Butterfly sightings for May 2015

May 1 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Sunny and upper 60s. Late morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 1 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

May 1 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens
Jackson County

Dike 17, West of Brockway Road south of Bauer Road, west of Hunter Haven Road, and north of Hwy 54. 9:38 am to 3:05 pm, 61-74 degrees F, 60% sun, wind west 4-8 mph. We walked 9 miles of survey routes. We had 6 unidentified elfins. Funereal Duskywing was the size of a Juvenal's DW, larger than a Wil Indo DW. It looked like a Wild Indigo DW on the top side but had a conspicuous white fringe along the entire hindwing. I (Scott) saw the topside for > 1 minute from up close, but never a good look at the underside. Ann got a poor view of it from any angle.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 1 2015

TAF Threshold

Location: Threshold property in West Bend
Washington County

Warm and mostly sunny. Saw a Cabbage White and Mourning Cloak. Our fist sightings this season.

May 1 2015

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Crooked Creek Nature Preserve, Town of Troy
Walworth County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 1 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Blackhawk Ridge
Dane County

Upper 60s, early afternoon. Started out sunny, then overcast off and on..

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 1 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mecan Springs SNA
Waushara County

My first swallowtail and duskywing of the year.

May 1 2015

Randy Powers

Location: 3-Bridges Park, Menomonee Valley
Milwaukee County

8:15 - 10:30 Am: A cool chill to the air, Gusty winds, sunny but by 10:30 it had reached 58 degrees. Five sightings for two species. I also had the opportunity to photograph the Clover Looper Day Moth and a Butlers Snake.

Buter's Snake

Buter's Snake

Clover Looper

Clover Looper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 1 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 1 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Nine Springs Golf Course
Dane County

May 1 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

May 1 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Pickerel Lake SNA
Portage County

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Namekagon Trail Bog
Burnett County

This is the "popular puddling area" where Namekagon Trail crosses a fair-sized acid bog. Very dry conditions but a few species puddling. Odd to find NO brown elfins in the bog, yet many of a spring bog moth (Epelis truncataria) that has a similar phenology. Bad year for brown elfins?

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Springbrook Trail
Burnett County

Brief stop in partially logged good quality jack pine woodland; the area seemed more phenologically advanced than surrounding areas.

May 2 2015

Jim Ebner

Location: Okauchee
Waukesha County

in flight

May 2 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Northwest of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

May 2 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 2 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Bowers Creek Fishery Area
Waushara County

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

May 2 2015

Nekoosa Virtual School

Location: Town of Rome near Lake Arrowhead
Adams County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 2 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

May 2 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Near Lake Emily, Amherst Junction
Portage County

Also saw Cicindela scutellaris and tranquebarica.

May 2 2015

Ron and Mary Arnold

Location: Sandhill State Wildlife Area
Wood County

Lots of wood ticks here today.

May 2 2015

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

I just made a few quick stops today but it looks as if it's finally time to put my macro lens on my camera. The Silvery Blues were found on wolf scat.

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 2 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Various sandy paths south of Rome.
Adams County

Many Cicindela scutellaris and 2 formosa also seen, with an unidentified anglewing and duskywing.

May 2 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw my first butterflies of the year! A Cabbage White fluttered by and then a little while later an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Warm and sunny.

May 2 2015

Aaron Carlson

Location: Dunnville Bottoms, and 4.5 miles East along the Chippewa River State Trail
Dunn County

Sunny, 75F. 9 mile round-trip bike ride. Five swallowtails were all seen in flight while biking.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

May 2 2015

rose tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 2 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

There's one area in the park where I find black swallowtails every year. It was good to see these two there today. I got there around 11:30. They were very active, flying from place to place. I decided to wait them out and after about half an hour they decided to pose for pictures.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 2 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

9 am - 12 pm, mid 60s to high 70s, partial cloudy to full sun. Most of the Butterflies were seen on the West (Pearl Road) Section. And FOY Big Sand Tiger Beetle.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 2 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Town of Big Flats Area (9th Avenue)
Adams County

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 2 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Colburn (Marsh) SWA, near Freindship WI
Adams County

I saw several commas patrolling the trail we were on, but only got a definite ID on two. Same with the Mustard Whites (Lifer) and Azures, hard to get an accurate count with them flying constantly up and down the trails. Also had my FOY Hognose Snake.

Mustard White

Mustard White

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Eastern Hognose Snake

Eastern Hognose Snake

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

May 2 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Note the hint of rose color on the wings of Olympia Marble. Eastern Pine Elfin nectaring on Pussy Toes, Sleepy Duskywing on Bird's Foot Violet. The Whooping Crane was distant.

Sleepy Duskywing

Sleepy Duskywing

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 2 2015

Mark Johnson

Location: spring green preserve
Sauk County

Festive Tiger Beetles with different markings. My first Big Sand Tiger Beetle of the year.

May 2 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75658, -91.40344
Eau Claire County

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Trade River Barrens
Polk County

More exploration of new sites- this one very promising, but a little early for the more unusual butterflies. Some excellent moth species at night, indicating a good quality site.

Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower

☆ = New county sighting record

May 2 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: May 2 Riley Lake Bogs
Price County

12-16 miles east of Fifield; 4 bogs along FR 137, one south of FR 136, and two bogs east of FR 505. 8:34 am to 12:03 pm, 58-74 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind SW 2-8 mph. Only 3 of the Freijas were on a road (all 1.8-1.9 miles south of 70, on FR 137). This Freija Fritillary count is high for this early in the flight. Ann predicted a high Freija year because it was a dry winter/spring. We believe it is early in the flight because we saw no Red-disked Alpines (RDAs)at 4 sites here that are good for RDAs. We expect RDAs to be on the wing here by this coming weekend. Brown Elfins are low after some high recent years on these bogs.

May 2 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Forest County Bogs
Forest County

Three bogs along FR 2182 east of Three Lakes between the Military Road and FR 2414, one bog west of 2414, and two other bogs. 1:36 to 5:42 pm, 70-79 degrees F, 70% sunshine, wind SW 5-10 mph. All but two of the Freijas were on a bog north of Wolf Lake; the easiest way to access the good part for Freijas and Red-disked Alpine (should be out by this upcoming weekend but really going strong about mid-May) is to walk north/NE from a paved lot along FR 282 that is west of Wolf Lake, for 0.75-0.8 mile up a gated trail that's an old RR grade. Turn right onto the bog where a snowmobile trail goes east/SE across bog. Snowmobile trail is easiest place to see both Freija and Red-disked Alpine and is easiest way to walk on this bog. Brown Elfin counts are low on these bogs.

