Butterfly sightings for April 2016

Apr 1 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Just outside of Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

FOY American Lady. Apologies for the awful iPhone photo.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 3 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake state park
Washington County

First butterfly of the season. Very windy day.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 3 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Bean Lake SNA
Jefferson County

2:30 pm, sunny, 68F

Apr 3 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Katie's Gardens, Platteville
Grant County

They must have been hungry, as they were landing on daffodils and crocus, plants I don't normally see butterflies on.

Apr 3 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Very windy.

Apr 3 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Iowa County

My first butterflies of the year. Hooray! Low 60s, sunny, but very windy. Saw the butterflies in a wooded area at the top of the hill which was fairly well protected from the wind.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Apr 3 2016

Joan Braune

Location: Madison - my backyard
Dane County

Apr 3 2016

Scott Puchalski

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Apr 3 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Goose Lake Drumlins SNA
Dane County

3:30 pm, partly cloudy, 70F

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 3 2016

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Apr 11 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Between 1st and 2nd Street on Dayton St, Madison
Dane County

49 degrees F. Sunny. 3:40 pm

Apr 11 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: UW Arb - Wingra Woods
Dane County

Apr 12 2016

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Discovered a Compton Tortoiseshell flying around our house, but was unable to snap a picture this time. First sunny day in a while too, though cool (40 to 45 degrees).

Apr 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: The woods along the marsh on our property
Marquette County

54° Sunny Quick trip to the marsh with Doreen. Happy to see the Commas on such a cool day.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 12 2016

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake State Natural Area
Waupaca County

Oak woods adjacent to an ephemeral pond.

Apr 12 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Apr 14 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Eagle Hts Woods
Dane County

Apr 14 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Blackhawk Ridge
Dane County

Apr 14 2016

Lori Widmann

Location: Stratford
Marathon County

Compton Tortoiseshell found today near Big Eau Pleine River.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 14 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park
Dane County

Apr 14 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The Cabbage White was visiting crocuses.

Apr 14 2016

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

I also was happy to see my FOY bumble bees.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 14 2016

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Saw my first butterfly of the season. A red admiral.

Apr 14 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Carson Park
Eau Claire County

by the lakeshore of Braun's Bay

Apr 14 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska bike trail
La Crosse County

Apr 15 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Walking Iron Co. Park North - Woods along Marsh Cr.
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 15 2016

Nick Anich

Location: Saxon Harbor
Iron County

Apr 15 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: 2 miles north of Mountain, on Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Found two Comptons fighting to get out of the garage through a closed window so I rescued them.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 15 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: My yard
Dane County

The Red Admiral and the Comma were attracted to sap running from holes made by sapsucker on a Sugar Maple.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 15 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: Herbster area
Bayfield County

Warm south winds the past two days brought up some migrants!

Apr 15 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Henry Vilas Zoo
Dane County

The only nectar sources were daffodils and vinca (and of course a smorgasbord of scat...)

Apr 15 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Indian Lake County Park
Dane County

Hoping to see a Mourning Cloak, I was surprised to see the flash of bright blue on the hiking trail.

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Apr 15 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Apr 15 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 15 2016

Kyle Johnson

Location: Moquah Barrens
Bayfield County

Most butterflies observed on trails just N and S of the SNA boundaries. Still a fair amount of snow patches in the woods. The Scarce Infant (Leucobrephos brephoides) as well as Infant (Archiearis infans) were common. Night mothing was fantastic with 100's and 100's of individuals attracted to banana brown sugar bait (picture is Orthosia rubescens)

[NOTE to Mike: museum vouchers for all species]

Orthosia rubescens

Orthosia rubescens

Scarce Infant

Scarce Infant

Apr 15 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska bike trail
La Crosse County

Apr 15 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Morgan Lake Rd.
Forest County

I also saw 5 day-flying moths, The Infant, one road-killed Compton Tortoiseshell, and one unidentified comma.

Apr 15 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: La Follette HS
Dane County

Apr 16 2016

Scott Puchalski

Location: Van Loon Wildlife area
La Crosse County

Apr 16 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

Was there from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Sunny, temp ranged from 60 to 80. Olympia Marbles were at both the East and West sections, were constantly flying, but just a few, not the big numbers I experienced last year. Should be good next weekend. Also had four species of Tiger Beetles today, including the Splendid TB.

Splendid Tiger Beetle

Splendid Tiger Beetle

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Apr 16 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Mud Lake Fen & Wet Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

4:15 pm, mostly sunny, upper 70's

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 16 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Augusta Wildlife Area
Eau Claire County

Apr 16 2016

Scott Puchalski

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Apr 16 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Also saw 3 commas that were moving too fast to ID.

Apr 16 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

We spotted mourning cloaks at numerous locations. Quite amazing. Have never seen so many mourning cloaks in one day. Also saw 4 orange butterflies, one looked like a tortoiseshell, the other three looked like commas, but they were moving too fast to get a positive ID.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 16 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Along Buck's Ranch Road
Oconto County

Hard to see the comma but it's there!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 16 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County

Apr 16 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

Apr 16 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

My FOY butterfly. Also saw my first dragonfly, but it wouldn't stop cruising around the yard for an ID. 81 degrees this afternoon.

Apr 16 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Kletzsch Park
Milwaukee County

My first butterflies of the season on this sunny, 50 degree day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 16 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Worcester Township
Price County

Chequamegon National Forest on Popple Creek Road. 2:30 - 4:30 Pm, 78 degrees, mostly cloudy with occasional sun, hot & muggy! Six sightings four different anglewings, but only able to photograph one of them, the "Satyr Comma" Wow!

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

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

Apr 16 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

first butterfly of the season!

Apr 16 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Apr 16 2016

Erik Ostrum

Location: Red Cedar State Trail- Menomonie
Dunn County

Apr 16 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Also two species of day-flying moths, 3 Scarce Infant, and 1 The Infant. I first saw the Scarce Infant in 2010 and I hadn't seen it since.

Scarce Infant

Scarce Infant

Apr 16 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: backyard
Dane County

One of the first warm days of the season. Many butterflies were present; Mourning Cloaks were mating.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 16 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

Apr 16 2016

SkyDoos Ganci

Location: Sandberg Woods
Dane County

Sighted while on a walk thru the Sandberg Woods

Apr 16 2016

Sheri Erickson

Location: 2 miles west of Wilson
St. Croix County

Apr 16 2016

Joel Trick

Location: 1601 Shoto Rd, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Both butterflies seen sunning on gravel in driveway. Compton's tortoiseshell seen well, but flew away before I could get a photo.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

☆ = New county sighting record

Apr 16 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Our prairie in the town of Delafield
Waukesha County

Warm, sunny with a light breeze.

Apr 17 2016

Rick Anderson

Location: Bohn Lake State Natural Area
Waushara County

One on west end and 2 on east end of lake along the Ice Age Trail.

Apr 17 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Mustard White

Mustard White

Apr 17 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Riley Lake Wildflife Area
Price County

Sunny, 75 degrees. Also saw another Scarce Infant, which I think is probably the southern-most site for this species in Wisconsin. The first I have seen here and I am not sure if anyone else has seen it at this location. I was looking for my first Brown Elfin of the year and was surprised by the azure instead!

Apr 17 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Emery Township, Chequamegon Nat. Forest
Price County

Windy, with sunny openings in the clouded sky!
78 degrees. 1-2:30 Pm. Sixteen angle-wing sightings today. All highly sensitive to motion and don't hang around. Managed to photograph only two Eastern Commas, also three Compton's & one Morning Cloak.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 17 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Snake Trail Road & Namakagon Road
Ashland County

74° Sunny 11:50-1:30 PM Satyr Comma makes 132 on my life list. 1. Satyr Comma's enjoy flying around peoples legs. 2. Satyr Comma's look like American Lady's from the top in flight.

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Apr 17 2016

Nicholas Weber

Location: Southeast Shield Township
Marquette County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

It was 62 degrees and sunny. I also saw three orange butterflies that were moving too fast to ID.

Apr 17 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

Apr 17 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park, Madison
Dane County

Apr 17 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Apr 17 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville
Iowa County

Apr 17 2016

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Yesterday it was wood ticks 1, butterflies 0.

Today it was the other way around, at least so far.

Apr 17 2016

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Also lots of Green Darner dragonflies.

Apr 17 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Greenfield Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 17 2016

Rick Anderson

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

The Mourning Cloaks were numerous. 100 is way conservative, but I lost count.

Apr 17 2016

Fern Springs

Location: Dike 17
Jackson County

12:30 - 2, 77, mostly sunny. I also saw an unidentified comma and elfin.

Apr 17 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Also saw dozens of Cicindela scutellaris and tranquebarica, about 1 dozen Cicindela splendida, and 1 Cicindela limbalis.

Splendid Tiger Beetle

Splendid Tiger Beetle

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Apr 18 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Ottawa Township Kettle Moraine State Forest
Waukesha County

High in a old tree, some small woodpecker holes weeping sap, a pair of Red Admirals seek nourishment in the afternoon sun!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 18 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Truax Prairie, 44.85599, -91.56730
Eau Claire County

Apr 18 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Blackhawk Ridge, Lower Wisconsin River
Dane County

High 70's, filtered sunlight. The azures were busy today. Finally got a few pictures when three settled on the ground in the parking lot.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Sunny, 60, no wind.

Apr 18 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

Apr 18 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

My first Cabbage Whites of the year.

Apr 18 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

FOY butterflies, 2 Red Admirals flitting around the west facing porch around 5:30 pm. Very calm, 76 degrees.

Apr 18 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

65 degrees and sun shine this morning brought out a couple of butterflies.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 18 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville SWA
Dunn County

E Commas, a FOY Azure and several FOY Tiger Beetles.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Apr 18 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. various sites
Jackson County

FOY elfin and Olympia Marble! The Solitary Sandpiper was in the standing water along Brockway Rd. where the new pipeline was put in last year. The grass hasn't grown up much and it has created a nice little area of mudflats.

Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Trailing Arbutus

Trailing Arbutus

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Apr 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 18 2016

Eric Howe

Location: Village of North Bay
Racine County

Incidental sighting.

Apr 18 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Surprised to see the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail as a First of Year Wisconsin butterfly.

Apr 18 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Vicinity of Hwy 14 and Moore
Richland County

Apr 18 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Grant County

Several Olympia Marbles were nectaring on Peppergrass in the middle of a corn field. Saw a Barred Owl.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Apr 18 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville High School
Iowa County

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 19 2016

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Partly Cloudy to Mostly Cloudy, temperature around 60 degrees. Saw an Eastern Comma too but was unable to get a picture.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 20 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

Watched an Eastern Phoebe try to catch the Cabbage White. He tried twice and was unsuccessful. The white must have retreated into the long grass to hide as I did not see it after the second miss.

Apr 20 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Mount Horeb
Dane County

Apr 20 2016

Alex Harmon

Location: Dodgeville Arboretum
Iowa County

Sighting was by my sister.

Apr 20 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

High 60's, 1-2 pm. The bright flashes of blue along the leaf strewn hiking trail made the azures very easy to locate.

Apr 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 20 2016

Dean Hansen

Location: Stolte Road, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

FOY trip to Fish Lake SWA. Saw a few prairie buttercups in bloom, and the Arabis lyrata is just starting. Olympia Marbles were seen in flight or nectaring on the A. lyrata. Nice to be out butterflying again, except for the Simuliidae.

Apr 20 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

This was a very worn and battered individual.

Apr 21 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Apr 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

Apr 21 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(yard, meadow and marsh)
Marquette County

75° Mostly Sunny. Doreen and I took a ride around the field and along the end of the marsh

Apr 21 2016

Jeremy Niemeier

Location: 5 Miles West of Tomah ~ .5 miles south of Tunnel City
Monroe County

The sighting was on private property in the woods. It was spotted on the edge of a puddle near a dirt road.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Apr 21 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

Saw my first Cabbage White of the year while cleaning the garage.

Apr 22 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Brockway Rd. various stops
Jackson County

Also saw one other elfin.

Hoary Elfin

Hoary Elfin

Apr 22 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 22 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along Cty Hwy X
Wood County

4 sites. 1.5 hours 62-67 degrees F, 85% sun. El Nino years are associated with more Painted Ladies being seen in summer. Maybe the Painted Ladies will join the American Ladies in being above average in abundance later this year.

Apr 22 2016

Ryan Chrouser

Location: Coon Forks County Park
Eau Claire County

Apr 23 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: W6835 Cnty D, Oxford(yard, meadow and marsh)
Marquette County

70° Sunny. Swallowtail passed us on our way to the clothesline.

Apr 23 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie near waste water ponds
Vernon County

First damselflies of the year for me in Wisconsin - teneral Eastern Forktails.

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail

Apr 23 2016

Scott Puchalski

Location: Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
Trempealeau County

Apr 23 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: Mayville Ledge Beech-Maple Woods State Natural Area
Dodge County

4:30-5:30 pm, sunny and 58 degrees. Amazing array of spring blooms and several Great Blue Herons, but only 1 Red Admiral

Apr 23 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Bombus ternarius working on the Trailing Arbutus.

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Tri-colored Bumble Bee

Apr 23 2016

Ron Arnold, Lydia and Isabel Thurber

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

Apr 23 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

Apr 23 2016

Sara Schill

Location: Home backyard
Washington County

Apr 23 2016

Linda Klagstad

Location: Backyard in Town of Brookfield
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 23 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls, and Hwy 54 Bog
Jackson County

10:53 AM-5:06 PM; 57-72 degrees F, 50% sun. Ann Swengel's climatic analysis of lupine feeders found that warmer drier winters and early springs are associated with higher Karner Blue Counts. The larger than usual number of Karner caterpillars we found today combined with the early date are consistent with that analysis and suggest an early (adults by May 20 or before) Karner flight here and a larger flight than in Spring 2015. The Henry's Elfin was on the "South Brockway West" track 0.1 miles west of Brockway Road. We saw 1 Brown Elfin on the bog. We also saw at 5-6 unidentified elfins today.

Apr 23 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Leroy Township - Horicon Marsh Area
Dodge County

The Milwaukee Audubon Society - Kolterman Property
12:30-1:30 Pm Sunny, Windy, 58 degrees
Three butterflies at farm field woodland edge.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 23 2016

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Mix of sun and clouds with temperatures around 60. Luckily these butterflies posed beautifully for some pictures!

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 23 2016

Hillary Giller

Location: Crex Meadows Grantsburg, WI
Burnett County

Apr 23 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Always a pleasure to see Olympia marbles. FOY.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 23 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

1-2pm, 57 degrees and sunny. Saw my FOY male black swallowtail.

Apr 23 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Cty. C hill, Wautoma
Waushara County

I went to check on the Pasque Flowers and there were a lot still in flower but definitely past their peak. First buds of Prairie Smoke!

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower

Apr 24 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property Lyndale Rd and KF
Waukesha County

Warm sunny afternoon. Lots of Bloodroot blooming and a few Jack-in-the-pulpit.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 24 2016

Scott Puchalski

Location: La Crosse
La Crosse County

Apr 24 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

The milkweed in our garden emerged on April 21 - the earliest date we have recorded (except for that aberrant year of 2012).

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

Apr 25 2016

Lester Doyle

Location: Parfrey's Glen SNA
Sauk County

10 am - 1 pm, mostly sunny. Finally got my lifer Compton's Tortoiseshell, first Six-spotted Tiger Beetle of 2016, and a heavily dark-marked "Spring" Spring Azure.

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

American Lady

American Lady

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 25 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

I also saw an unknown duskywing and the teneral Bog Haunter.

Ringed Boghaunter

Ringed Boghaunter

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Apr 25 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Mostly sunny, 72 degrees around 4:30pm

Apr 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

The two American Ladies were laying eggs on my Pearly Everlasting plants in my garden.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 25 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/ Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Very windy! Think this one was hanging on tight!
Never saw the wing markings while open

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Apr 25 2016

Daniel Jackson

Location: Onalaska
La Crosse County

Apr 25 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's Home Farm and our yard & edge of marsh
Marquette County

79° Partly Sunny. The Elfin and Hairstreak were at the home farm.

Juniper Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Apr 25 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Private property/Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Early morning near drainage pond
Spotted a few other species but couldn't get pics

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 25 2016

Richard Ouren

Location: Ouren Farm
Grant County

This butterfly was resting on my driveway beneath some Red and White Pines.
Have also seen a number of Grapevine Epimenis moths the last few days.

Apr 25 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, northside, Military Ridge and Ice Age Trail
Dane County

Nice to see so many cabbage whites that I had to stop counting. They were everywhere.

Apr 27 2016

Bill Satterlee

Location: Scout Lake, Greendale
Milwaukee County

Sighted at Noon along lakeshore.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 27 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Around 1:30, mid-50s and overcast. One lone red admiral. When I first spotted him he was sitting with his wings open, then flew into some tall grass. (Maybe he knew rain was on the way?)

Apr 27 2016

Dory Rufli

Location: Pleasant Prairie
Kenosha County

Might be the same one I saw a couple of days ago but it was ready for the rain that was about to start!

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Apr 29 2016

Ryan Chrouser

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

Apr 29 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Cold and windy near the lake but sunny and warm in the woods. Patches of Spring beauty and Marsh marigold.

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

Apr 29 2016

Jim Otto

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park, Wildlife Loop trail
Lafayette County

Temp: 47F, mostly cloudy

Apr 29 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: Chequamegon National Forest north of Clam Lake
Bayfield County

Cool at 50 degrees or so and not much flying. My first azures of the year. No commas.

Apr 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

Apr 29 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Also a White and a Sulphur that didn't get close enough to ID.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 30 2016

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Apr 30 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Bauer-Brockway
Jackson County

Overcast and cold, but one butterfly was clinging to a grass stalk.

Apr 30 2016

Randy Powers

Location: Worchester Township
Price County

Chequamegon National Forest, Spruce Lane just off of Cty Tk H. 1:30-3:30 Pm. Twenty-four sightings for four species. & four unidentified angle wings that flew away!

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure