Butterfly sightings for November 2016

Nov 1 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Nov 1 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sunny and warm but very little nectar.

Nov 1 2016

Mike Reese

Location: George Sorenson Nautural Area
Waushara County

10+ Autumn Meadowhawks including two females laying eggs. All sulphurs were nectaring on dandelion, although I waited for over 10 minutes to see if one would nectar on the wood sorrel without any luck.

Wood Sorrel

Wood Sorrel

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Nov 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 70 degrees. I also saw seven Autumn Meadowhawks and two white forms of orange/clouded sulphurs.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Nov 1 2016

Mike Reese

Location: County GG, Hancock Park across from Fish Lake
Waushara County

Hoping for a late Purplish Copper at my favorite late season spot. Lots of dandelions in flower, but not even as many sulphurs as I was expecting. Also one white form female.

Nov 1 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Sunny and 60 degrees by noon.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 1 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend by Rolf's Ave.
Washington County

The fiery skipper was nectaring on marigolds.

Nov 1 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: My yard
Dane County

Low 70s. Sunny. I disturbed a Mourning Cloak while raking leaves.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Nov 1 2016

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville Campus
Grant County

Nov 2 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: Bark Point west of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

Nov 2 2016

Sheri Erickson

Location: About 1.25 miles west of the village of Wilson
St. Croix County

Swallowtail landed briefly on the pine tree around 2 pm

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Nov 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

63 degrees and sunny. I also saw 24 Autumn Meadowhawks and one white form of a clouded/orange sulphur.

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

female Sulphur sp.

female Sulphur sp.

clouded sul

clouded sul

Nov 3 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Hancock Agricultural Research Station
Waushara County

Nov 3 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Sixty and sunny. A few dandelions blooming.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 3 2016

Mike Reese

Location: County GG, Hancock Park across from Fish Lake
Waushara County

Nov 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Nov 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Shalom Wildlife Preserve in West Bend
Washington County

Nov 4 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Dunlap Hollow Road
Dane County

Red clover is still blooming along the roadside and the sulphurs and a skipper were active.

Nov 4 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, north side of Madison
Dane County

I sort of figured I'd see sulfurs, but not a Common Checkered-Skipper! The skipper was fairly active, flying back and forth along the grassy path by the prairie, stopping to bask regularly. Also multitudes of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies and a nice flock of Rusty Blackbirds.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Nov 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

61 degrees and sunny. I also saw one white form of a clouded/orange sulphur and 12 Autumn Meadowhawks.

Nov 4 2016

Jim Wagner

Location: Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Nov 5 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard
Marquette County

68° Sunny. The male Purplish Copper has shown up. We last saw the female on Nov 1.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Nov 5 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Mash Woods Par, McFarlane, WI
Dane County

Observed butterflies about 11:30 AM in mowed grassy area of park. Did not observe any nectar sources nearby. 61F, 56% RH, ESE wind 3.5 mph.

Nov 5 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Not much is blooming anymore, so I don't expect to see any nectar loving butterflies. This Eastern comma was hanging around the apple trees today.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 5 2016

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Nov 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Montello, near the dam
Marquette County

My first Sachem from Marquette County and my first one in WI since 2014.

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Nov 5 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Nov 5 2016

Ginny Nelson

Location: Middleton residential yard
Dane County

Nov 5 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Wildenberg Sand Prairie (Lodi Town Park)
Columbia County

3:45 pm, sunny and 68 degrees. No other butterflies seen, and had two dandelions blooming.

Dandelion

Dandelion

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Nov 5 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: Near lakefront power plant
Ashland County

Nov 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Shalom Wildlife Preserve
Washington County

Nov 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma, Sandcrest Park
Waushara County

Nov 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: John Muir Memorial County Park
Marquette County

Finally got my photo of a Clouded Sulphur nectaring on wood sorrel. I was hoping to see some overwintering species today as I walked around the lake but I saw zero butterflies on the trail. 25+ Autumn Meadowhawks.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Portage, Riverside Park and Levee trail
Columbia County

Nov 6 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 6 2016

Bob Ring

Location: My prairie garden near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

I have never seen a Monarch in November. This newly emerged female was present a good deal of the afternoon. It's too bad the prairie gardens are past the point of maturity. She had a broken upper right wing and could not fly very well. I feel bad for her.

Monarch

Monarch

Nov 6 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: A friend's yard, south of Belleville
Green County

This butterfly was busy flying from place to place, no chance for a photo.

Nov 6 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

73 degrees this afternoon. I was not expecting to see a November Buckeye, sulphurs are usually the only species still flying this time of year in my location. The Buckeye must have arrived between the frosts, it looked very fresh.

Nov 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Nov 6 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital City Springs State Recreation Area
Dane County

Warm day, sunny, very light wind--high 60s. The Monarch seemed to be struggling to gain altitude and flying SW--maybe it was a new one. The two Eastern Commas were flitting along the edge between a prairie and a woodland.

Nov 6 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

I have noticed more Beet Webworm Moths this year than in previous years.

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Sachem

Sachem

Beet Webworm Moth

Beet Webworm Moth

water strider sp.

water strider sp.

Nov 6 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: Herbster lakefront
Bayfield County

Doesn't get much more north in WI than this. Second latest date for state.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Nov 6 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Rest Area south of Exit 163 on US 39/90
Rock County

More dandelions in flower here than in most places I have seen, but few butterflies nectaring. Sunny and 60 degrees at 10:45.

Nov 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Nov 6 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Summerton Bog and the Dam at Montello
Marquette County

66-69° Sunny. Male PC was still hanging around here. Monarch met me back at the truck when I swung in to check Summerton Bog. Found the Female Sachem to match Mikes Male from yesterday.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Nov 6 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Eastern Comma was back again around the apple trees

Nov 6 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Montesian Gardens, Monticello
Green County

Sunny, upper 60s, early afternoon. The fiery skipper and moth were spotted on some plants in containers that were still in full bloom.

Beet Webworn Moth

Beet Webworn Moth

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Nov 6 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: My home
Waukesha County

Seen while birding.

Nov 7 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, north side of Madison
Dane County

Nov 7 2016

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Suprised to find the blue this late! The sulphur count is the day's total, so some of them could have been double-counted

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Nov 7 2016

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Nov 7 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Spillway dike, west side of French Island near La Crosse Airport
La Crosse County

Nov 7 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: West Bend by Rolf's Ave
Washington County

The monarch was flying by in a southerly direction. The skipper was nectaring on marigolds along with a common looper moth and large bumble bee.

Nov 7 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

63 degrees and sunny. I also saw 20 Autumn Meadowhawks.

Nov 8 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Nov 9 2016

Mike Reese

Location: County GG, Hancock Park across from Fish Lake
Waushara County

Also one white form female Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Nov 9 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Olbrich Park, east side of Madison
Dane County

Nov 9 2016

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA-Dueholm Flowage
Burnett County

55 degrees. It flew in front of my car on the road into the boat landing. It landed in a swamp otherwise I would have gotten a "proof" picture.

Nov 10 2016

Tod Highsmith and Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Park in Madison
Dane County

Nov 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 63 degrees. I also saw 12 Autumn Meadowhawks.

Nov 10 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandcrest Park, Wautoma
Waushara County

Nov 10 2016

Mike Reese

Location: George Sorenson Nautural Area
Waushara County

Also 15 Autumn Meadowhawks

Nov 10 2016

Mike Reese

Location: County GG, Hancock Park across from Fish Lake
Waushara County

More than 200 dandelion blossoms in the park as the sole nectar source

Nov 14 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Looked fairly fresh, was flying low to the ground.

Nov 14 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Field next to our house
Marquette County

Nov 16 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Sandcrest Park
Waushara County

53 degrees and sunny. I saw one as I drove into the parking lot, but it was the only one I saw. Still plenty of dandelions in flower.

Nov 16 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Timberwood Lane, Holmen
La Crosse County

About 50 F. Surprised to see so many Clouded Sulphurs. They were nectaring on dandelions and perching in the grass in sunny locations.

Nov 16 2016

James Shulkin

Location: Middleton Confluence Pond
Dane County

feeding on dandelions.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 17 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Nov 17 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Garden
Dane County

Nov 17 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Deerfield H.S.
Dane County

Nov 17 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Timberwood Lane, Holmen
La Crosse County

Warmer than yesterday (about 60F), but thin clouds reduced warming effect of the sun. A couple Autumn Meadowhawks seen as well. I got a better look at what turned out to be an Orange Sulphur. I saw it yesterday, but wasn't sure and didn't report it.

Nov 17 2016

Pamela Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

10:52 - 12:02, 1.3 miles, 62 - 66 F, S wind 15 - 13 mph with 20 mph gusts, 58 - 52 % RH. Orange sulfur nectaring on dandelion.

Nov 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

68 degrees and mostly sunny. I also saw nine Autumn Meadowhawks.

Nov 17 2016

Tommy Mader

Location: Cottage Grove - Deck of our house
Dane County

My 1st ever sighting of an Eastern Comma. A cute little bugger.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 25 2016

Armund Bartz

Location: Private land adjacent to Rush Crk State Natural Area
Crawford County

Seen flying and resting/warming in sun multiple times while having left-over turkey at deer camp.

Nov 29 2016

Jerry Ziegler

Location: N8740 Pickeral Lake Road Town of Troy
Walworth County

A warm November day brings out lots of us, including an Eastern comma that circled around me several times at about 11 a.m. Very healthy looking with no raggedy edges. Bright color. Couldn't get my camera out before it was off into the woods.