Butterfly sightings for September 2016

Sep 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Sep 1 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Ice Age Trail south of Verona
Dane County

The creekside environment of this trail supports a resident population of Viceroys (and also carnivorous mosquitoes which lurk in the woods). Fortunately the side trails to the meadows and prairie are well-maintained.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 1 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Comstock Bog State Natural
Marquette County

Mid-70s, mostly sunny. Early-mid afternoon saw lots of sulphurs, both clouded and orange, and some common buckeyes. Later, in a different area where there were very few nectar sources, there were some American coppers (but very few other butterflies in that area). Later in the afternoon we visited another area which had a good number of nectar sources but no butterflies at all.

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 1 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sep 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Sep 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 2 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Shea and Shurch Thomson Prairies
Iowa County

Short visits at both places due to time constraints. Saw quite a few butterflies though. Good to see a number of meadow fritillaries. I haven't seen many of them this year.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 2 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on Star Lake Road, 1/2 mile from HWY 32
Oconto County

Sep 2 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Two Rivers to Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sep 2 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes, North of Hwy 310
Manitowoc County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was a worn black-form female.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

White-marked Tussock Moth

White-marked Tussock Moth

Sep 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Frenz's Garden Center in Thiensville
Ozaukee County

Sep 2 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 3 2016

Jan Van Vleck

Location: Madison on the west side of Lake Monona
Dane County

The butterfly was sitting quietly on a brick near my butterfly bush but I did not see it on the bush.

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 3 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Preserve, Trilliium Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Harvester

Harvester

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

Sep 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Wauwatosa Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 3 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Y
Ozaukee County

I also saw a Pileated Woodpecker.

Sep 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Rd. in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 3 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Farm Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Very enjoyable visit to McKee Park. Lots of nectar sources. I was happy to see a a good number of fiery skippers. They are one of my favorite butterflies. Once you find them, they always seem willing to pose for photos, including in some rather unusual positions. Other highlights were a very striking dragonfly that I wasn't familiar with, and a snowy egret who was quite active, first fishing, then flying from one side of the pond to the other, and finally landing in a tree.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Blue Dasher

Blue Dasher

Sep 3 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 3 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Red Admiral was vibrant and fresh. One of the monarchs was faded and very tattered.

Sep 4 2016

Pamela Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

78 F, 48% RH, S wind 11.5 - 18.4 mph, partly cloudy. The pearl crescents were everywhere. Swallowtails and fritillaries were enjoying the thistle flowers. Clouded sulphers were in the alfalfa field. Many moths observed.

Sep 4 2016

Patricia Schmid

Location: Holland Sand Prairie
La Crosse County

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

Eufala Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 4 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Kratzsch Conservancy in West Bend
Washington County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

We saw our first ever Copper today!

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County MY in Newburg
Washington County

The Clouded Sulfurs were seen in a farm field.

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Ozaukee County

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Granville Road
Ozaukee County

Sep 4 2016

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Not really as many butterflies as I expected. There are a lot of nectar sources for the few butterflies and bees seen. The Common Buckeye did not really want his picture taken.

Canadian Wild Rye

Canadian Wild Rye

Bombus sp.

Bombus sp.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 4 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Sep 4 2016

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Samuel Myers Park beach, Racine
Racine County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Sep 4 2016

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Wilson Park, Milwaukee, WI (20th & Howard)
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 4 2016

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida home
Outagamie County

The Silver-spotted Skipper I saw early this morning, hoping to get a photo but never returned. All butterflies were feeding on my butterfly bushes. Along with 3 Hummingbirds and a clearwing moth.

Sep 5 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Sep 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

Sep 5 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Rest area east side of Hwy 43
Brown County

Sep 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Y
Ozaukee County

Sep 5 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on zinnia, in the Monarch Way Station in my backyard near UWM campus

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 5 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

Fringe Gentian

Fringe Gentian

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Yellow-collared Scape Moth

Lionsfoot

Lionsfoot

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 5 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

82 - 85 F, 60 - 51% RH, SSW - S wind 12 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Thistledown was flying in the wind and it was difficult to focus my binoculars and keep my hat on. Even monarchs were being blown by the wind.

