Butterfly sightings for October 2017

Oct 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Sidewalk near our front door, Stoughton
Dane County

How fun to find a Mourning Cloak sunning itself on our sidewalk today.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Oct 1

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Oct 1

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland private garden
Dane County

Same Painted Lady (with damaged hind wing) has been hanging around for several days. Mild day; high of 70; no wind.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 1

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community Gardens and Prairie, Madison
Dane County

Zinnias are a butterfly magnet.Sometimes 2 Painted Ladys were drinking from the same flower. 15:00 - 16:00 1.9 miles

Oct 1

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy and Middleton Hills wetland
Dane County

male bronze copper - my first this year

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Oct 2

Fred Dike

Location: moundsview grassland
Iowa County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 2

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse
La Crosse County

Lots of Painted Ladies in La Crosse for the last three weeks

Oct 2

Steve Kinyon

Location: La Crosse near Weigent Park
La Crosse County

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 2

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg
Dane County

I think I need a bumper sticker that says "I Stop for Zinnias". On my way home, I noticed that there were two patches of zinnias at the entrance to Quivey's Grove Restaurant. I had to stop. Not only did I see lots of painted ladies (a small perentage of which were looking pretty worn or had chunks missing from their wings), but there were grass skippers galore, both fiery skippers and sachem. They were darting around like crazy. Occasionally a pair would land on the same flower for a short amount of time. There was one fiery skipper however who was content to sit on a rock the entire time I was there.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 2

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison Botany Garden
Dane County

female Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 2

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs State Park and Recreation Area
Dane County

I expected to see more butterflies here. I only saw two Monarchs and a couple of Cabbage Whites. The season is winding down and the wildflowers are drying out, but still enough nectar sources for the stragglers.

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 2

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

The Pipevine Swallowtail was absolutely stunning! It only nectared on Superpetunias. It wasn't interested in the Butterfly Bush or Zinnias which attract most of the butterflies in our yard.

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Oct 2

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Oct 2

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

in the 80s and breezy

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Oct 3

Jay Watson

Location: Meadowbrook Park, Howard
Brown County

Lunch time walk

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 3

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Oct 3

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Oct 4

Pam Campbell

Location: Lake Menomin Park
Dunn County

Seen while birding (before noon). Sunny, but barely 50 degrees.

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 4

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 4

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 4

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison campus
Dane County

Large numbers of painted ladies in all of the flower beds but one was actually an American lady (I saw the underside well), showing signs of a life richly lived!

American Lady

American Lady

Oct 4

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Oct 5

Maureen Conklin

Location: Gateway Technical College
Kenosha County

Several (6-8) fiery skippers active in the flower garden south of the Academic Building over the noon hour. One male landed on the sidewalk and climbed up my finger when I offered it.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 5

Laureanna Raymond-Duvernell

Location: W232 N8909 Wooded Ridge Trail, Lisbon, WI 53089
Waukesha County

Monarch flying about 20' off the ground at about 2:30pm.

Oct 5

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Checkered White was a female.

Oct 5

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 6

Robert Mead

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden
Brown County

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 6

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

65 degrees and cloudy.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 6

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 7

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

72 degrees, cloudy and very breezy. We also saw over 2,100 Canada Geese.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 7

Douglas Buege

Location: Dog Hollow off of Rush Creek Road
Crawford County

Oct 8

Darleen Horman

Location: our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Oct 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Just a PERFECT day for a walk! Lots of fall color, lots of birds and a few butterflies.

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 8

Alex Harman

Location: Memorial Park, UW-Platteville
Grant County

A few more commas were seen in flight, but I was unable to distinguish between Eastern and Gray.

Oct 8

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of Fifield
Price County

Found in the perennial garden around 4:30.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 8

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie Park, Verona
Dane County

Stopped by Badger Prairie briefly around 2:30, hoping to see Black Swallowtails up on the hill. There were two. Very few nectar sources around, a few asters and a little bit of goldenrod, but not much else. No photos.

Oct 8

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Montesian Gardens, Monticello
Green County

Lots of garden flowers still in bloom (no zinnias!). The skippers nectared on several types of flowers, but marigolds were there favorite.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 8

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Oct 8

Ginny Nelson

Location: Agricultural Station on Mineral Point Road
Dane County

There were many Painted Ladies on a very small patch of lavender.

Oct 8

Fred Dike

Location: Northern Rd
Dodge County

high 70s and light breeze

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Oct 8

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

We released our last Monarch of the year that we raised from a caterpillar.

Sachem

Sachem

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 8

Christine Stanke

Location: Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Beautiful sunny, 78 degree day. We saw lots of butterflies nectaring on patches of Red Clover between the rows of apple trees and along a field of strawberry plants.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 8

Fred Dike

Location: Horicon Marsh auto drive
Dodge County

high 70s and light breeze

Oct 8

Fred Dike

Location: Hwy 49 rest area
Dodge County

high 70s and light breeze

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 8

Matthew Drollinger

Location: Riveredge Nature Center - Saukville/Newburg
Ozaukee County

Oct 8

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard and my Parents property near Harrisville
Marquette County

75° Sunny. 30+% of the Clouded Sulphurs have been white females in the last 2 weeks. Didn't add the BFs from my sister inlaw's across the corn field, but I will mention the 50 cent size snapping turtle seen there. Big influx of Monarchs after the rain.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 8

K. Java

Location: My yard
Burnett County

This is the only one I've seen all season in my local outings. It circled my garage for over 2 hours. I think it was trying to find a crevice to overwinter as it kept going to a birdhouse nailed to the side of the garage.

Oct 8

Joan Vennie

Location: Resort near Fifield
Price County

Sunny, mid-70s. I saw two butterflies flying near the eaves of the cottage. One landed under the eaves but eventually flew down and landed on my arm. It seemed to be searching for warmth in the sunlight and lingered long enough for me to snap photos of both the top and underside.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Oct 9

Fred Dike

Location: UW Arboretum
Dane County

Sunny, light breeze 60s

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 9

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sachem

Sachem

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 9

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

64 degrees and sunny.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 9

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 9

Mary Mirasola

Location: Town of Brookfield
Waukesha County

Discovered this on my patio window...

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Oct 9

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

After an errand in Fitchburg, I stopped at the Monarch Way Station (and the adjacent zinnia patch) in McKee Park to see if the Painted Ladies were still around. They were. But the main event of the day was the skippers--lots of skippers. My numbers may be on the conservative side because the skippers were everywhere. Who'd have thought I'd ever say "oh, it's just another Sachem"? Besides the zinnias, there were Mexican sunflowers, plus red and white clover. There were many skippers alighting on the white clover, so counting (and identifying) those was hard. The other unusual thing was a painted lady landed on red clover and stayed there for quite awhile.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 9

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: East side of Madison across the street from our house
Dane County

Oct 9

Kim Lawler

Location: West of Spring Valley golf course
Pierce County

Sunny , 60’s , lslight breeze. Bees, Beetles, & butterfly were on my flowers by my porch.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 10

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Garden and Field Road
Marquette County

55° Mostly Cloudy. Buckeye was on the field road at noon. Photo is from 5" away with cell phone. Lady's were on the Zinnias.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 11

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, south shore Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Oct 12

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 13

Ryan Brady

Location: Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center west of Ashland
Bayfield County

Tied for 3rd latest Bronze Copper! Cell phone pic attached.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Oct 13

Joan Braune

Location: near downtown Madison
Dane County

Oct 16

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 57 degrees.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 16

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville Memorial Park
Grant County

A few additional Polygonia sp. were seen

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 16

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Seen while birding. Bird of the day- several Red Crossbills! Sunny and a bit windy.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 16

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 56 degrees.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Oct 16

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard
Marquette County

60° Sunny

Oct 16

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

I walked the trail around the Clubhouse Pond.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 16

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 69 degrees.

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 17

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA - Cty Rd O
Burnett County

70 degrees brought out a bazillion Asian Lady Beetles that put the crimp on walking the roads.

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 57 degrees.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 17

Tod Highsmith

Location: Cherokee Marsh, North Unit
Dane County

Oct 17

Judith Huf

Location: Lakeshore State Park
Milwaukee County

Mild and sunny. The butterflies had lots of purple clover to feed on in the mowed areas. It has certainly been a year for Painted Ladies.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Oct 17

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 17

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

high 60's with wind off the lake. The Fiery Skippers were two separate pairs in different gardens.

Oct 17

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Beautiful day! Temps in the 60's.

Oct 17

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

70+ degrees - many insects active

Oct 17

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

Mild day (70s), brisk winds. Very few flowers at the park, but butterflies were sighted on Zinnias and Mexican Sunflowers. There were other skippers, but I didn't get close enough to photograph them.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 17

Alon Coppens

Location: East Side Hill neighborhood
Eau Claire County

I saw several butterflies but was not able to identify any till this one landed in a maple tree. Sunny, calm, high 60s.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 17

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 69 degrees.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 18

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Sunny and about 65 degrees, 9am.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 18

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Oct 18

Peter Sveiks

Location: Ice Age Trail by Holy Hill
Washington County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 18

Alon Coppens

Location: Town of Wheaton, Chippewa River floodplain
Chippewa County

Upper sixties, sunny and breezy.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Oct 18

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 18

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny, very windy and 74 degrees.

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 18

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy
Kenosha County

Found in disburbed area adjacent to restored prairie...

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 18

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland Backyard
Dane County

It was warm today--quite a few pollinators in the sunny garden among the zinnias and the cosmos. The skippers were fast, and left and came back when I was attempting to photograph them.

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 18

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno K/RLT Conservancy
Walworth County

Along pathway adjacent to restored prairie

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record

Oct 18

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Glad to still be seeing Painted Ladies and Sachem.

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 18

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our yard and meadow & Sister inlaws yard (E. on other side on cornfield)
Marquette County

70° Sunny. Viceroy, Red Admiral and Gray Hairstreak were in Doreen's sister's small orchard.
Viceroy gave us all a good look at <6 feet away.

Oct 18

Kim Lawler

Location: West of Spring Valley Golf Course,
Pierce County

Sunny, slight breeze, 60°,on annuals by porch of house

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 19

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 72 degrees.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 19

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 68 degrees.

American Lady

American Lady

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 19

Mike Reese

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

First Fiery Skipper in Waushara Co. since 2012 (female).

Oct 19

Douglas Buege

Location: East Johnson Street, near Fordem Avenue
Dane County

Oct 19

Dale Bonk

Location: McKee Farms Park
Dane County

The Sachem were half male and half female.

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 20

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and low 70's.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 20

Alex Harman

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Oct 20

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Capital Springs State Park near Upper Mud Lake
Dane County

Warm sunny day. Not many butterflies; forbs are all dried up. Surprised to see several Buckeyes.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Oct 20

Ryan Brady

Location: Bark Point west of Cornucopia
Bayfield County

70+ degrees.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Painted Lady, Checkered White

Painted Lady, Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Oct 20

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Gardens
Rock County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 20

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Oct 20

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

The painted lady was depositing eggs on thistles

Oct 20

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Was not expecting a Monarch this late in the year!

Monarch

Monarch

Oct 20

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

mild, about 69 and sunny.

Oct 20

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 58 degrees to start and then warming into the 70's.

Sachem

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 74 degrees.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Sachem

Sachem

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: Field off of Division Rd. in Germantown
Washington County

Oct 21

Jay Watson

Location: End of Vista Dr. Porterfield
Marinette County

Oct 21

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Oct 21

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Strickers Pond, Middleton
Dane County

Only one butterfly today, but some cool birds. Four juvenile Double-crested Cormorants at Strickers, one swimming, 3 sitting on a log--I've never seen cormorants at Strickers before. Also lots of kinglets over at the neighboring pond, Tiedeman Pond. Couldn't tell if they were ruby-crowned or golden-crowned but there were LOTS of them.

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Oct 22

Kim Lawler

Location: West of golf course in Spring Valley, WI
Pierce County

Sunny, 62°,slight breeze. On annuals near porch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 25

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

52° Sunny. Was pleased to see them after last nights freezing temp. Zinnias seemed unaffected.

Oct 25

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Sunny and 47 degrees

Oct 25

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Oct 25

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Partly sunny and 48 degrees.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 25

Tod Highsmith

Location: Pheasant Branch, Middleton
Dane County

In the prairie.

Oct 25

Fred Dike

Location: Schurch Thompson Prairie
Iowa County

Reilly Rd High 50s , sunny

Oct 26

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

52 degrees with winds at near 20mph. The Monarch was flying south over Memorial Dr. (Hwy 42) about 50 ft. above the road. It was mostly cloudy but some sunshine made me look up and I saw it flying.

Oct 26

Alex Harman

Location: Memorial Park, UW-Platteville
Grant County

Sachem

Sachem

Oct 26

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

55 degrees and sunny.

Oct 26

Fred Dike

Location: Northern Rd
Dodge County

Sunny, breezy, temp in 50s

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Oct 26

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

55 degrees and sunny.

Oct 28

Tim Fenske

Location: Middleton sidewalk
Dane County

34 degrees, overcast and breezy.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Oct 29

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 46 degrees.

Oct 29

Bob Ring

Location: My prairie garden in backyard
Calumet County

Surprised to see a Painted Lady this afternoon since it froze heavily overnight and it's only in the low-mid 40's this afternoon and breezy. But it is sunny.