Butterfly sightings for March 2015

Mar 9 2015

Mary Stephan

Location: Wauwatosa near Timmerman airport
Milwaukee County

An Eastern Comma was found moving slightly on a snowbank. It was a sunny 50 degrees.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 11 2015

Erik Thomsen

Location: Kickapoo River Valley northeast of Viroqua
Vernon County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 11 2015

Armund Bartz

Location: Berg Prairie State Natural Area
La Crosse County

1 eastern comma while putting in firebreaks before a prescribed burn. We ended up leaving a nice patch of refugia within our burn unit!!

Mar 13 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our woods near the marsh
Marquette County

70 degrees and sunny!!!! Took Doreen back to see them spiraling up into the trees and coming back to land near us again.

Mar 13 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Ball Rd., south side of Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

63 degrees and sunny.

Mar 14 2015

Jon Rigden

Location: Town Portland near Eureka Maple Woods SNA
Monroe County

Compton Tortoiseshell seen inside cabin, photographed and released.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 14 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Dane County

Startled a Mourning Cloak on a protected portion of the hiking trail. Unfortunately only got a poor pik on my cell phone.. Saw another orange butterfly in flight but not clear enough to ID.

Mar 14 2015

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Mar 20 2015

Matt Flower

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

Down in the valley by the large Hackberry

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 20 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Hooray! First butterflies seen this year.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 20 2015

Ann Thering

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Mar 31 2015

Joan Rickert

Location: back yard
Taylor County

My first butterfly-Yea! 54 degrees and mostly sunny.

Mar 31 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our woods along the marsh
Marquette County

60 degrees and mostly sunny.

Mar 31 2015

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville SWA - Larrabee Rd.
Dunn County

5:30 pm, 62F.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 31 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Belmont Tower
Lafayette County

Mar 31 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge, Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Dane County

61 degrees. Eastern Commas sunning on the dry leaves.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 31 2015

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

62 degrees at 5 PM and saw the FOY butterfly on East Refuge Rd.