Sep 6 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 6 2016

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

My lifer Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 6 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland Backyard
Dane County

It was a hot day (90 with high humidity). Several monarchs flitted through at various points in the afternoon. I saw three at one point, so my estimate of four total is probably low.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 7 2016

Tricia De Groot

Location: Greenville, WI My backyard!
Outagamie County

Saw what I thought was a mother until I Google Drive and found out it was an uncommon sighting of a Common Buckeye!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 8 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Various roadsides and parking lots
Dane County

Sunny, low 80's. The butterflies were sitting on the moist gravel after the rains. The blues were everywhere.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark, Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 8 2016

Joshua Cullum

Location: Home - Northwest of Janesville
Rock County

Also had a very white Clouded/Orange Sulphur which I was unable to confidently ID.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 8 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: yard/butterfly garden in Sauk City
Sauk County

The most Monarchs in yard so far this year. Photo of Peck's Skipper by Dorothy.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sep 8 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 8 2016

Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

These were seen rather incidentally while collecting prairie seeds on a cloudy morning.

Sep 8 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Sep 8 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch in Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 9 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Menomonee Falls, on Monarch Lane by the Marcus Theaters
Waukesha County

Sep 9 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park in Madison
Dane County

Sep 9 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 9 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Greene Prairie, UW Arb.
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 9 2016

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: 94th and Rogers, West Allis
Milwaukee County

Calling him the "sidewalk skipper" because he was just sitting there, resting. After I had taken pictures, I nudged him to sit on my finger. Then he flew away quickly. He was much more orange yellow than the camera interpreted him as.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 10 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Cat Island
Brown County

Incidental while on WSO field trip.

Sep 10 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

One of the Monarchs had recently emerged from its chrysalis under the eaves of our cabin. We saw our first American Copper ever today.

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 10 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Spring Green and surrounding places
Sauk County

After our stop at Spring Green Preserve, it started raining, so we decided to go have lunch. When we emerged from the restaurant, the sun was out, so we got to do some more exploring. Bakken Pond, some rural roads in the area, but the best stop was at the Spring Green Memorial Library, where they have planted a beautiful garden outside. That's where we saw the fiery and Peck's skippers.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 10 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 10 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Including 3 Monarchs observed migrating south.

Sep 10 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Hooray! Saw the Leonard's skipper, a lifer for both of us. Also saw a couple of dainty sulphurs--nice since we don't see them very often. Other sightings of note were two interesting caterpillars and one interesting insect.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Sep 11 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty A
Portage County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty T at Flume Creek
Portage County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Q near Nelsonville
Portage County

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 145 in Germantown
Washington County

Sep 11 2016

Pam Skaar and Ginny Nelson

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

The Monarchs were particularly enjoying the tall boneset and the showy goldenrod. There were at least ten Eastern-Tailed Blues within a very small area at the springs including six within inches on a sunny rock.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 11 2016

Ron Arnold

Location: my property in the town of Seneca
Wood County

I haven't had much time this summer for butterflies or checking out my prairie, so I decided to spend a few minutes today checking out what was flowering and flying. The highlight was seeing a season high 9 Monarchs, until I spotted the Reakirt's Blue, which is a lifer for me. At first I thought it was an Eastern Tailed-Blue, but something didn't look right and I didn't have a good angle with the binoculars. I dropped to my knees and decided to take a photo and figure out later what it was. I got 3 back-lit photos before it took off. I saw it land again and tried for a better position, but it didn't cooperate. The first photo was just a butterfly-shaped blob, but the rest were good enough for an ID.

Reakirt's Blue

Reakirt's Blue

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Family property on Cty T in the Town of Alban
Portage County

American Copper

American Copper

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Sep 11 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Home prairie
Waukesha County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 11 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

Five out of the six Purplish Coppers were along the Archer Drive roadside or in grassland adjacent to Archer, in hte firt 1/2 mile west of County Hwy W.

Sep 11 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

All 3 copper individuals were in the east roadside or east ditch of Farmer's Road, 0.0 to 0.4 miles south of Swamp Road.

Sep 11 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

I took a short hike near Stephen's Falls and Cox Hollow Lake.
The largest species count were the Pearl Crescents. There were a significant number on or near the dike and overflow.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 11 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Moonlight Bay and Bedrock Beach SNA
Door County

Laurie and I counted 28 monarchs on goldenrods along Bues Point Rd. adjacent to the SNA and at the very least another 15 out on the bedrock area along the bay.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 11 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Bailey's Harbor Boreal Forest snd Wetlands SNA
Door County

Many monarchs and buckeyes along beach area adjacent to and Cana Island Rd.

