Butterfly sightings for November 2015

Nov 1 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

The deer tick season isn't quite over with either, I had 2 of them on me today.

Nov 1 2015

Jessica Gorzo

Location: Brigham County Park
Dane County

we saw other Lepidopterans but they were too distant to confirm as butterflies

Nov 1 2015

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Nov 1 2015

John Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

sunny, light breeze, mid 60's

Nov 1 2015

Bob Ring

Location: My driveway
Calumet County

There was an Eastern Comma flying around by my garage door late this morning as I came home from church. The sun was shining and it was around 50 degrees.

Nov 2 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend, Threshold property
Washington County

Sunny, warm and a bit breezy. Around 1pm saw 2 fresh looking monarchs flying about. Not much blooming for them to nectar on. I wonder if they'll make it to Mexico?

Nov 2 2015

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Nov 2 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

Nov 2 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny, warm and 74 degrees.

Nov 2 2015

Ginny Nelson

Location: Frank's Hill
Richland County

It was a glorious day to be outside!

Nov 2 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, windy and 74 degrees.

Nov 2 2015

Jim Otto

Location: Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station
Sheboygan County

68 degrees, mostly sunny, windy out of the southwest

Nov 2 2015

Bob Ring

Location: Darboy
Outagamie County

Saw a Cabbage White in my Dad's front yard.

Nov 3 2015

Judith Huf

Location: In the garden in front of the Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee County

It was warm and sunny at lunch time when I found a single butterfly enjoying a bed of blooming flowers in front of the museum.

Nov 3 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Nov 3 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 66 degrees.

Nov 3 2015

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Nov 3 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

Nov 3 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Nov 3 2015

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sunny morning in the 60's. The dandelions were the big attraction.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 3 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Warnimont Park near old gun club
Milwaukee County

Saw a few butterflies on this sunny and exceptionally warm morning while here to see the Western Kingbird.

Nov 3 2015

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Saw a sulphur butterfly in the exact same spot as I did yesterday. Wondering if it's the same one.

Nov 3 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 70 degrees.

Nov 4 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Johnson Creek
Jefferson County

Monarch

Monarch

Nov 4 2015

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Nectaring on abelia.

Nov 4 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

fresh females

Nov 4 2015

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

I saw two sulphur butterflies again today. Another beautiful day.

Nov 4 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 63 degrees.

Nov 4 2015

Aaron Carlson

Location: Lulu Lake SNA - Crooked Creek Preserve
Walworth County

Sunny, 70F.

Nov 5 2015

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

The same Monarch as yesterday, nectaring on Abelia again this morning.

Nov 5 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 73 degrees.

Nov 8 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

Nov 8 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Might be the last one. We've had several freezes.

Nov 8 2015

Ginny Nelson

Location: Soccer field by Stricker's Pond
Dane County

Nov 8 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Roosevelt Twp
Burnett County

Will the 2015 butterfly season ever end? Seen in grazed pasture, with only a few yarrow in bloom. Guess temperature was in the mid-50s.

Nov 8 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny, windy and 53 degrees.

Nov 8 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

It was 54 degrees when I saw this sulphur. Dandelions were blooming, but it didn't pay any attention to them. There was a hard frost last night, there can't be too many butterflies left.

Nov 9 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Still hanging in there...

Nov 9 2015

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holmen
La Crosse County

Nov 9 2015

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park marina
Calumet County

A Clouded sulphur was flying around on this nice sunny day.

Nov 10 2015

Daniel Jackson

Location: Holmen
La Crosse County

A little chillier today. However, a couple Clouded Sulphurs were still flying and nectaring on dandelions near a small pond. The pond still had Autumn Meadowhawks and 1 Spotted Spreadwing flying as well.

Spotted Spreadwing

Spotted Spreadwing

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 11 2015

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard in McFarland
Dane County

61 degrees, light breeze, partly cloudy skies. I was raking leaves in the backyard when a Mourning Cloak flew up out of the pile and into the woods. Mourning Cloaks are usually the first butterflies I see in the spring, and the last ones I see in the fall. I also recently filmed one checking out a crevice in our rock wall--probably as a potential hibernation location.

Nov 11 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mostly sunny, breezy and 58 degrees.

Nov 11 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Mostly sunny, breezy and 58 degrees.

Nov 11 2015

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

One lone sulphur butterfly was feeding from a blooming dandelion just after noon when the sun was out and the temperature was in the upper 50's.

Nov 12 2015

Joe Sobotka

Location: Mercer Business Park
Iron County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Nov 15 2015

Daniel Jackson

Location: Retention pond in Holmen
La Crosse County

I saw Clouded Sulphurs in 3 different locations. Also had Autumn Meadowhawks and a Common Green Darner.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 15 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Sunny. Mid 50's before noon.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 15 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

61 degrees and sunny.

Nov 15 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Baxter Lane
Grant County

I also saw 2 Common Green Darners!

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Nov 16 2015

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mostly sunny and 58 degrees.