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Nice weather but other than silvery blues and olympia marbles butterflies were scarce- no elfins despite concerted effort.

May 2 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Dogtown Lake
Burnett County

Dissapointed to find out the area I wanted to explore was private/closed off but while standing outside my car (pondering the next move) was surprised to find a Henry's Elfin. Very early phenologically, it seemed.

May 3 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: 5 miles west of Chippewa Falls, private property, Town of Wheaton
Chippewa County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 3 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens west of Hunter Haven Road
Jackson County

9:42-11:23 am, 68-77 degrees F, 60% sunshine, wind SW 5-10 mph. The Frosted Elfin was on an east-west track collinear with Stanton Road but 0.65 miles west of Hunter Haven Road. To get there requires walking 0.8 miles west on the track that begins 0.6 miles N of Stanton, south 0.65 miles on a track, east 0.1 miles on a track. The Funereal Duskywing from May 1 was on the same track as this Frosted but 0.25 miles more west. We had 5 unidentified elfins.

May 3 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Deer Print Lake Pine Plains
Douglas County

Part of extensive barrens complex in eastern Douglas County- this search was both side of County "A" 4.3 miles east of Hwy. 27. Still a little early for detecting Chryxus Arctic and most other species it seemed, but very promising. Good barrens moths at night though.

There is a large wildfire area east of here (and up Hwy 27) that would be VERY VALUABLE for people to monitor to see how the butterfly fauna recovers from a real, natural fire.

May 3 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75658, -91.40344
Eau Claire County

May 3 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

2:40-5:40 Pm, Almost Clear Skies, Gusty Winds & 78 degrees. Four species from 133 sightings.
Lots of Olympia Marbles appeared to be paired off and mating! Catching the action with a still camera is difficult. But I gave it my best shot!!!

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 3 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens southwest of the Brockway/Bauer Road junction
Jackson County

11:47 am to 12:42 pm, 75-80 degrees F, 80% sunshine, wind SW 2-8 mph. The Frosted Elfin was just west of the metal pipeline on a south-facing slope overlooking the north side of the creek and southwest of the Wazee County Park. entrance.

May 3 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Hunter Haven Road
Jackson County

12:45 - 1.30 Pm: 80 degrees, gusty winds, less cloud cover, Five species from 29 sightings!

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 3 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

My first sulphur and azure of season.

May 3 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Both of our farms
Marquette County

80° Partly Sunny. Today was an "Eastern Day". One ETS was black form. Juniper Hairstreak flew way up in a tree, so the pict isn't the greatest.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 3 2015

Rich Merkhofer

Location: Appleton, my yard
Outagamie County

Ovipositing on globe thistle and pearly everlasting.

American Lady

American Lady

May 3 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

A few FOY butterflies. Also, FOY Canada Goose goslings for Dunn county.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

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

May 3 2015

Peter Gorman

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Windy day

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 3 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Bauer-Brock Barrons
Jackson County

10:30 Am - 12:30 Pm, Temp. starts at 60 degrees & by noon is 82 degrees. 50% cloud cover, sun peeks through in between passing clouds, constant gusty winds. Six species from 146 sightings! Elfins are a new challenge, the jittery flight and small size, you easily lose track of them!

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 3 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Tiger made multiple touch-and-go visits to the new leaves on our black cherry tree, so presumably ovipositing, but those branches too high to allow confirmation.

May 4 2015

Bob Larson

Location: Lulu Lake Nature Preserve
Walworth County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 4 2015

Randy Powers

Location: My back yard : Lisbon Township
Waukesha County

Returned home at the end of the day, early evening as I walked the dog in the back yard, observed my first butterfly sightings in my yard for the season. A Cabbage White seeking nectar from a bi-color violet and Red Admiral in the orchard, on the bark of a fruit tree.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 4 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest- Ottawa Township
Waukesha County

A break today, in between clients: 30 minute walk down an old gravely fire lane off Hwy 67. 62 degrees, cloudy & windy: I observed four butterfly species from seven sightings. Also photographed a metallic green Tiger beetle-six spot ? I think
some 35+ all over the path entrance and one Forage Looper Day Moth

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

American Lady

American Lady

May 4 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreens home farm
Marquette County

81° Sunny. Ladies showed up in force today.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

May 4 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

4 sites, including 3 in the park. 12:13-1:51 pm, 72-79 degrees F, 80% sun, 0-5 mph.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 4 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

May 4 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: East side of Madison, multiple locations
Dane County

Southern winds on Sunday night probably blew these Am. Ladies in from Illinois.

May 4 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Totagatic Barrens
Washburn County

More exploration of exciting new barrens- this one 5.3 miles east of Minong. Really excited for Chryxus Arctic here, but a tad on the early end. Also saw a duskywing but couldn't confirm ID.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 4 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Dane County

Mid 70s, partly sunny. Also saw an American Lady in a patch of pussytoes, but no chance for picture.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 4 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Reilly Lake Wildlife Area
Price County

I also saw 3 whites, probably Mustard White.

Harvester

Harvester

Red-disked Alpine

Red-disked Alpine

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

May 5 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens,
Bayfield County

Covered both FR241 and FR236 on east and west boundaries, mostly while birding in AM. Early phenology this spring!

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

May 6 2015

Jon Rigden

Location: Town Portland near Eureka Maple Woods SNA
Monroe County

Landed and sat still enough to get the pictures with an iPhone

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

May 6 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

May 6 2015

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: United States
Dane County

Mid-70s, light breeze. First Red Admiral of the season, sunning on the west-facing side of the house. Floated away and returned to this spot a couple of times.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Meadowbrook Park, Howard
Brown County

walked the open field and river corridor. Also saw many six-spotted tiger beetles on the trails. Best photo I could get of the Eastern Comma resting on a tree.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

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

May 6 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Repeatedly visited the pussytoes in our garden, but I haven't found any eggs. 30 milkweeds up now, calling the Monarchs that should arrive any day now.

May 6 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

May 6 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: private property on north bank of Chippewa R, 5 miles W of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Sunny, somewhat blustery. Red Admirals nectaring on wild plum.