Sep 11 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny, 70 degrees with a southwest breeze. Monarchs were nectaring on stiff and showy goldenrods, northern blazing star, tall boneset and New England asters. Tagged 4 monarchs for Monarch Watch. Also saw 2 common buckeye caterpillars, tiger moth caterpillar and several small moths

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 11 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Also many, many Black Saddlebags feeding just overhead.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 11 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, vacant lot across the street from my condo
Dane County

4:00pm, sunny, breezy, 75 degrees. Short walk hoping to see a few cabbage whites and maybe some clouded sulphurs. Successful there, also quite a few Eastern tailed blues. Some of the blues looked quite fresh, others were extremely worn. There was lots of white clover for them to nectar on.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 11 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Hwy 45 South
Winnebago County

Sep 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Interstate 90/94 and Hwy 82
Juneau County

Counting the ones flying over the road. Many dead ones along the road.

Sep 12 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Near 80 degrees. Full sun when I arrived turned into full clouds by 3:30pm.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

American Copper

American Copper

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

Viceroy

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Sep 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Hwy 82
Adams County

Counting the ones flying over the road.

Sep 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Interstate 94
Monroe County

On my way home from Springbrook, WI after 9:30 AM. Counting the ones flying over the road. Many dead ones along the road.

Sep 12 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Lake Park, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 12 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 12 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Meadow and Edge of the Marsh
Marquette County

Decided to see what was flying after 1:30 PM after unpacking. Saw some while checking trail cams. Record number of Buckeyes seen in a day here on the farm. One mating pair.

Sep 12 2016

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 12 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park along lakeshore
Door County

strong onshore winds (12-15 mph)

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 12 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sep 12 2016

Brooke Gilley

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Seen nectaring on a sunflower species at the front entrance of the nature center.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Sep 12 2016

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops in the Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

17 species. 2nd Common Checkered-Skipper was at a 2nd site. Other immigrant highlights were numerous Common Buckeyes, Fiery Skipper, Little Yellow and Dainty Sulphur.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sep 12 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Walking along the beach north of the north parking area. Spent about 2 hours walking.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 12 2016

David Czoschke

Location: My flower garden near Green Lake WI
Green Lake County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 13 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 13 2016

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

56 degrees when I left the house this morning but still managed to find some butterflies. I mainly butterflied my favorite spots, the ends of Jimmy Carter Road and the ends of Southwest Dike Trail.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Sep 14 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Plainfield Tunnel Channel Lakes SNA
Waushara County

76 Degrees and sunny. 4 PM. Saw this (see photo) darker Common Buckeye. It is the Winter or Rosa Form. The areas of the for wing on this one that are normally white or cream appear orange.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 14 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Sandhill WLA parking lot flower gardens & Bob Hess's Garden
Wood County

Only 1 butterfly sighted in the first 25-30 minutes while the sky was mostly cloudy at Sandhill. When the sun came out so did the butterflies. Saw 7 species in the next 10-15 minutes. Hess garden held Painted Lady, CW, ETB, Pecks, Monarch.

Sep 14 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Mariners trail between Two Rivers & Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Walked mostly around the parking areas with the plant gardens.

Corn Earworm (moth)

Corn Earworm (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Celery Looper (moth)

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Sep 14 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: 2046 Helena street
Dane County

nectaring on blooming Sedum

Sep 14 2016

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

I found a mated pair of Fiery Skippers, several Silver Spotted Skipper caterpillars, and Black Swallowtail eggs and cats.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 14 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

Sep 14 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Sep 14 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

We found Purplish Coppers in all 4 (off-road) grassland surveys along Archer Drive, County Hwy W, and County Hwy D, but only 6 individual in almost 5 person-miles walked. We found Purplish Coppers in 11 out of 12 roadside surveys along Archer Drive, County Hwy W, and Apache Road, for a total of 38 individuals in just 3 person-miles walked. We think this is the only time we have seen a Fiery Skipper here.

Sep 14 2016

David Czoschke

Location: Spring Green Preserve SNA
Sauk County

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw a flock of 15+ Eastern Bluebirds and 2 Great Blue Herons.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 14 2016

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven Farm, Lincoln Township
Buffalo County

nectaring on Sky-blue Asters on one of our dry bluff prairies

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 14 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 14 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Monarch on Cosmos in Monarch Way Station, in my backyard near UWM campus

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 15 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

