: County Road I, Goodman
Marinette County

Went looking for my lifer, Chryxus Arctic along County Road I in Marinette County. Thanks to the Swengel's and Dan Sonnenberg for posting about this location. I only saw 2 of them but I think they're almost done flying now. I also saw what I think is a female Calico Pennant (Dragonfly).

Calico Pennant

Calico Pennant

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

American Lady

American Lady

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

Jun 9 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Hank Arron State Trail, Menomonee Valley
Milwaukee County

Clear sunny day, mild winds & hot as we approached noon! Nineteen sightings, five species. One Ebony Jewelwing damsel fly along the Menomonee river.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Jun 9 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren farm
Grant County

Jun 9 2014

Heather Bienfang

Location: rural Grand Marsh near wi river
Adams County

Noticed three of these today. Wooded area, sunning themselves in open area.

Jun 9 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Zillmer Trails, Kettle Moraine State Forest
Fond du Lac County

Sunny, low 70s, 8:30 - 12:40

Dusky/Ashy Clubtail

Dusky/Ashy Clubtail

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Dot-tailed Whiteface

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

★ = New county photo record

Jun 9 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 9 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Meadow Valley State Wildlife Area and Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

2:30-4:45, sunny, mid-70s. The Karner blues were only at Necedah. The rest were in both places, but more were sighted at Meadow Valley than Necedah. The little wood-satyrs were everywhere.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

White Admiral

White Admiral

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Jun 10 2014

Dean Hansen

Location: Fish Lake SWA, along Stolte Road
Burnett County

Lupine starting to form green seed pods on lower part of flowering stalk. Saw eight "crescents" on damp sand--was too rushed to carefully ID. Ceanothus, phlox, hairy puccoon in full bloom.

Jun 10 2014

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

One Persius Duskywing was on damp sand, one on lupine plant. FOY Pink-edge Sulfur, on damp sand. Butterflies much preferring damp sand to nectaring on flowers. Both Karners seen were males.

Lupine

Lupine

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Jun 10 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Glenway Golf Course, Madison
Dane County

No milkweed and virtually no nectar sources on this groomed-for-humans golf course. Keep flying, Danny.

Jun 10 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

My FOY ringlets. I'm hoping they're still here when I do the NABA count in a few weeks.

Jun 11 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Upham Woods 4-H Camp
Juneau County

I was a camp counselor from the 9th to the 11th.

Jun 11 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Beaver Creek Reserve
Eau Claire County

Sunny, 76, 10:30 - 1:00
I spent about 20 min trying to get a decent photo of one of the common ringlets, then a dragonfly zoomed in and grabbed one of them and sat down for lunch. Right after that another ringlet sat down for a photo.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Midland Clubtail munching Common Ringlet

Midland Clubtail munching Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 11 2014

Ryan Brady

Location: Barrens areas southwest of Iron River in vicinity of Halfway Road
Bayfield County

Most observations just at one road intersection.

Juvenal's Duskywing & Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing & Dreamy Duskywing

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 11 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Also 3 Tiger Swallowtail sp.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 12 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Somers, private lands Prairie & Savanna remnant
Kenosha County

Hot, Gusty wind day with mixed clouds & open sky. Afternoon rains never happened. Thirty-one sittings, ten different species.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 12 2014

Jim Ebner

Location: Oconomowoc, Plank Rd.
Waukesha County

European Skipper and Peck's Skipper..first of the year.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 12 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

★ = New county photo record

Jun 12 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren
Grant County

While maintaining my prairie fire breaks the Little Wood-Satyrs were everywhere along the woodland edges.

Jun 13 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Both male and female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Jun 13 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: backyard in Black Earth
Dane County

I saw it yesterday too, but only got a good look at it today.

Jun 13 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cold start 64 @ 10:30 but sunny. Winds light all day. Estimate temps reached 80 for short window around 2pm.

Jun 13 2014

David Zych

Location: Harshaw
Oneida County

Jun 13 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hill SRA
Dunn County

Also, three Tiger Swallowtail sp. in flight.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Viceroy

★ = New county photo record

Jun 13 2014

Nancy Gunder

Location: Backyard in Town of Middleton
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Jun 13 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

The Northern Cloudywing is a lifer for me.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Jun 13 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Sunny, breezy afternoon. Saw a mourning cloak flying up into the willow thicket and a few minutes later a monarch flew by.

Jun 13 2014

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Brockway
Jackson County

~2PM, sunny, low 70s

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

Jun 13 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Rio: Mud Lake
Columbia County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 13 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens near Hunter Haven, Castle Mound, Brockway, Bauer, and Cemetery Roads, and Dike 17.
Jackson County

7:22 am to 2:25 pm. 53-77 degrees F, 100% sunshine, wind north 2-5 mph. Phlox Moth and Karner Blue monitoring. We found 5 Phlox Moths. Our total Karner count in matched sites from today and June 8 was exactly the same as on June 8 (same for Wood County today and June 8). The little Wood Satyr count of 1310 is not a typo.

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 13 2014

Judith Huf

Location: County Grounds
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 13 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Around 7:30pm saw a male monarch and 2 Painted Ladies nectaring on red clover and basking in the late sunshine

Jun 13 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoeneberg's Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

Very windy today. I suspect that the upside down Viceroy in the photo had emerged today and was still pumping up it's wings.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Jun 14 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

Noon to 2pm, 66F and Sunny.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Long Dash

Long Dash

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Jun 14 2014

Pam Skaar

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

13:57 - 16:10. 0.9 miles sunny, 80 F. wind 15 - 16 mph S. Also saw a hummingbird clearwing moth nectaring on Monarda.

Jun 14 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 14 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Platteville
Grant County

One Eastern Tiger was a black-form female.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 14 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: South Wood County Park
Wood County

Jun 14 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Scuppernong Prairie & Ice Age Trail
Waukesha County

Visited area this Saturday afternoon from 1PM to 5:30 PM. Forty-two Sittings for Nine different species of butterflies. Swallowtails did not co-operate with the photography!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 14 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Princes Point Wildlife Area
Jefferson County

Hot, Sunny & Gusty wind day, visited area from 10:00am till noon on Saturday. Thirty-nine Sittings, Five species. One Eight-spotted Forester!

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

★ = New county photo record

Jun 14 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

The Great Spangled Fritillary was in a hay field we don't cut until sometime in July.

Jun 14 2014

Lisa

Location: Middleton my patio
Dane County

Jun 14 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny and breezy day. The butterflies were not cooperating for photos, but the forester moth did.

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Jun 14 2014

Joan Berkopec

Location: Brown County Reforestation Camp
Brown County

All butterflies were sighted along a 100 meter stretch of horseback riding trail just north of Sunset Rd.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

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

Jun 15 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Cara Ln, rural Medford
Taylor County

The best day for butterflies for me this season.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot & Northern Crescent

Silvery Checkerspot & Northern Crescent

Jun 15 2014

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Town of Vermont/Black Earth
Dane County

Jun 15 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Fitchburg, private property
Dane County

My FOY red admiral.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Jun 15 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 15 2014

Ron Arnold, Mary Arnold, Joe Arnold

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Area
Wood County

We saw these while driving through.

Jun 15 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 15 2014

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 15 2014

Anna Hipke-Krueger

Location: North Maple Hill (private residence)
Bayfield County

Jun 16 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

The Sulphur in the photo is Orange Sulphur.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Jun 16 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Riley Lake Road
Price County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Indian Skipper

Indian Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Jun 16 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Nahley Road off of Co G.
Grant County

A 55 min. walk down Nahley Rd to the Blue River and back. 2:25 PM.

Jun 16 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 16 2014

Kay Moeller

Location: Town of Sherwood
Clark County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 16 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 16 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: western Taylor Co on Frank's Ave south of Gilman
Taylor County

The Medford area Chequamegon Bird Club had their annual picnic at the Chaplinski farm. The Chaplinski farm was honored with the 2003 WI Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. Would have seen more butterflies but it turned cloudy. Many Familiar Bluet damselflies and Common Whitetail dragonflies in the area.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Jun 16 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone State Park
Lafayette County

Also found a Jade Clubtail and Cobra Clubtail (dragonflies).

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Cobra Clubtail

Cobra Clubtail

Jade Clubtail

Jade Clubtail

Jun 16 2014

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Cadiz Springs State Park
Green County

Saw 2 flying male Eastern Pondhawks (dragonflies) leap-frogging over each other several times as part of their ritualized settling of territorial disputes. (We should all follow this example.)

Jun 17 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Maple Bluff golf course
Dane County

Virtually no nectar sources on this manicured course.

Jun 17 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Cedar Falls Drive (Hazelhurst)
Oneida County

Puddling!

Puddling!

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 17 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Belgium Wisconsin, Private property on Lake MIch
Ozaukee County

Morning temperature high sixties, air stagnant & muggy, PM low seventies, winds off of lake pick up in afternoon, become gusty! Ninty-seven sightings on approximately sixteen acres, thirteen different species. The Swallowtails would not cooperate for photos!

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Jun 17 2014

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold property on Rolf's Ave
Washington County

Jun 17 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very warm and humid, brief thunder storms. Saw the male monarch twice. Around 8 pm it was fluttering about the clump of aspen. The 2 red admirals were flitting around the porch. Also saw a grass skipper sp.

Jun 17 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Kletzsch Park, Glendale
Milwaukee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 17 2014

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch
Dane County

Seen while running the trails; most were puddling.

Jun 18 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 18 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

10:59 to 11:24 am, 62 to 59 degrees F, 0% sunshine, wind south 1-35 mph. The weather was shutting down as we arrived.

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Bog Fritillary

Jun 18 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

My first E Tailed Blue of the season. Found one Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar

Great Spangled Fritillary caterpillar

Jun 18 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 2 Bogs east of Fifield.
Price County

On bog on Hwy 70 east of Forest Road 137 and one bog along Forest Road 137. 4:46 to 5:24 pm, 67-71 degrees F, 0% sunshine, wind southeast 5-10 mph.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 18 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Jun 19 2014

Mark Sorlien

Location: Star Prairie Township, west of the Village
St. Croix County

A giant Swallowtail was hovering by my front step and seemed determined to stay there. He seemed curious when he saw me, and stayed for about 10 minutes before flying off. I have multiple photos and a short video clip.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jun 19 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Peninsula State Park
Door County

It was around midday, and we sighted the butterfly along a hiking trail.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: County Rd C various stops between US 18 and Millville Unit Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Grant County

1:45 - 3:40, low 80s, very humid, sunny. Hackberry emperors were everywhere. They swarmed me when I got out of my car. Many were very friendly, landing on me and staying for a while. A couple of them, along with a couple of commas were brazenly licking my sweat. Gives new meaning to butterfly kisses. I saw three white butterflies that I couldn't get close to.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners.
Milwaukee County

First frits of the year for me.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jun 20 2014

Ron Arnold, Emily Thurber

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

These were all seen after 6 pm.

Jun 20 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Pilgrim Road - Menomonee Falls area
Waukesha County

Jun 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Woodman Recreation Area, west of Woodman
Grant County

~4:15, low 80s humid, sunny

Jun 20 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Wyalusing State Park
Grant County

10:30 - 1:45, low 80s, sunny

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Jun 20 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cloudy, high humidity, 72 @ 9:30. Clouds broke around 1pm and activity became amazing. Wet roads were pulling in butterflies, not just in fav mineraling spots but pretty much every piece of dirt road. Checkerspots impossible to count. Oranges beat up, must have flown in.

Puddle party

Puddle party

Puddle party

Puddle party

Jun 20 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

I was excited to see the Baltimore Checkerspot. I haven't seen them in recent years. Also 3 Tiger Swallowtail sp., 1 white sp. and a Clearwing moth.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

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

Jun 20 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

We've had a lot of rain this week! The butterflies came out during a brief period of sunshine. The monarch wouldn't land so I tried to capture it flying.

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 20 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 21 2014

SWBA Field Trip

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

A great turnout of butterfliers and fair numbers of nice butterflies, despite overcast skies. Highlights included Baltimore Checkerspot, Silvery Checkerspot, and Bronze Copper. We found 21 species, fewer than previous years, but not bad. Many thanks to Kathie and Tom Brock for restoring this beautiful state natural area.

Jun 21 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 21 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Also three Tiger Swallowtail sp. in flight. First Variegated Fritillary of the season and I missed the shot!

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Jun 21 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

I seldom get two days in a row. Cool late start 65 @ 11am Did not complete a full count rather focused on specific points. Roads dried significantly and not pulling in as many butterflies.
Probable Eastern Tiger ST. based on large size; wouldnt stop for photo. Dreamy and Am Lady in same location as 6/20 and likely the same butterfly's.

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 21 2014

Eric Preston

Location: Spring Green TNC Preserve
Sauk County

Overcast but lots of activity. Also lots of Midland Clubtails along path.

Harvester

Harvester

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

★ = New county photo record

Jun 21 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Eight Bogs near Amnicon Lake and Moose Junction
Douglas County

11:26 am to 3:04 pm, 65-76 degrees F, 80% sunshine, wind north 3-10 mph.

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 21 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Melrose Black River Boat Landing at Hwy 108
Jackson County

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

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

Jun 21 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Smrekar & Settlement Rds, South Trail Black River State Forest
Jackson County

Initially cloudy then sunny after 1:00. Low 80s, humid, 11:30 - 1:30.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Jun 22 2014

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - my neighborhood
Milwaukee County

Jun 22 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Puchyan Marsh Road
Green Lake County

11:30 to 12:00. Mostly cloudy.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 22 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Monarch and Mourning Cloak were both nectaring on abundant milkweed blossoms. The apparent "red spot" on the M.C. is just a hole allowing the color of the opposite wing to show through.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Jun 22 2014

Paul Sparks

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

I had several of the robber flies, of both sexes, in my backyard today.

Dioctria hyalipennis

Dioctria hyalipennis

Jun 22 2014

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

one of the mourning cloaks enjoyed the sweaty handlebar of my bike...

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 22 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature center, Newburg.
Ozaukee County

Many satyrs went unidentified because they kept moving. The Eyed Browns are lifers for me.

American Lady

American Lady

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Jun 22 2014

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Jun 22 2014

Alex Harmon

Location: Governor Dodge SP
Iowa County

Many dragonflies and American Rubyspot damselflies.

Jun 22 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 22 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Also, two Tiger Swallowtail sp. One of them depositing eggs on Cherry trees.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Puddling

Puddling

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

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

Jun 22 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Snake Creek Trail
Green Lake County

12:00 to 2:50. Mostly cloudy to mostly sunny to mostly cloudy.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

American Lady

American Lady

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

European Skipper

European Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 23 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 23 2014

Nick Anich

Location: western Bayfield County barrens
Bayfield County

Jun 23 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: near Menomonie
Dunn County

My first Great Spangled Fritillary of the season and the first Hairstreaks.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

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

Jun 23 2014

Cindy Vana

Location: In my butterfly garden and back yard - Town of Cedarburg
Ozaukee County

7 PM, mostly cloudy and cool. Garden is still wet from this morning's rain.

Notice two fluttering about and was able to get this shot of one of them.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 23 2014

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

Little Yellow, so nice to see, was laying eggs on partridge pea. Question Mark was puddling on an all weather rug drying on my patio.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 23 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Nahley Road.
Grant County

Jun 23 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Four coastal bogs and roadsides of two of these, near Port Wing, Herbster, and Cornucopia
Bayfield County

11:37 am to 1:55 pm, 57-65 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind variable 0-4 mph. In at least 30 years in a row visiting one of these bogs and 29 in a row visiting another, this was the wettest we have ever seen those two bogs until July 12, when they were even wetter.

Jun 24 2014

Ann Theirng

Location: Garden
Dane County

A short stroll in the yard turned out to be more exciting than expected. The PIpevine was laying eggs on Dutchman's Pipe, which had no trouble with our very cold winter. The Little Yellow not the same individual sighted yesterday.

Jun 24 2014

Adam Sinkula

Location: Marquette Park
Kewaunee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Jun 24 2014

Eric Preston

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

So many Baltimore Checkerspots, but all were quite faded.

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Jun 24 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Mostly nectaring on Nodding Thistles but also puddling along Griffith Rd. No Fritillary species.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Jun 24 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Scuppernong Prairie SNA
Waukesha County

I went to Scuppernong looking for Poweshieks, but saw no skipperlings of any kind, even after checking all the Black-eyed Susans. Of note, the Black Swallowtail oviposited on two different asparagus plants (not a typical food plant, but it does contain rutin - as rue does). BTW, recent heavy rains have rendered the rutted prairie east of the parking area much less pleasant for walking...)

Jun 24 2014

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Noted between 11:30 and 1:00. Also 8 dragonfly species and 4 damsels.

Jun 24 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 24 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: My backyard, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

First butterflies of the year in my yard, all nectaring on bishop's weed and honeysuckle.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 25 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Monroe County Flowage
Monroe County

3:45-4:45 pm, mostly sunny

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

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

Jun 25 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 25 2014

Mary Graziano

Location: Town of Gale
Trempealeau County

2 Monarchs in our native prairie restoration

Jun 25 2014

Joan Braune

Location: Madison east side neighborhood
Dane County

Jun 26 2014

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Silvery Checkerspots were lifers! There was three of them on some white clover.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

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

Jun 26 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Plus three unidentified Ladies.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 26 2014

Nick Nequette

Location: Dells Pond @ Mt. Simon
Eau Claire County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Jun 26 2014

Esjay

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Cloudy on arrival 68 @ 11am. Sun began to break through around 12:30 and activity increased.

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Jun 26 2014

George Biltz

Location: Toft Point Wildlife Area
Door County

With many other butterflies on what we have come to call, "The Butterfly Bush", next to the old footings of the Toft homestead.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Jun 26 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: My Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

81° Mostly Sunny. 30 minute trip to the marsh & 10 minutes in the yard. There were more I didn't ID. Followed a Rose-breasted Grosbeak for 5 minutes as he fed with the ranger from 8-10 feet.

Jun 26 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Schurch-Thomson Prairie
Iowa County

Great Spangled Fritillaries everywhere. Highlight of the day: Two Red Admirals decided to get up close and personal. One on my arm then on my hand. The other on my pant leg then on my shoe. Both stayed for a long time. The only reason they left was that I decided it was time get on with my walk.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 26 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 26 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: near Colfax
Dunn County

A cloudy, breezy day.

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

Jun 26 2014

Armund Bartz

Location: Hogback Prairie State Natural Area-mostly in planted prairie on the east side of the main Hogback ridge and on the southern portion of the Hogback ridge remnant prairie
Crawford County

We (Dean Edlin-photo of Hickory H.S., and Scott Kelly) didn't keep track of individual numbers because we were working. Hairstreaks were thick and we saw at least 35 without even trying including over 12 on 1 butterfly weed plant. Great Spangled and Aphrodite Fritillaries were everywhere, and the Regal Fritillary was in the prairie planting at the base of the hogback ridge on the east side of the Hogback.

Hairstreak nectar party

Hairstreak nectar party

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 26 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

I saw 2 mated pairs of Acadian Hairstreaks sitting within one foot of each other. The milkweed is just starting to flower but the dogbane is perfect right now with many butterflies nectaring on it. This was my best butterfly day of the year, by far!

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Grass Pink

Grass Pink

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Acadian Hairstreak

Acadian Hairstreak

Jun 27 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Dike Rd., Horicon NWR
Dodge County

Jun 27 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 27 2014

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area
Columbia County

The winds were really blowing by late morning. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a dark form individual. The Common Milkweed and Butterfly Milkweed are beginning to bloom.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 27 2014

Jim & Susan Hengeveld

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Late afternoon, in between showers. We saw more Acadian Hairstreaks & Two-spotted Skippers than we've ever seen in one day before. We also saw 2-3 large frit. sp. (fly-bys)

Jun 27 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The butterflies wouldn't cooperate for photos

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Jun 27 2014

George Biltz

Location: Toft Point Nature Area, Baileys Harbor
Door County

One of the many species spotted on the same bushes near the foundation of the old Toft family homestead

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 27 2014

Douglas Buege

Location: Trempealeau Nat'l Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

I saw one viceroy. When I click on the links below, they don't open they way they always did before.

Jun 27 2014

George Biltz

Location: Toft Point Wildlife Area, Baileys Harbor
Door County

Near the foundation of the old Toft family homestead with many other butterflies.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Jun 27 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 27 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Jun 27 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke lake
Oconto County

9:16-9:49 am, 67-68 degrees F, 2% sunshine. We have rarely or never before seen Bog Copper and Bog Fritillary on the same day at the same bog.

Jun 27 2014

Lydia Thurber

Location: west side of Wisconsin Rapids along the Wisconsin River
Wood County

These had just emerged and were sitting on the side of the garage.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

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

Jun 27 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

I got back from butterfly filled Virginia, to the cooler by the lake weather of Milwaukee. After a cold and foggy morning, a few butterflies showed up after 3 pm.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 27 2014

Pam Heilman

Location: my yard, west of Paoli
Dane County

Jun 28 2014

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg
Dane County

This is the first eclosion of one raised from an egg found on milkweed in our garden. Unfortunately so far we have only three more (in chrysalis stage) - well behind previous years' numbers.

Monarch

Monarch

Jun 28 2014

Eric North

Location: 5 miles south of Winter, west of HWY C
Sawyer County

Seen in an area of heavy Corylus understory, with many large Hemlocks. 100 yards from the Thornapple River

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 28 2014

Joan Rickert

Location: Cedar Rapids Rd north of Hwy 70
Price County

Warm and very windy.

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 28 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 28 2014

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

8:25 am to 1:16 pm, 71-88 degrees F, 60% sun, wind southeast 8-15 mph. We walked 6 miles in the grassland. On 6/27 evening we saw our 1st Aphrodite Fritillary of the year and many Monarchs here.

Jun 28 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Temp in the 80's, humid with brief periods of light rain and windy. Saw the monarchs and the red admirals off and on all day. Also saw an azure and found 3 monarch eggs on the common milkweed

Jun 28 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Thought it a sure thing to add Two-spotted Skipper and Acadian Hairstreak to my list... but no... what happened to all the Acadians?
10:25 to 1:25. Windy and mostly sunny turning mostly cloudy. Great day though.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Long Dash

Long Dash

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Long Dash

Long Dash

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Two-spotted Skipper

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Jun 28 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

In conjunction with weekly UEC dragonfly survey.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 28 2014

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Rettenmund Prairie, Black Earth
Dane County

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Jun 28 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area
Sauk County

A beautiful day at a beautiful site. Love this place. First time seeing a Hackberry Emperor! :)

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Jun 28 2014

Anna Hipke-Krueger

Location: The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

Low 90s, mostly sunny. Windy with some strong gusts. I was more intent on getting pictures than I was on counting. Everyone was loving the daisies!

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Jun 28 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Long Dash

Long Dash

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 28 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills/north Menomonie area
Dunn County

Also 1 Lady sp.

European Skipper

European Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 28 2014

Mike Reese

Location: Buena Vista Grasslands
Portage County

Highlight of the day was my first Great Spangled and Aphrodite Fritillaries of the year and a double-digit Monarch count!

Jun 28 2014

Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association

Location: Cherokee Marsh
Dane County

This was an annual field trip of SWBA. Twenty-five people observed 17 species of butterflies. Best sightings were several Baltimore Checkerspots, Bronze Copper, Banded Hairstreak and Hackberry Emperor. An Emperor landed on one of the participants. We saw a Wandering Glider overhead, which is the world's champion migrant (12,000 miles over ocean between India and South Africa). Thanks to Stan Rehm for spotting butterflies and for the Copper photo. And thanks to Jan Axelson for information about the prairie and Cherokee Marsh. Leader Karl Legler rescued a Baltimore trapped in a web. When released it flew up and touched his nose then flew off. Was it a "butterfly kiss" thanking the leader? [insert spooky music here]. It was a fun thought and a fun trip!

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Jun 28 2014

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Marsh
Marquette County

88° Partly Sunny. A few in the yard. 40+ Banded Hairstreaks & all the Purples with Doreen in the Ranger at the Meadow and Marsh 4:30-6:30 PM
Had 3-4 Banded on my fingers. Clouds of 7 in the air in front of us at one time.

Delaware Skipper

Delaware Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

White Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral & Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral & Red-spotted Purple

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

Jun 28 2014

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm, Muscoda
Grant County

Also 1 azure and 1 hairstreak.

Jun 29 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

I think the Banded Hairstreak is a first for me. Beautiful butterfly.

American Lady

American Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

☆ = New county sighting record

Jun 29 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Lots of butterfly activity in the yard today! The GSF was newly emerged. Monarchs were mating and a red admiral was depositing more eggs on stinging nettle. 2 of the 3 monarch eggs I found yesterday hatched today.

Monarch egg and caterpillars

Monarch egg and caterpillars

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 29 2014

Thomas Young

Location: My butterfly garden in my back yard.
Waupaca County

This was taken in my backyard in Waupaca city limits. Very fresh looking, beautiful.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 29 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: Edgewater Road/Menomonie
Dunn County

Elegant Stinkhorn?

Elegant Stinkhorn?

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Striped Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Jun 29 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Mill Bluff State Park
Monroe County

1:20 - 3:30, breezy, overcast to sunny, ~80 degrees. I found a nice bolete that I added to my dinner with the puffball found earlier.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Jun 29 2014

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Jun 29 2014

Fern Springs

Location: Perry Creek & Haugstad Rds
Jackson County

10:30 - 12:30, overcast, 75.
I ventured down to the end of Haugstad Rd for the first time and wow what a find! Lots of butterflies and a field of roses that smelled divine. Also lots of milkweed, yarrow, and spiderwort. I also crossed paths with a frog and a black and yellow snake (western fox?) about 5 feet from each other on Perry Creek Rd. Wonder if they met up for lunch later? I ate the puffball for dinner.

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Broken-Dash

Northern Broken-Dash

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 29 2014

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property 1/4 mile south of Chaseburtg
Vernon County

One seen puddling on driveway

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Jun 29 2014

Randy Powers

Location: County Hunting Grounds
Lincoln County

Four Mile Rd to New Wood-to Camp Ave. to Cty Tk E.
A 16 mile trek, 78 degrees, 60% cloud cover, gusty winds but humid. 3:00pm - 6:00pm.. Twenty one or two different species sighted! Northern Crescents stopped counting at 100 +, White Admirals stopped at 64 + in total 244 sightings -

White Admiral & Red-spotted Purple

White Admiral & Red-spotted Purple

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Long Dash

Long Dash

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

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

Jun 29 2014

D Nussbaum

Location: My land
Waupaca County

An E Comma kept bothering me while I was working on my deer stand so I took that as an sign and put down my hammer and grabbed the camera instead. The stand can wait.

Also checked the south Marsh Rd. on the way home. Here were 2 G-s Frits, 2 N Cresents, 1 Least Skipper and the other E Comma.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

European Skipper

European Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Jun 29 2014

Rick Gabriel

Location: Mueller Addition-Mounds View Grassland
Iowa County

Savanna restoration site, part of Prairie Enthusiasts management area. Highway K.

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Hickory Hairstreak

Hickory Hairstreak

Jun 29 2014

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland
Dane County

I just saw a red admiral last week in Door County, too. Then this evening near dusk as the light was intense in the back garden, I saw several red admirals that appeared to be fighting for territory. I didn't realize they did that until I read about it. They're very acrobatic butterflies! This one kept coming back to the same perch, so I was able to capture a photo of him.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Jun 29 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Jun 29 2014

Lois Ballard

Location: Observatory Hill
Marquette County

The Hairstreaks were in the Sumac trees near the parking lot. Just tons of them, very windy day, so it was difficult to get a good picture. Also saw a Tiger Swallowtail and a Fritillary, not sure what kind either of them were.

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Jun 29 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Indian Hills Elementary School, River Hills
Milwaukee County

12 noon to about 1:30pm hot and sunny. The unfortunate Eastern Tailed-Blue had no tail.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jun 29 2014

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Hot and sunny all day (a first!)

Jun 30 2014

Thomas Young

Location: Waupaca city limits
Waupaca County

European Skipper

European Skipper

Jun 30 2014

Mary Backus

Location: Bearskin Trail
Oneida County

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Long Dash

Long Dash

Little Yellow

Little Yellow

Jun 30 2014

Pam Campbell

Location: near Colfax
Dunn County

The Butterflyweed is beginning to bloom.

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Jun 30 2014

Jym Mooney

Location: Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg
Ozaukee County

First Common Wood-nymph and Appalachian Browns of the year for me.

Appalachian Brown

Appalachian Brown

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Baltimore Checkerspot

Baltimore Checkerspot

Question Mark

Question Mark

Jun 30 2014

Jaye Nelson

Location: Siena Center
Racine County

Late morning, mostly sunny, temp about 80, by lake front, windy.

Jun 30 2014

Randy Powers

Location: Newburg, WI Production Farm
Washington County

Newburg Wisconsin, private owned production farm, Washington county Side. Twelve different species, Thirty-six sittings. TWO day moths: Ctenucha & Little or Least Tiger Moth! 100% cloud cover, rain on the way!

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Long Dash

Long Dash

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

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

Jun 30 2014

Nick Anich

Location: Powell Marsh (Iron County side)
Iron County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Jun 30 2014

Nick Anich

Location: Northern Marinette Co. Barrens
Marinette County

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record