May 6 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

May 6 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

I estimate I saw about 150+ butterflies thoughout my day today, with the majority of them flying too fast to positively identify. During 10 minutes, I recorded 23 flying in one area, all were flying north.

May 6 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Lower Wisconsin Riverway unit
Dane County

74 degrees, sunny. The American Lady was sampling the dandelions near the parking lot.

American Lady

American Lady

May 6 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Rural road NW Dane County
Dane County

74 degrees, sunny. Red Admirals sunning on gravel roadside.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 6 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Cedar Springs Fishery Area
Waushara County

Also a tiger swallowtail and an unidentified blue.

May 6 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: RR Prairie between Gotham and Lone Rock.
Richland County

Very pleased to see the Silvery Blue.

American Lady

American Lady

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 6 2015

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops between Muscoda and Woodman in the Lower Wis Riverway.
Grant County

Always like to see Silvery Blues. The first Common Roadside-Skipper this year. Note checkered brown wing edge. This is the first of 2 broods in southern Wisconsin. While we observed the Tiger Swallowtail sipping moisture, a mating pair of flies landed on the wing and sipped moisture from the wing -- probably deposited there by dense morning fog. Also our first Pearl Crescent of the year.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

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

May 7 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Plus others that blew by too fast for identification on this blustery day.

May 7 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

Decided to count the red admirals today instead if estimating, but didn't have nearly as much time outside today.

May 7 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Lakefront trail in Washburn
Bayfield County

First of spring

American Lady

American Lady

May 7 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Pine River Fishery Area off 21st Ave.
Waushara County

The last time I saw a Compton Tortoiseshell in Waushara County was at least 6 years ago. It was flying high in the trees and didn't come down.

May 7 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Fields, Meadow and Edge of marsh
Marquette County

83° partly Sunny and very windy.
Lady's & Tigers & Admirals ! Oh my!
Red Admirals every time I turn around. Lots of "Brushfoot" egg laying. Ticks seem to be everywhere.

May 7 2015

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Cross Plains
Dane County

May 7 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi Park: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

5-6 pm, mostly sunny, mid 70's.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

May 7 2015

Jim Ebner

Location: lake drive okauchee lake
Waukesha County

4:00 pm . temp. 87 degrees. Singleton Monarch along roadside, in flight.
Milkweeds in my garden sprouted on May 6.

May 7 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Lone Rock LWRSWA
Richland County

Brief stop- butterflies surprisingly scarce despite good nectar sources. Really expected more olympia marbles given the abundant rock cress.

May 7 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve
Manitowoc County

Near the nature center along willow trail.

American Lady

American Lady

May 7 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

I went looking to see if the Boghaunters were flying. I saw 7 Ringed Boghaunters and 2 Ebony. I was surprised to see that the two in the wheel included both species! Hudsonian Whiteface (4) were also flying.

Ringed Boghaunter, Ebony Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter, Ebony Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter, Ebony Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter, Ebony Boghaunter

May 7 2015

Judith Huf

Location: Doctors Park, Fox Point
Milwaukee County

Just returned from a week in Virginia, to find spring has arrived here.

American Lady

American Lady

May 7 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Northwest of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

Also 1 tiger swallowtail

May 8 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

May 8 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

73 degrees. Short stop, late afternoon. Swallowtails nectaring on wild plum blossoms.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 8 2015

J Brownlee

Location: Pershing Road backyard
Kenosha County

These have been very common around Kenosha the last several years.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 8 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Warm and breezy day. The Red Admirals finally showed up, saw at least 3 females depositing eggs on the stinging nettles. An Eastern tiger swallowtail flew by as well as cabbage whites. Also noted 2 Six-spotted tiger beetles.
Glad to see more bumble bees buzzing about than in previous years.

May 8 2015

J Peterson

Location: Just east of the town of Shiocton
Outagamie County

Saw many red Admirals along the edge of a wooded area.

May 8 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Sunnyside Conservancy
Green Lake County

My first Red Admiral of the year.

May 9 2015

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake State Natural Area
Waupaca County

May 9 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Five bogs
Douglas County

Bog locations: Milchesky Road 1.15 miles west and 1.8 miles west of County A, Bear Lake and North Bear Lake on County A, Lyman Lake 2.5 miles by road west of County L. 11:37-11:59 am and 3:13-5:05 pm, 52-60 degrees F, 80% sun, wind NE 5-10 mph. 3 Red-disked Alpines on Bear Lake (not North Bear) Bog and 1 at Milchesky 1.8. Bear Lake and Lyman Lake had 80% of the Freijas. We also saw an unidentified Mustard/West Virginia White.

May 9 2015

Sandy Vorpahl

Location: Haushalter Ln.
Fond du Lac County

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

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

May 9 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: My yard.
Dane County

My FOY Silver-spotted skipper.

May 9 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Mosquito Hill Nature Center
Outagamie County

50 degrees, cloudy & strong winds most of the day, from 2:00 - 3:30 PM this afternoon the sun finally came out and temp reached 62. Now butterfllies were out and about for a short time! Twenty-three sightings for seven species.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

May 9 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: St. Joseph Twp
St. Croix County

Saw three or more American Ladies at, no surprise, pussytoes. Surprise was the sighting of at least three Crescents.

American Lady

American Lady

May 9 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi Park: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

11am-1pm, overcast to sunny, mid 60s. The pictures of the Juvenal's Duskywing are of the same butterfly, at the Prairie and across the street at a local business.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 9 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens next to Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
Burnett County

12:50-1:41 pm, 59-64 degrees F, 40% sun, wind NE 2-5 mph. Site is immediately across two driving tracks from the wildlife area also surveyed. Mottled Duskywings were fresh, and one nectared on a blueberry species. Half of the elfins and many of the duskywings we saw were unidentified.

May 9 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
Burnett County

12:50-1:20 pm, 58-62 degrees F, 40% sun, wind NE 3-10 mph. We surveyed the 10-20 meter wide unburned firebreak of 2 burned state land patches and immediately next to non-public land we also surveyed (and will post here as well).

May 9 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

May 9 2015

Erin Campbell

Location: Formerly heavily forested area - newly constructed home
Marquette County

It's been nice to see the wildlife coming back to this area.

May 11 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA
Marquette County

71° Sunny 2:15-4:30PM On a mission to find Elfins in the Bog NE of Bright Lake. Didn't find any. Bog is an easy one to walk. 2 of the ETS were Black Females.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 12 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Lake Church private residence lake front
Ozaukee County

Cloud cover 95% most of the day, a cool morning 46 degrees, Sun came out barely for about a half hour. A quick walk through the property yielded three Red Admirals & one Question Mark. The constant gusty 25-30mph winds carried the startled Red Admirals away, eliminating any photo opportunities. However the Question Mark fought hard against the wind and landed in a wildflower meadow. Finally, a photo of a butterfly! My only success for the day -

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

May 13 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Enterprise Bog (SE of Rhinelander)
Oneida County

Site visit late in day after long cloudy spell.

Freija Fritillary

Freija Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

May 13 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Quarry Ridge Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Early afternoon, sunny, 60 degrees. My FOY pearl crescent and American lady.

May 13 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny and a bit warmer today! The Red Admirals were flying about. Still waiting for that first monarch. The milkweed is 6-8 inches tall.

May 13 2015

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

On raspberry plants

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 13 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Stolte Road, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Along Stolte Road, where Karners are found later. Did see a few unidentified "blues." Glassed lupine plants, did not see any Karner larval feeding evidence.

May 13 2015

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold on Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Was surprised to see the clouded sulphur!

May 13 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Military Ridge State Trail, Dodgeville
Iowa County

May 13 2015

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage & the Bannerman Trail
Waushara County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 13 2015

Erin Campbell

Location: Home area
Marquette County

May 13 2015

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge Lower Wisconsin River
Dane County

3-5pm Sunny, cool. The Red Admirals were mostly on wooded trails on top of the ridge.

American Lady

American Lady

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

May 13 2015

Lois Ballard

Location: My cottage & Bannerman Trail
Waushara County

Forgot this one, from list just submitted.

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

May 13 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's home farm
Marquette County

40 degrees and Sunny 8:45-8:50 AM. Overnight low of 33 degrees. I was truly amazed to se not 1, but 5 Red Admirals in flight this morning while taking down my turkey hunting blind. Hope they didn't have plans to use it. Saw the Northern Lights last night at 10:30 PM.

May 13 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Kelly Lynn Bog (NW of Camp Lake)
Langlade County

I had been trying off and on to find Freija Fritillary and Red-disked Alpine in Langlade Co. since 2003 without success. The last records (to the best of my knowledge) of both species were in 1978 by Jim Parkinson and George Balogh.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 13 2015

Nick Weber

Location: Between Montello and Princeton
Marquette County

May 13 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Saw a couple dozen dusky-winged skippers at the corner of Reed Lake Road and James Road, on the gravel. If you want to hone your skipper ID skills, try this corner. Also present were a dozen or more blues, with at least three species. A few Olympias were seen at other spots on Crex.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

May 13 2015

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

Saw an unidentified comma and tiger swallowtail

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

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

May 13 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Rio: Mud Lake SWA
Columbia County

Mid 60's, sunny, mid-afternoon

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

May 13 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

May 14 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Glenway golf course
Dane County

And one birdie.

May 14 2015

Mike Reese

Location: DNR access to Lunch Creek Wetlands SNA
Waushara County

I also saw my first Chalk-fronted Corporal of the year,

May 14 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Town of Ottawa - Kettle Moraine
Waukesha County

3:00 - 4:00 Pm, 62 degrees, mostly cloudy & windy
Nine sightings for four different species.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 14 2015

Melissa Zipperer

Location: East Green Bay
Brown County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 15 2015

SWBA field trip

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens and vicinity
Jackson County

This was a SWBA field trip scheduled for May 17 but rainy forecast caused it to be rescheduled for Friday, May 15. 8 people participated. We searched for butterflies for binocular viewing and photography for about 6.5 hours. This is the earliest (by a few days) that we have done the trip. We found 168 butterflies of 14 species. In the 9 years we have done this trip, this was the lowest number of Elfin species and 2nd lowest number of species. Probably the recent cold spell has delayed flight periods? It was great fun nonetheless. We did watch a Persius Duskywing lay an egg on lupine for the second year on this trip!

Harvester (photo by Sylvia Edlebeck)

Harvester (photo by Sylvia Edlebeck)

Cobweb Skipper (photo by Dan Sonnenberg)

Cobweb Skipper (photo by Dan Sonnenberg)

Persius Duskywing  (photo by Dan Sonnenberg)

Persius Duskywing (photo by Dan Sonnenberg)

Gorgone Checkerspot (photo by Sylvia Edlebeck)

Gorgone Checkerspot (photo by Sylvia Edlebeck)

Eastern Pine Elfin (photo by Pam Campbell)

Eastern Pine Elfin (photo by Pam Campbell)

butterfly watching

butterfly watching

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle (photo by Pam Campbell)

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle (photo by Pam Campbell)

Eastern Whip-poor-will (photo by Pam Campbell)

Eastern Whip-poor-will (photo by Pam Campbell)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (photo by Pam Campbell)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (photo by Pam Campbell)

Persius Duskywing egg

Persius Duskywing egg

May 15 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens West of Hunter Haven Road
Jackson County

This was a 6.5 mile walk on a circuit of driving tracks west of Hunter Haven Road beginning 0.6 miles N of Stanton Road. 1:16-4:39 pm, 60-71 degrees F, 15% sunshine, wind NW 1-4 mph. We also found 2 unidentified elfins, an unidentified lady, 16 unidentified duskywings, and an unidentified cloudywing/duskywing.

May 15 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Black River State Forest near Hwy 54/County K
Jackson County

11-41-11:53 AM, 60-63 degrees F, 0% sun, wind NW 0-3 mph. Survey length was 0.4 miles.

May 15 2015

Tod Highsmith

Location: Nine Springs E-Way
Dane County

Sumner Matteson and I (the Green Team) spent yesterday biking and birding all over Madison for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon. While we saw Red Admirals almost everywhere we went, the greatest concentration was at the Nine Springs shorebird ponds.

May 15 2015

Adam Sinkula

Location: Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
Brown County

seen while birding

American Lady

American Lady

★ = New county photo record

May 15 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bauer-Brockway Barrens
Jackson County

11:08-11:29 a.m, 12:18-12:34 PM, and 4:59-5:58 PM (in widely separated non-overlapping areas during these three different times), 59-68 degrees F, 5% sun, wind west 2-4 mph. We walked 2.2 miles while surveying. The Cobweb Skippers were 1/4 mile west of Brockway Road, south of the creek that crosses south of the Wazee Co. park entrance. The Am. Copper was north of Bauer Road, 0.4 miles west of Brockway Road.

May 16 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 16 2015

Donna Wirth

Location: My yard in Middleton
Dane County

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and landed on my lawn. I saw two other butterflies that I could not get a good look at.

May 16 2015

Nick Nequette

Location: City of Eau Claire Mt, Simon/South /West Side of Dells Pond
Eau Claire County

10:00 am Saturday-Skirting around Lilacs and Sumac landed on Fence around former veggie garden area, solo as far as we could tell.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 16 2015

George Toshner

Location: Town of Norway, 10 acre mostly naturalized home site
Racine County

I saw individual monarch butterflies several times while gardening. My milkweed is 8-12" tall, so I will look for eggs in a few days.
I've been seeing red admirals for a week.

May 16 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Cloudy, with Periods of Rain. 8:30-12:30. mid-70s to mid-80s.

May 16 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

May 16 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Along FR 2117
Oconto County

May 16 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: County I Powerline ROW Barrens
Marinette County

Powerline and ATV ROW just east of County I approx. 6.5-7 miles south of Hwy 8. 1st site is where County Forest Road 602/Mirror Lake Road crosses the north-south ROW east of Cty I (8 Chryxus Arctics, but weather was terrible); 2nd site is 0.5 miles or a little more to the south of there, where the entire ROW tilts somewhat to the west and crests out with slopes down from this crest both to the south and north (17 Chryxus, in poor but better weather than at FR 602) . 10:35-11:22 AM 57-65 degrees F, 0% sun, wind south 2-10 mph.

May 16 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

11:41 AM-12:35 PM, 63-72 degrees F, wind south 2-10 mph. Road in remains scary for a small car but we made it. An easy spot to find that is also where Chryxus Arctics are relatively common in season is the basin just west of this road (main road in to SNA) 0.4 miles north of Hwy 8. Cobweb Skipper site is much further N, after the road passes through a forest, bends west, and finally straightens into a long straightaway. Much scarier rocks in the road to get here! After the road climbs to a gentle crest and begins descending, there are a few spots where we sometimes find Cobwebs, especially in the Wild Lupine patches that start near a Bluebird box on the east side of the road.

May 16 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs
Forest County

In the Nicolet NF east of Three Lakes—three bogs along FR 2182 between Military Road and Forest Road 2414,and one bog along FR 2414. Also one other Forest County bog. All but one Freija Fritillary and all but one Red-disked Alpine were on the Wolf Lake Bog (see May 2nd account). 1:00-1:40 PM and 2:50-5:00 PM, 72-82 degrees F, 40% sunshine, wind south 1-8 mph. We also had 3 unidentified Mustard/West Virginia Whites.

May 16 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog east of Three Lakes
Oneida County

Bog on FR 2182 In the Nicolet National Forest 0.5 mile east of the Military Road on the north side of Forest Road 2182. 2:33-2:45 PM, 75-82 degrees F, 40% sunshine, wind south 1-4 mph.

May 17 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 17 2015

Patrick G. Warnecke

Location: Kenosha, white caps subdivision
Kenosha County

Climber was slightly injured when we saw him. He was on our lilac bushes and his wings were wet. We picked him up with a flower and put him on the front steps to dry out. After about a half hour we moved him to the rosebushes. About a half hour later he attempted to fly and after some trials, was able to fly away.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 17 2015

Deb MacKenzie

Location: Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Ashland County

May 17 2015

Jorgen Goderstad

Location: Town of Vermont
Dane County

May 17 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Field and edge of Marsh.
Marquette County

86° Variable Skies. Woodcock and her brood were crossing the road near our farm. Only able to get this pict.
First Mustard White & Giant Swallowtail of the year for me.

American Woodcock

American Woodcock

Mustard White

Mustard White

May 17 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

First of spring Monarch for me.

May 18 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mecan River Fishery Area off 11th Dr.
Waushara County

Sunny and 53-55 degrees. 10:10-12:50. Saw my first of the year Four-spotted Skimmer and Dot-tailed Whiteface (dragonflies) today.

Four-spotted Skimmer

Four-spotted Skimmer

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 18 2015

Sandy Vorpahl

Location: Haushalter Ln.
Fond du Lac County

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

★ = New county photo record

May 18 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Menasha
Winnebago County

May 18 2015

Adam Sinkula

Location: Swamp Rd.
Kewaunee County

May 18 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Sunny, cool and windy. Species count for the year now up to two.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 18 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Monarch's wing pattern looked to be female, but we haven't found any eggs on the milkweeds.

May 18 2015

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

Was very windy and partly sunny from 10 - 2.

May 19 2015

Tim Fenske

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

48 degrees at 9:45 when I saw the butterflies.

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

American Copper

American Copper

May 19 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Field and edge of Marsh.
Marquette County

54° Mostly Sunny. Quick ride to the marsh and back. A cold North wind blows today. 2-2:30 PM

May 20 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Only 1 Chryxus Arctic despite being in the right place at the right time with good weather. Odd.

May 20 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

seen on gravel driveway took off before I could get a photo

May 21 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Carlin Trail Rd. Palmyra
Jefferson County

almost dried up depression along the Carlin Rd.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

May 21 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Ottawa Township: Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

Horse riding trail loop through upland Mesic & Dry Mesic forest! 2:30Pm - 6:00 Pm, Sunny with a few scattered clouds, Gusty winds most of the day! Once again making photography difficult, when flushing a butterfly, winds sweep it away out of camera range. Sixty five sightings for twelve species & one active Anglewing Moth on the trail!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Lady

American Lady

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

May 21 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Ada and Glade Lake Rd.
Langlade County

Quick stop on the way home. I stopped yesterday but it was 55 and cloudy and I saw no butterflies. 65 degrees and some sun today! I saw a female exhibiting egg laying behavior. There were both species of toothworts in the vicinity, but she only was hiding under the Two-leaved Toothworts (didn't actually see her laying eggs),

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

May 21 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Dunbar Barrens SNA
Marinette County

55 degrees and cloudy and calm at 9:00 am but warmed up to 65 degrees by 1:00. First time I have seen a Chryxus Arctic nectaring.

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Chryxus Arctic

Chryxus Arctic

May 21 2015

Ashley Leavy

Location: Brooklyn
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was sighted near a stand of Digitalis (Foxglove) plants and Achillea (Yarrow). The Red Admiral was feeding on chive blossoms.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

May 21 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Pleasant View Golf Course
Dane County

May 21 2015

Dan Maderich

Location: backyard in Ashland
Ashland County

Location: Ashland, WI in backyard.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

May 21 2015

Ilona Loser

Location: Zander Community Nature Park, Cross Plains, WI
Dane County

May 21 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Chippewa Falls, Town of Wheaton, private grassland
Chippewa County

I also saw two tiger swallowtails, 6 Big Sand Tiger Beetles and 1 Six-spotted Tiger Beetle.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

May 21 2015

Ellen Smith

Location: backyard 420 E Jefferson St Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

One of the American Ladies had an orange tag on it but when I got closer than 12 inches it took off.

May 21 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School Arboretum
Iowa County

May 21 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Bogs along Riley Lake & Gates Lake Rd.s
Price County

60-63° Mostly Sunny. 10-4 PM Spent the day learning about bog habitat with Kyle Johnson and Shane. We just happened to show up at the same time. Kyle was able to show Doreen a couple of butterflies that wouldn't come close to the road. Thanks Kyle!

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

May 22 2015

Ann Thering

Location: Garden
Dane County

May 22 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hugh Iltis Prairie
Marquette County

74° and Sunny. A brief walk looking for KB first emergence. Ground nesting sparrow of some kind. On our way home from Minocqua we saw Red Admirals in every county and Tiger Swallowtails & Sulphurs in all but one.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 22 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

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

Bogs at Lyman Lake (E. Lyman Lake Rd 2.5 miles west of County L), Bear Lake, North Bear lake, Bear Lake SW (the last 3 on Cty A south of Amnicon lake), Milchesky Road 1.15 miles and 1.8 miles, and Moose Junction East and West. 11:12 am to 3:00 pm, 66-76 degrees F, 100% sunshine, wind variable 0-8 mph. The only Frigga Fritillary, about a week ahead of schedule here, was at Moose Junction East bog, the fastest Frigga site we went to. Freijas were on the same 5 sites as on May 10, and Red-disked Alpines were on bear Lake (4), North bear, and Milchesky 1.75 (2).

☆ = New county sighting record

May 22 2015

Beverly Smith

Location: Mischlers amish country store
Columbia County

May 22 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi Park: Wildenberg Sand Prairie
Columbia County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

May 22 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Paris Township - Private Natural Area
Kenosha County

Sunny with a few clouds and gusty winds. Temperatures starting out at about 48 degrees and reaching 62 degrees by mid afternoon. FIRST Monarch sighting of the season for me! Seventy-nine sightings for six species of butterfly.
Seven Chickweed Geometers -

Chickweed Geometer

Chickweed Geometer

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

May 22 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The American Lady was ovipositing on Pearly Everlastings in our garden. The QM was also ovipositing, on the leaves of an elm tree, but on branches too high for me to access.

May 22 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: City of Mellen: Wildwood Haven Campground
Ashland County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

May 22 2015

Kyle Johnson

Location: Nixon Creek Peatlands (part of Nixon Lake SNA)
Vilas County

Brief survey of section on west side of Nixon Lake Road, south of Nixon Creek. Great potential for other peatland species- Bog Fritillary, for example, should be common here.

This is the first time I have found Frigga Fritillary using a riparian peatland complex. Bog willow (Salix pedicellaris)- the only demonstrated larval food plant in our region- is common here and if timing/effort was better one could probably observe large numbers of Frigga.

Bog Willow (Salix pedicellaris)

Bog Willow (Salix pedicellaris)

Frigga Fritillary

Frigga Fritillary

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

May 22 2015

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 22 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens next to Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
Burnett County

3:33-4:44 pm, 77-81 degrees F, 100% sun, wind west 3-8 mph. Site is immediately across two driving tracks from Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area, in the NE corner of county. Mottled Duskywings were concetnrated near the SW corner of hte forest/savanna.

May 22 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bog east of Minong
Washburn County

About 7-8 miles east of Minong, 1/2 mile east of where the railway goes under Hwy 77. 5:41-5:55 pm, 75-77 degrees F, 100% sun, wind southwest 1-3 mph.

May 22 2015

Tod Highsmith

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

Our first backyard Monarch of the year, checking out the milkweed.

May 22 2015

Ryan Brady

Location: Various from Washburn to Port Wing
Bayfield County

First swallowtails of spring for me. Lots of Amer. Ladies and Red Admirals this spring too.

May 23 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Urban Ecology Center
Milwaukee County

Butler's garter snake

Butler's garter snake

May 23 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs east of Fifield
Price County

In Chequamegon NF along Forest Roads 137 (4 bog), 136 (1), 505 (2), and Highway 70 (0.25 mi E of FR 148/0.5 mi E of FR 137). 10:00 am to 1:48 pm, 71-79 degrees F, 95% sunshine, wind southwest 3-6 mph. We found Friggas at one bog along each road. One of the easiest places to see Friggas is from the ditch at the Hwy 70 bog, although today the three we saw were well out on the bog and could not be seen from the ditch.

May 23 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Clam Lake bogs
Ashland County

Three Black Creek Bogs south of Clam Lake, 0.3, 0.5, and 0.8 miles east of County GG on Forest Road 164, and the Dwarf Birch part of a bog on FR 182 north of Clam Lake. We found Friggas on all 4 bogs, although we do not usually find any of them at the Black Creek 0.8 mile bog.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 23 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Diamond Roof Road, 6 miles from HWY 32
Langlade County

American Lady

American Lady

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

★ = New county photo record

May 23 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Town of Mellen: Mineral Lake (Chequamegon National Forest)
Ashland County

I saw several Cananadian Tigers STs that appeared to be "puddling" ona strecth of gravel road. I pulled over and they flew. There was a dead Canadian Tiger ST on the side of the road and it wasn't long before it was covered with with the same 4-5 butterflies that flew earlier. (see photos). Also found my first WI Eastern Red-backed Salamander.

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Eastern Red-backed Salamander

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

May 23 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Town of Gordon: Day Lake (Chequamegon National Forest)
Ashland County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

May 23 2015

Ron Arnold, Lydia Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 23 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: Northern back roads
Winnebago County

Sunny breezy and about 70 degrees. Watched a Red Admiral depositing eggs, mostly inside unfurled nettle leaves.

Thursday I saw 15 Red Admirals on the UW-Oshkosh campus.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 23 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

May 23 2015

Jym Mooney

Location: Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

May 23 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Outside of Platteville
Grant County

Tigers, tigers, and more tigers!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

May 23 2015

John E Davis

Location: my backyard in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Sunny, mid 70's, with southerly wind, saw my 1st Monarch of the year, it fluttered around the garden then continue on north. Also getting lots of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, they also mostly are just flighting through the garden, if they are different ones then I've seen 10+ today.

Take care

May 23 2015

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

Also saw lots of white-striped black moths

May 23 2015

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

In the early PM 75 F partly cloudy windy. Saw the butterflies near wooded area

May 23 2015

Dean Hansen, NRFW butterfly trek

Location: Crex Meadows, Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin butterfly trek; numbers are combined from May 22 (done alone) and May 23 (NRFW group). Area still dry; no mud puddling at all. Dusky wings scarce. All butterfly numbers very low. Leather leaf and New Jersey Tea plants killed back to the ground--why?? Bearberry in good shape, though. Lupine out on Klotz Rd in Crex.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

May 23 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Field and edge of Marsh.
Marquette County

74° Sunny 12-12:30 PM Only had time for a quick ride to the marsh. Had 2 more non-IDed species. Had a male Rose Breasted Grosbeak land on the path in front of me for a quick picture.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 23 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Caroline Lake Bog
Iron County

8:22-8:44 AM,66-67 degrees F, 100% sunshine, wind south 1-8 mph.

May 23 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Ada Lake
Forest County

Toothwort was done blossoming so the WV Whites were looking for nectar with little luck. I missed the peak of flight by at least a week.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

West Virginia White

West Virginia White

May 23 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm off FR 2117
Oconto County

May 23 2015

Tim Fenske

Location: Grand River State Wildlife Area
Marquette County

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

May 23 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Glocke Lake, road south of lake
Oconto County

American Lady

American Lady

May 24 2015

Chuck Heikkinen

Location: Norrie Lake Bog
Marathon County

This butterfly was first spotted by Peter Fissel on a WSO birding field trip.

Jutta Arctic

Jutta Arctic

May 24 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on FR 2117
Oconto County

American Copper

American Copper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

May 24 2015

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Temps in the mid sixties and raining all day so I wasn't butterflying but happened to see my FOY Monarch.

Monarch

Monarch

May 24 2015

D Nussbaum

Location: North Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Cool, humid and cloudy with off and on sprinkles. 10:00 to 11:15. Not much doing unless you count mosquitos.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 24 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Georgetown Township - Skinner Creek Road
Price County

11:30Am - 2:30Pm, 66degrees, 97% cloud cover, gusty winds: Butterflies & five different species of day moths were active until the RAINS CAME. Sixty-eight sightings for Ten species. Happened upon a Toothed Somberwing day moth! They fly both day and night -

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Toothed Somberwing

Toothed Somberwing

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

May 24 2015

Lester Doyle

Location: Town of Mellen: Copper Falls State Park
Ashland County

Copper Falls State Park was unbelievable! The Harvester was puddling on Bank of the Bad River at an access point near on of the crossing bridges.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Harvester

Harvester

★ = New county photo record

May 24 2015

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

saw in yard

May 25 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: 92nd and National
Milwaukee County

While waiting at stoplight, I saw two swallowtails together fly by above my car.

May 25 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Field and edge of Marsh
Marquette County

67° Cloudy 1-12:30 PM. Red Admiral took the helm.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 25 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Fish Lake Wildlife Area
Burnett County

2:28-2:49 pm, 65-68 degrees F, 0% sun, wind southwest 6-12 mph.

May 25 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

I was happy to see a dragonfly along the path.

Common Whitetail

Common Whitetail

May 25 2015

Lois Ballard

Location: South of Neshkoro
Marquette County

Seen along a back road that goes through a swampy area.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

May 25 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Goose Lake Park, Verona
Dane County

This park used to have an abundance of pussytoes (Antennaria) for American Lady habitat; today I had difficulty finding any plants. I hope that is a random or cyclic change, not a permanent trend.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

May 25 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Edge of Marsh
Marquette County

Round 2. Clouds dissolved long enough to get there, then returned. Found this Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar on Honeysuckle.

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

Baltimore Checkerspot caterpillar

May 25 2015

Ron Arnold, Lydia Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

May 25 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Belmont Township - Emmons Creek Fishery
Portage County

3:30 - 5:00 Pm, Isolated thunderstorms around us, but the sun shown through! Thirty-nine sightings for nine species -

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

May 25 2015

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: My yard - West Allis, WI
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

May 26 2015

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Finally saw my first monarch of the season!

May 26 2015

Douglas Buege

Location: near Tenney Park
Dane County

May 27 2015

Cindy Frisque

Location: My yard in Suamico WI
Brown County

The black form female came and sat on a plant right next to us on our deck and returned several times.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

May 27 2015

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I made a quick stop at a small patch of Lupine on Stolte Road and found the FOY Karner. Also I think I found a Monarch egg on Common Milkweed although I've only even seen 2 Monarchs so far this spring.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

May 27 2015

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Allen Cenntennial Gardens, UW-Madison
Dane County

After a rainy morning, the sun came out and the rest of the day was beautiful.

American Lady

American Lady

May 27 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland 5 mi west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Also: 3 tiger swallowtails
Monarch laying eggs on common milkweed, first of the year for me.

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

May 27 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Stolte Road, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Gorgones plentiful. Same Karner Blue that Kathy Java saw?

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

May 27 2015

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows, Danbury SWA, Namekagon Barrens
Burnett County

No Karners seen at any of five likely sites in Crex. FOY Dusted Skippers. Rain really helped--damp sand of road attracted dusky wings, roadside and dusted skippers. Mottled DW was a road kill.

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

May 27 2015

Fern Springs

Location: my yard in Brockway
Jackson County

~11:30, sunny, 79

May 27 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park
Sauk County

Four sites. 12:00-1:41 pm, 69-79 degrees F, 75% sun, wind SW 0-4 mph.

May 27 2015

Pam Campbell, Mike Reese

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Western Tailed-Blue

Western Tailed-Blue

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Persius Duskywing

Persius Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing, Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Cloudywing, Gorgone Checkerspot

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Mottled Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Silvery Blue

Silvery Blue

Laphria flavicollis

Laphria flavicollis

May 27 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

3 barrens sites. 2:55-3:45 pm, 75-83 degrees F, 90% sun, wind south 4-10 mph. The Karner Blue was a male

May 27 2015

Scott Swengel

Location: Barrens along County X
Wood County

Four sites. 3:52-5:42 PM, 76-83 degrees F, 90% sun, wind south 4-6 mph. 16 male and 10 female Karner Blues at 3 of the 4 sites.

May 27 2015

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

May 27 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(Y, field and marsh) & Cnty T, Endeavor(Doreens home farm)
Marquette County

74-81° Sunny. After 1:30 PM . Found a Common Map Turtle in a drainage ditch on the Fox River.

Common Map Turtle

Common Map Turtle

Common Map Turtle

Common Map Turtle

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Midland Clubtail

Midland Clubtail

May 28 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Manitowoc Impoundment
Manitowoc County

Seen while looking for birds. Both birds I went looking for were WI lifers.

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

May 28 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Green Bay Westshore Wildlife Area Parking lot at the end of Lineville Rd.
Brown County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

May 28 2015

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven Farm
Buffalo County

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

May 28 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 54 bog 2 miles east of North Settlement Road
Jackson County

8:43-8:59 AM, 76 degrees F, 95% sunshine, wind 0-5 mph,

May 28 2015

Joshua Cullum

Location: NW Rock Co.--Bicycling
Rock County

Cycling primarily in the Cooksville SE Block for the WBBA II, although also in the Janesville NW Block as well. Counting butterflies as well as birds.

May 28 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Black River Falls and Millston
Jackson County

7:19-8:22 AM and 9:10 AM to 7:07 PM. 60-90 degrees F, 95% sun, wind south 4-10 mph. We walked more than 15 miles to monitor Phlox Moths (5 found), Frosted Elfins, and Karner Blues. Stanton Road had 54 of the 103 Karners (80 males, 19 females, 4 unknown).

May 28 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Page Creek SNA, Summerton Bog, Our farm
Marquette County

74-88° Sunny. Page - 10:45-12:30PM, Summerton - 1:40-3:15PM, Our Farm - 3:25-4:15PM Around 7.5 Miles walking.
At one point there were 3 Cloudywings on one Puccoon in front of me. Nothing in the East Bog at Page even though it looks great. Next check will be for Bog Coppers.

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

May 28 2015

Bob Ring

Location: Prairie garden in my yard
Calumet County

Saw my first Monarch of the season!

May 28 2015

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland, 5 miles w of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Common Ringlets too numerous to count.
Monarchs (2) laying on milkweed.
Giant Swallowtail laying eggs on Prickly Ash.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Monarch

Monarch

May 28 2015

TAF Threshold

Location: West Bend, Threshold on Rolfs Ave.
Washington County

Very warm, sunny day. Female black swallowtail was busy depositing eggs.

May 28 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

Also 5 Tiger Swallowtail ? sp.

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

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

May 29 2015

Fern Springs

Location: my yard in Brockway
Jackson County

~1:00, overcast, 75

May 29 2015

Ellen Smith

Location: side yard east of 420 E Jefferson St., Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

May 29 2015

Ellen Smith

Location: Ottawa Lake State Park boat launch
Waukesha County

May 29 2015

Ellen Smith

Location: hickoryview commons front yard (along 2nd st)
Waukesha County

May 30 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Hwy 8 bog west of Bradley.
Lincoln County

We spent 40% of the time standing still waiting for the sun to come out. 2:15-4:00 pm, 54-64 degrees F, wind north 10 mph.

May 31 2015

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunville SWA
Dunn County

Temps barely topped 60 degrees today, but there were a few species moving. FOY White Admiral, a couple of Tiger Beetles and a colorful black and white moth.

Viceroy

Viceroy

White Admiral

White Admiral

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Northern Cloudywing

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Eight-spotted Forester

Eight-spotted Forester

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

★ = New county photo record

May 31 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mecan Springs Fishery Area, off 11th Dr.
Waushara County

Also 1 tiger swallowtail

May 31 2015

Mike Reese

Location: Mecan River Fishery Area south of Cree Ave.
Waushara County

My first Hobomok Skipper of the year.

May 31 2015

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green nature Preserve
Sauk County

Sunny mid 60's. Saw the butterflies in openings in the woods. In the woods also saw at least two Laphria sp. including L. thoracica.

May 31 2015

Jay Watson

Location: Pond Rd. Peshtigo Wildlife Area
Marinette County

my first monarch of the year

May 31 2015

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Otter Creek, 44.75679, -91.40348
Eau Claire County

May 31 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Bogs east of Three Lakes
Forest County

7 bogs. 6 bogs In the Nicolet NF east of Three Lakes—four bogs along FR 2182 between Military Road and Forest Road 2414, one bog along FR 2414, and 1 bog along FR 2174; also one other bog. Noon-4:00 PM, 61-67 degrees F, 90% sunshine, wind east 4-8 mph

May 31 2015

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Glocke Lake Bog
Oconto County

10:33-11:05 AM, 54-60 degrees F, 95% sunshine, wind north 1-5 mph. We would normally expect to see more than one Silver-bordered Fritillary, but it was relatively cool weather.

☆ = New county sighting record

May 31 2015

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

It was like a slow parade of swallowtails, passing by every 15-20 minutes then soaring over the trees heading north.

May 31 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Necedah Township - National wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

11:30 Am - 1:30 Pm: 62 degrees, sunny, strong almost constant winds! Seventy + one? sightings for Fourteen species. Also five tiger swallowtails.

Little Wood-Satyr

Little Wood-Satyr

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Harris' Checkerspot

Harris' Checkerspot

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Juvenal's Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Dreamy Duskywing

Common Ringlet

Common Ringlet

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

American Lady

American Lady

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

May 31 2015

Randy Powers

Location: Breston & RichfieldTownship: Cottonville Rustic Road
Adams County

2:30Pm - 5:30 Pm, sunny, 65 degrees, an occasional gentle breeze! One Hundred Forty-five sightings for Twelve species. One unknown Blue!

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Arctic Skipper

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

May 31 2015

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(Y, field and marsh)
Marquette County

64° Sunny. Had a Black Swallowtail land on a dandelion near me while mowing this noon. At 4 PM a Hobomok was also on a dandelion, except it was staring at its applique(1" to 1' scale)on the barn. First one in the yard.