I stopped here around 3:00 pm, thinking it would be a short visit on my way to the grocery store. I went to the part of the park where I normally see black swallowtails, hoping to see a few of them, which I did. However, I was totally surprised to see monarchs everywhere since this is not the part of the park where I usually see many monarchs. I've never seen so many monarchs in one place before. It made me wonder if they were in other parts of the park in large numbers too. Unfortunately there wasn't enough time or energy to explore the other parts of the park to find out. A great spangled fritillary joined the monarchs on one of their nectar plants. It was so much fun to feel totally surrounded by butterflies that I stayed almost two hours. I played the game of trying to see how many monarchs I could capture in one photo. I have many photos with 7 or 8 in the photo, but my record was 11. The great spangled fritillaries and pearl crescents were very worn.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 15 2016

Alon Coppens

Location: Private grassland in Chippewa R floodplain, west of Chippewa Falls
Chippewa County

Upper 60s, calm, sunny. Asters, few Goldenrods, and a few Black Eyed Susans. Thistles now done. Eastern Tailed-Blues continue to be plentiful and vibrant. 2 Great Spangled Fritillaries (not pictured) were tattered, tan and beige. I was also unable to photograph few dark grass skippers (Dun?) flying fast and low. Single Northern Crescent very worn. Viceroy, initially found among aspen saplings (though photo on prickly ash) perhaps the most vibrant specimen I have ever seen. Lots of Autumn Meadowhawks and quite a few Mosaic Darners out too.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 15 2016

Joshua Cullum

Location: Home -- Northwest of Janesville
Rock County

Sep 15 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Sep 15 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Abandoned gravel pit near Russian Slough
Dunn County

Low 70's, sunny and windy.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

American Copper

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 15 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Sep 15 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 15 2016

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

More Monarchs than I have seen on one day this year. It has been a poor summer for butterflies in general.

Sep 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Ozaukee County

I also saw a flock of 9 Cedar Waxwings. There were many white forms of the Clouded/Orange Sulphurs.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Stiff Gentian

Stiff Gentian

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sep 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We saw our first Painted Lady of the season!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 15 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

There were Clouded Sulphurs everywhere! There were quite a few of the white forms of the Clouded/Orange Sulphur. I also saw an Eastern Garter Snake and an Eastern Meadowlark.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clematis sp.

Clematis sp.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 15 2016

Mike Reese

Location: private land near Puchyan Prairie
Green Lake County

3:30-4:30. 70 degrees and sunny

Sep 15 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Capital Bike Trail Community and Prairie Gardens, Madison
Dane County

18:32 - 19:00 monarchs were leaving gardens to roost in trees next to the bike trail. Buckeye flying around Community Gardens

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 16 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: O'Keeffe Middle School, Madison
Dane County

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Road in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 16 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Badger Prairie Community Garden
Dane County

Also found a late instar Monarch caterpillar.

Sep 16 2016

Fulton Martin

Location: Farmyard in the Town of Emmet (N44 49.27, W89 54.42)
Marathon County

This Black Swallowtail came to feed on some parsley growing near the front stoop after a rainy day.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 16 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

We also saw an Eastern Garter Snake and four Turkeys.

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern Garter Snake

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cream Gentian

Cream Gentian

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 17 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Ice Age Trail "Junction" segment in Verona
Dane County

I arrived at 0900 and did not see a classic giant cluster, but the individual Monarchs were TNTC (I stopped counting after 150), nectaring on the abundant flowers. I parked at the lot on PD and hiked across the meadow to the oak woods, then back along the treeline.

Sep 17 2016

Edgar Spalding

Location: field along south side of Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 17 2016

Stan Rehm

Location: Ice Age trail
Dane County

(forgot to append this photo to previous report)

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 17 2016

Mike Reese, Nancy Nabak

Location: Woodland Dunes north of Hwy 130
Manitowoc County

Cattail Caterpillar Moth

Cattail Caterpillar Moth

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 17 2016

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

Sep 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 17 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Only my second Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ever up here, though I didn't manage very good doc shots. Also a late and very worn White Admiral.

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Clouded/Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 17 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Cabbage whites and clouded sulphurs were everywhere! The monarchs were all fresh males, caught and tagged 2 for Monarch Watch. The American lady was very worn. Also saw a fresher lady but unable to tell if it was a Painted or American. One of the viceroys was depositing eggs on white poplar shoots. Early instar viceroy caterpillar on aspen shoot. 4 late instar Eastern tiger caterpillars on Black cherry and 2 late instar monarch caterpillars on common milkweed.

Viceroy egg

Viceroy egg

Viceroy caterpillar

Viceroy caterpillar

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 17 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sunny, high 70's windy.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 17 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Ice Age Trail, near Hwy PD
Dane County

The monarchs were nectaring just north of the oak stands, probably roosting in the trees at night.

Sep 17 2016

Liana Wiik

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Bayfield County

Saw this Milbert's Tortiseshell on the boardwalk. As I would approach, it would fly a few feet ahead and then land again.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

★ = New county photo record

Sep 17 2016

Aaron Carlson

Location: Badfish Creek Wildlife Area
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 17 2016

Rita Flores Wiskowski

Location: Sheridan Drive/Sheridan Park, Cudahy
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 17 2016

Rich Kahl

Location: Muralt Bluff SNA
Green County

Stopped counting at a VERY conservative 75 Silver-Spotted but believe easily 100+. Most on Giant Hyssop along wooded edge at top of a ravine about 10' west of trail on top of bluff. But they were throughout the prairie on purple asters, stiff gentian, goldenrods.

Many sulphurs and "cabbage" whites.

Is last photo a female pearl crescent?

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 17 2016

Dan Everson

Location: Olga Brener Butterfly Garden and Hillcrest Prairie Middle School tennis courts
Shawano County

One buckeye and three monarchs nectaring at Olga Brener. Two buckeyes and 1 monarch at Hillcrest Prairie. 6 monarchs migrating through tennis courts.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 17 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner Trail, Two Rivers/Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

9:15 - 11:00AM, sunny, upper 60s. Thanks to Les Ferge for identifying the moth!

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Soybean Looper (Chrysodeixis includens)

Soybean Looper (Chrysodeixis includens)

Sep 17 2016

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard & Meadow
Marquette County

76° Mostly Sunny. Just before putting in prairie plants that a friend gave me, I spied this guy in my garden. Oh, so worn and tattered. Until he closed his winds I could only guess at his true identity. The other one looked nearly perfect in structure.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 17 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Capitol City Bike Trail at Community and Prairie Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Monarchs and skippers on old fashioned zinnia and Tithonia. The nearby goldenrod, asters and other blooming prairie plants were not being used for nectaring.

Sep 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Sep 17 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Road in River Hills
Milwaukee County

Sep 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 18 2016

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

From parking lot along north-south stretch of Harvey Road, we walked in the grassland to east and north of the gate the closes the north end of the road.

Sep 18 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sep 18 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Rotary Gardens, Janesville
Rock County

What a spectacular day at Rotary Gardens. Monarchs everywhere. Their most popular nectar source was Mexican sunflowers, many planted just outside the visitor center and along the edge of the parking lot, plus many more planted inside the gardens themselves. The monarchs availed themselves of many other nectar sources as well. Highlights of the day were seeing the Common Checkered-Skipper, only the second one we've ever seen in our lives, and seeing the Sachems. All of the beautiful flowers and the other species of butterflies we saw made it feel more like a summer day than the end of September.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 18 2016

Jim Wagner

Location: Oshkosh
Winnebago County

seen in back yard on some zinnias

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 18 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sunny, 60's.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 18 2016

Martha Alibali

Location: my yard in central Madison
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor

Hackberry Emperor

Sep 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sep 18 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 18 2016

Mike Reese

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Fringe Gentian

Fringe Gentian

fly on mussel shells

fly on mussel shells

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Familiar Bluet

Familiar Bluet

Sep 18 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 18 2016

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

Seen while chopping corn silage

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 19 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady and Silver-spotted Skipper at Lake Park

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 19 2016

Ryan Brady

Location: My house just west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Sep 19 2016

Mark E. Johnson

Location: history marker HWY 60 near Spring Green
Sauk County

Got lucky with the orange Sulphur in flight. The Clouded Sulphur was taken by an Ambush Bug just as I attempted to photograph the butterfly.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Lion's Den Gorge
Ozaukee County

I also saw one white form of a clouded/orange sulfur.

Sep 19 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 20 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Capitol City Trail at Community and Prairie Gardens
Dane County

butterflies choosing Zinnia and Tithonia over tall boneset, goldenrod, and asters. Skippers often on asters. 14:10-14:49 0.9 miles

Sep 20 2016

Jim Wagner

Location: Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sep 20 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

80, sunny and no wind.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 20 2016

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Milwaukee
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail in Monarch Way Station in my backyard, near UWM campus

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 20 2016

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 20 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 20 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

A birding walk turned into a butterfly walk around 11:30 when the clouds cleared. I've never seen so many Dainty Sulphurs! (and I only walked part of the field) It was so much fun to get multiple chances at photos!

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 20 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Sep 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 21 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I also saw four Eastern Bluebirds and twenty Blue-winged Teals.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 22 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sep 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 22 2016

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About a mile south of Fifield
Price County

The Milbert's Tortoiseshell was attracted to the asters near the front of our house.

Sep 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 22 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

I was so surprised to find so many butterflies on a cloudy day. There were also a lot of interesting moths nectaring on the Asters.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 23 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

70, cloudy, still wet from the rain.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 23 2016

Brooke Gilley

Location: York Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Saw at least 4 individuals flying and nectaring.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Sep 23 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Katherine Kearney Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

We also saw some interesting fungi that grew one on top of the other on the side of a tree.

Sep 23 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Low 70's and windy.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Sep 23 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 23 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 24 2016

Pamela Skaar

Location: Capitol City Bike Trail at Community and Prairie Gardens
Dane County

2 pairs Cabbage Whites observed mating. Sachem female. Fiery Skipper male.

Sep 24 2016

Joan Vennie

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 24 2016

Jim Wagner

Location: Oshkosh
Winnebago County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 24 2016

Bob Ring

Location: Prairie garden in my yard near High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Beautiful day with many prairie plants in full bloom. This was only the third encounter in my lifetime with the American Snout. I had about 200 Monarchs last weekend, but only a few noted today.

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Sep 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Sep 24 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Sep 24 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

I was hoping this was a Question Mark, but I think it's an Eastern comma. Also saw a 5th instar monarch caterpillar and a Common Buckeye chrysalis.

Common Buckeye chrysalis

Common Buckeye chrysalis

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 24 2016

Mike Reese, Bob Bergen

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

I was at Bob's house when he noticed a swallowtail flying around his backyard. To my amazement it a Giant Swallowtail, only the 4th Giant Swallowtail I have seen in Waushara County since 2000. I still don't have a photo record for this species in the county!

Sep 24 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm on FR 2117, 1/2 mile from Hwy 32
Oconto County

Sep 25 2016

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island
Milwaukee County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 25 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Horicon Marsh
Fond du Lac County

Sep 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods in West Bend
Washington County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 25 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 25 2016

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 25 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 26 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

Sep 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 26 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 26 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Meadowbrook Park, Howard
Brown County

Most of the leps seen along the trails in the old fields.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 27 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: OKeeffe Middle School, Madison
Dane County

Sep 27 2016

Jim Otto

Location: Schoenberg Marsh waterfowl production area, trail north of Priem Rd
Columbia County

Mostly cloudy, breezy, temp 60F

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Sep 27 2016

Pat Fojut

Location: Brooklyn Wildlife Area
Green County

Sep 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 28 2016

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

After a couple days of rainy, cool weather the sun came out this afternoon. Cabbage whites and Clouded sulphurs were everywhere nectaring on New England and frost asters. Too many to count!

Sep 28 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 29 2016

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Near Lake Kegonsa State Park
Dane County

Very windy day, 60s for temps, at the lake edge on a small native plant garden.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 29 2016

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

I saw my FOY Painted Lady yesterday late afternoon when the sun popped out, and it was still around today.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 29 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Madison, west side, private flower garden
Dane County

What fun to see butterflies and get some photos this late in the season. The preferred nectar sources were zinnias and marigolds (except for one cabbage white who seemed to enjoy a garden hose). The monarch didn't pose for a photo. The Peck's skipper sat nicely on a marigold, but too far away and with an obstructed view--I got a good look but no good photos.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 29 2016

Douglas Buege

Location: OKeeffe Middle School
Dane County

Sep 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

I also saw one white form of a clouded/orange sulphur.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 29 2016

Christine Stanke

Location: In my yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 29 2016

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Verona, flowers near the entrance to my condo complex
Dane County

Late afternoon, returning home after appointments, my stop at the west side flower garden, and some shopping. As I turned into the driveway of our condo complex, I saw a skipper sitting on some flowers right near the sign for our complex. I parked the car, grabbed my camera, and managed to get a number of photos. He stayed for quite awhile on this group of flowers, flitting from one cluster to the next. (Previously I had never seen anything but cabbage whites in this area of our condo complex, so this was a welcome surprise.)

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 29 2016

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

About 70 degrees, sunny and breezy.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 29 2016

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Seen mostly visiting New England & Heath asters

Sep 30 2016

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About a mile south of Fifield.
Price County

A sunny day in the 60's brought a pair of American Coppers to the asters by our home.

American Copper

American Copper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 30 2016

Richard André Rivard

Location: Erin Prairie Township, 140th Avenue
St. Croix County

4:54pm - Sighted while bird watching.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur