Butterfly sightings for April 2017

Apr 1 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard in McFarland
Dane County

Sunny, 60F, no wind. Butterfly landed in patch of crocuses and then flew off above the roof. First butterfly of the season in the garden.

Apr 1 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, 1/2 mile south of Chaseburg on Hwy K
Vernon County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 1 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Stricker's Pond, Middleton
Dane County

This was the first butterfly of the year for both of us.

Apr 1 2017

Dean Hansen

Location: Sec. 6, Roosevelt Twp., gravel road thru jack pine woods
Burnett County

Disappointment was not seeing any Scarce Infants on same stretch of road where I saw five on Tuesday. Weather conditions were very nice--low 60s, light winds, mostly sunny through mid-afternoon.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Apr 1 2017

Lester Doyle

Location: Lodi (Harmony Grove)
Columbia County

Sunny, mid-60's. FOY butterfly and Tiger Beetle today. The Eastern Comma was at home and the Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle was that the Wildenberg Sand Prairie near my house.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Apr 1 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 1 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Navarino wildlife area
Shawano County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 1 2017

Jim Otto & Peter Fissel

Location: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Juneau County

Sunny, with temps in the 50's F. We saw at least a dozen commas, but were only able to confirm the ID of three Easterns. The others were also likely Eastern Commas, but we couldn't rule out Gray Comma. We also saw several moths, species: "The Infant".

The Infant

The Infant

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 1 2017

Aaron Carlson

Location: Honey Creek SNA
Sauk County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 1 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog Hwy 33 public trails
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day, a few Eastern commas and a mourning cloak, and then a surprise Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 1 2017

Ollie Skrivanie

Location: Island View Road in Fish creek
Door County

on abandoned gravel road

Apr 1 2017

Douglas Buege

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

Found a Compton in the same garage window as last year, trying to get out.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 1 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Navarino Wildlife Area
Shawano County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 4 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: Deer Haven Rd.
Waupaca County

Saw three- only one stopped.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 6 2017

Tod Highsmith

Location: Brittingham Park, Madison
Dane County

Sunny, 51 degrees and breezy near the shore of Monona Bay.

Apr 6 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Roundtree Branch Trail
Grant County

Apr 7 2017

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Apr 7 2017

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Sunny with high around 60.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 7 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Near East High School
Dane County

Apr 7 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Dane County

Upper 50s and sunny. Mid-afternoon.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Apr 8 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: 4 miles southeast of Conrtucopia
Bayfield County

Junction of Mountain Road and Stage Road. Also saw one Infant Moth Archiearis infans.

Apr 8 2017

John Davis

Location: On the bluff behind my house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Sorry I'm late in sending this in to you

Sunny, warm April day had 6 Eastern Commas on a log that I had cut down.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 8 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie, Upper Mississippi NWR near sewage Pond
Vernon County

Apr 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Juneau Lagoon
Milwaukee County

Low 50's, sunny and a strong wind off of Lake Michigan.

Apr 8 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Badger State Naturalists field trip. Four Oblique-lined Tiger Beetles also seen.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Apr 8 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Dane County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Apr 8 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 8 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Our property near wooded area
Waukesha County

Apr 8 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Goose Island County Park
La Crosse County

one Red Admiral perched on road

Apr 8 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Apr 9 2017

Aaron Carlson

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Apr 9 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Memorial Park, UW-Platteville
Grant County

Also 8 Common Green Darners

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 9 2017

Aaron Carlson

Location: Bean Lake SNA
Jefferson County

Apr 9 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Morse Road
Columbia County

72° Partly Sunny. Quick Stop on my way home from Madison. There were some damp areas on the gravel. Am guessing they had a little rain last night. The Rock Cress in our garden is blooming. High hopes for finding the marbles I lost.

Apr 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 9 2017

Peter Fissel & Pat Ready

Location: Gov. Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Had a few other Commas of unknown species. Nice to see the Azure.

Apr 9 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Morgan Lake Rd., Tie Mill Rd., and FR 2158
Florence County

My first butteflies of the year! Also two moth species (5 Scarce Infants, 15+ The Infant). I thought the Green Comma was a roadkill but when I picked it up its legs were kicking! I put it down at the side of the road and it walked and opened it's wings. Also 2 unidentified commas.

Green Comma

Green Comma

The Infant

The Infant

Scarce Infant

Scarce Infant

Apr 9 2017

Peter Fissel & Pat Ready

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Also saw what I think was a Lady sp., but it got away from us. Had a few Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetles, too.

Apr 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Fellenz Woods
Washington County

Apr 9 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard
Dane County

An excellent butterfly day! Light wind, 75 degrees, many blooming plants, including flowering bulbs and small ground-cover plants. My estimates are modest. Very rarely have I seen this many butterflies of different species in our shady backyard at one time.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 9 2017

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: Harrington Beach State Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 9 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

visiting sap on injured apple tree branch

Apr 9 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Root River Parkway, Whitnall Park
Milwaukee County

70 deg F, sunny
11:11 am

Apr 9 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property near Chaseburg
Vernon County

Apr 9 2017

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Partly to mostly cloudy, high around 72.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 9 2017

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven Farm
Buffalo County

The first Red Admiral of the season. Warm and cloudy - 65F. Flying in a restored savanna.

Apr 9 2017

Susan Musche'

Location: Stone Bank- backyard
Waukesha County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Apr 9 2017

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

Red Admiral was nectaring on willow and the Ladies were laying eggs. Also saw several Bumble Bees.

Apr 10 2017

Randy Powers

Location: Somers Township
Racine County

Remnant prairie natural area privately owned. Seven sightings, two unknowns -but if I had to guess they were Comma's

Apr 10 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

For the (unofficial) record, the first butterfly in our garden this year was a probable Polygonia way back on February 18, but I was unable to secure an identification at the time.

Apr 10 2017

Ginny Nelson

Location: Stricker's Pond
Dane County

There were also two butterflies flying that I could not identify.

Apr 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Apr 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Apr 10 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Apr 10 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland backyard
Dane County

Another great day for butterfly viewing! I tried to count them at one point and counted at least five American Ladies and six Red Admirals. But to be honest, they were flying all over the backyard and I was only viewing one small garden patch. I also saw the same Mourning Cloak I saw yesterday with the damaged wing. I thought I saw a Painted Lady yesterday, but I didn't get a photo and I didn't see it today. The butterflies and bees (of all species) really like the Pachysandra ground cover that's in bloom right now.

American Lady

American Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 10 2017

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Apr 10 2017

Susan Musche'

Location: Stone Bank - backyard
Waukesha County

Apr 11 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Dane County

Partly Cloudy 72 F.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 12 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Our property
Waukesha County

Apr 12 2017

Heidi Haring

Location: Corner of Lyon & Astor
Milwaukee County

Lower 50's with occasional chilly wind. Very docile - more interested in sunning itself than worrying about me. Another flitted past as I was attempting the photo.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 12 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreen's home farm
Marquette County

62° partly Sunny. Dandelions and buttercups are open. Pussytoes will open after tonights rain. The Eastern Commas we were seeing in numbers last week are no longer present.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 12 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Grobschmidt Park
Milwaukee County

About 50 degrees F. and Sunny.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Settlers Park Thiensville
Ozaukee County

Apr 12 2017

Pat Fojut

Location: Whitnall Park, Hales Corners, WI
Milwaukee County

Trail along Root River. Trail had Ironwood trees with sap holes from Yellow Bellied Sapsucker. Compton's Tortoiseshell was attracted to sap.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

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

Apr 12 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Falk Park
Milwaukee County

Lots of Red Admirals and other butterflies were congregating on the dripping sap from the workings of the Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers today.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Donges Bay Gorge Mequon
Ozaukee County

Apr 12 2017

Charles Roberts

Location: Cottage Grove
Dane County

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: N. Shoreland Pkwy Mequon
Ozaukee County

The butterflies were attracted to a blooming pussy willow.

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Willow Bay Nature Preserve Mequon
Ozaukee County

Apr 12 2017

Tod Highsmith

Location: Lake Farm County Park
Dane County

Apr 13 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Bike trail below sunset vista in Onalaska
La Crosse County

Apr 14 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Archibald Lake
Oconto County

Apr 15 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 15 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Backyard in McFarland
Dane County

76 degrees, light wind. I thought I saw a Painted Lady last weekend, but was unable to photograph it. Was able to snap it with the camera today. Also more American Ladies and Red Admirals today. Low estimate again on the numbers--they seem pretty plentiful flying among the Pachysandra.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Apr 15 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Almost 70 degrees, windy and partly sunny. Saw 2 Red Admirals, one was depositing eggs on stinging nettle. Also saw a Lady sp. nectaring on snow glories.

Apr 15 2017

Bob Ring

Location: High Cliff State Park
Calumet County

Sunny day, around 70 degrees and windy.

Apr 15 2017

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton, my yard on South Avenue
Dane County

Apr 15 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property, Hwy K south of Chaseburg
Vernon County

Apr 15 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cty Hwy T Rosholt
Portage County

We also saw three other butterflies that we didn't get a good look at.

Apr 16 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: Dolly Smith Park
Winnebago County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 16 2017

Rebecca Sher

Location: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan County

Monarch seen flying across a grassy area near the lake in Kohler-Andrae State Park. Monarch flew across the grass for a short time then flew up and landed in an evergreen tree. I apologize for the poor photo quality, this is a screen shot from a video taken through binoculars.

Monarch

Monarch

Apr 16 2017

Tammy Roehl

Location: Clinton
Rock County

Apr 16 2017

Peter Thornquist

Location: Good Hope Island, Milwaukee River
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 16 2017

Joshua Cullum

Location: Leyden
Rock County

Apr 16 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Red Admirals doing a courtship dance high in the air.

Apr 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Trillium Trail, Woodland Dunes, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

My first butterflies of the year in Manitowoc County. I saw all four species nectaring on a single willow.

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady, Red Admiral

Painted Lady, Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Apr 16 2017

Edgar Spalding

Location: Middleton, my yard on South Ave.
Dane County

on my compost pile

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Apr 16 2017

E Whitten

Location: residence in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

resting on narrow concrete ledge (in the sun) in a mixed flower/plant area. Then flew off

Apr 16 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Quarry Ridge Recreational Area, Fitchburg
Dane County

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 16 2017

Claudine Nuetzel

Location: Milwaukee - 59th and North avenue
Milwaukee County

Saw this red admiral in my side yard

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 16 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Allenton Wildlife Area
Washington County

Apr 16 2017

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis, 97th and Rogers
Milwaukee County

Apr 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Apr 16 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

The Red Admirals were all nectaring on Nanking Cherry blossoms.

Apr 16 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Spring Green SNA
Sauk County

Also Cicindela tranquebarica, scutellaris, and splendida. Bethany Harman gets photo credit for the Buckeye.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Apr 16 2017

Jim Kabrhel

Location: Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Three American Lady butterfly flying our newly opened flowers. Easter Sunday. A very bright and blue day.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 16 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Smout farm
Dane County

Apr 16 2017

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Paul Olson Wildlife Area
Wood County

Only our 3rd to 5th Wisconsin butterfly individuals seen this year.

Apr 16 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: UN Springs
Columbia County

The butterfly was sitting on a tree trunk next to a flow of sap, displaying its red stripes in the sun.

Apr 16 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Konkel Road, durward's Glen CE block
Columbia County

Apr 17 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Nature Conservancy
Sauk County

65 F but very windy

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 17 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Bike Trail below Hwy 35 in Onalaska
La Crosse County

Grapevine Epimenis (moth)

Grapevine Epimenis (moth)

Apr 17 2017

Daniel Jackson

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Apr 17 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Fields & Woods along the Marsh
Marquette County

67° Sunny. Doreen and I took a quick ride around the farm. Whites were in the fields. Most of the brushfoot butterflies were in the yard or around the weeping elm & boxelder stumps that were cut a month ago. Didn't get out of the ranger to look for the azures that I had seen the past two days along the marsh. C.B. was the real surprise when checking the stumps.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Apr 17 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariner's Trail, Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

I didn't expect to see a butterfly at 7:15pm with a temperature of 39 degrees but...

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 17 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

Lots of Anglewing-ish butterflies flying quickly along the trails, too quick to positively identify.

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

★ = New county photo record

Apr 17 2017

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Tenney Park
Dane County

Apr 17 2017

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake State Natural Area
Waupaca County

Apr 18 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Apr 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Homestead Hollow County Park
Washington County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: W. County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Apr 18 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Of note, yesterday we had the first spike of milkweed appear in our garden - by four days the earliest date ever (except for the aberrant 2012).

Apr 18 2017

Lowan Metz

Location: Near Washington park and fire station #5
Kenosha County

17th and 18th many spotted, often landing on maples.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 18 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Black Hawk Ridge
Dane County

Low 70's, partly sunny, windy. The Azures were active along Wachter Road.

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Apr 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 19 2017

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Partly cloudy, 55-60 degrees.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Blue Heron Wildlife Sanctuary
Ozaukee County

Apr 21 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: Franzoi Park
Winnebago County

Went tromping around for an hour and a half and I saw this one from the car.

Apr 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sunny and 50 degrees.

Apr 21 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard, Woods along the marsh, and Doreen's Home Farm
Marquette County

63° Sunny. One small patch of Pussy Toes had 9 Lady's at the Home Farm. Had an AM Lady, Red Admiral and an Olympia Marble fly by me at noon while I was replacing light fixture by our patio. That started the days fun. Still waiting on the E.P. Elfins and Juniper Hairstreaks.

Apr 21 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Apr 21 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dobbs Landing
Dunn County

Also a few larger whites, I think Mustard. Bumblebees and Dragonflies are also getting busy. Sunny, low 60's.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Apr 21 2017

Alex Harman

Location: Around Platteville
Grant County

Apr 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Cedarburg Environmental Study Area
Ozaukee County

Cloudy and 45 degrees.

Apr 21 2017

Mike Reese

Location: DNR lands NW of Mt. Morris
Waushara County

Looking for an early Henry's Elfin. 51 degrees and sunny. No Henry's but the most Bumble Flower Beetles I have ever seen! >25

Apr 21 2017

Jean Boldig

Location: Menasha
Winnebago County

One seen just off patio on a dandelion blossom.

Apr 21 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA and the barrens area west of FLSWA.
Burnett County

59 degrees with gusts of wind swirling leaves around at times. Still a nice day to be out until I started picking off all the ticks. FOY Olympia Marbles and Red Admiral for me.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Apr 21 2017

D Nussbaum

Location: C. B. Park
Winnebago County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 22 2017

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Black Hawk Ridge
Dane County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Highland Road in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan property JK & KF
Waukesha County

Apr 22 2017

Mike Reese

Location: While on Dash the Dunes 5K, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Rotary Park
Ozaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Friestadt Rd. In Mequon
Ozaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Rd.
Milwaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Jodi Sweere

Location: Eagle Scout Nature trail, Hilbert, Wisconsin
Calumet County

First observed on tree bark weeping sap from woodpecker damage. Relocated to deadwood on the ground nearby.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

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

Apr 22 2017

Phil Peterson

Location: Pope Lake SNA
Waupaca County

Apr 22 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Trying to clean up the property (pulling garlic mustard and getting the vegetable garden ready) there were so many distractions! Saw several Red admirals, a lady sp. and a cabbage white. Also saw several Flower bumble beetles and native lady beetles on blooming Spring Beauties, not to mention the birds. A beautiful day!

Apr 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 22 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Beautiful day, mid- to upper-60s, sunny, early afternoon. We spent several hours watching the Olympia marbles and American ladies. The Olympia marbles were everywhere and were quite photogenic. The American ladies were busy flitting about--none stayed in one place long enough for a photo. So nice to feel surrounded by butterflies again! When I looked at my photos I realized that one of the whites was in fact a clouded sulphur.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Apr 22 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Leola Marsh
Adams County

7:15, while watching 3 Short-eared Owls

Apr 22 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Property along Buffalo Lake
Marquette County

Calm day; mid-60s. I saw more butterflies than listed here, but I wasn't fast enough to ID or photograph them.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 23 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Baxter's Hollow
Sauk County

Sunny, 70's. Spring flowers in full bloom.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 23 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

First tiger of the year in our garden, cruising the treetops.

Also pleased to report that our pipevine survived another winter and is starting to leaf out.

Apr 23 2017

Lester Doyle

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

Sunny...mid 70's. First Time seeing Olympia Marbles at this location.

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

★ = New county photo record

Apr 23 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station Waterville Rd
Waukesha County

Apr 23 2017

Laurie Smaglick Johnson

Location: Burlington - Thrushhaven
Racine County

Monarch in my prairie restoration

Apr 23 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Doreens home farm
Marquette County

72° Sunny. 10:30-3 PM. All seen while pulling out fence. Doreen was with me. The area that had so many Lady's a couple days ago only had one today.

Apr 23 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area
Wood County

Checking for an early boghaunter without any luck, but I did see a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, my first tiger beetle of the spring!

Apr 23 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Necedah NWR
Juneau County

Dirt roads and both the Lupine Loop Trail and the Boghaunters Trail. No boghaunters today.

Apr 23 2017

Mike Reese

Location: various locations on Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

Apr 23 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills SRA
Dunn County

All before 12:30pm. I don't think I've ever had two Tortoiseshells in one day before. Lots of the large, green Dragonflies.

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Apr 23 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Prairie Moraine County Park, Verona
Dane County

Sunny, mid-70s, beautiful day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 23 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Sunny, upper 60's. My first Tiger Beetles for the year and the Pasque flowers are blooming.

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

American Lady

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower

Apr 23 2017

Fern Springs

Location: South of Black River Falls
Jackson County

I also saw a small unidentified brown butterfly.

Apr 23 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Blue Mounds State Park
Iowa County

3 of us hiked the "geology" trail from the top of the mound.

Apr 24 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

1 Red Admiral was depositing eggs on stinging nettle

Apr 24 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Pleasant View Golf Course, Middleton
Dane County

Surprised to see a BST. Other butterflies blew by in the wind, ID's uncertain.

Apr 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Apr 24 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Apr 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: N. Fieldwood Rd.
Ozaukee County

Apr 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Rotary Park
Ozaukee County

Apr 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 25 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Arena Boat Landing
Iowa County

Not much dry land with the high water. Saw butterfly in the gravel drive area

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Apr 25 2017

Marci Lanois

Location: Necedah NWR Lupine Loop
Juneau County

Partly cloudy, 72 degrees, wind at 9mph

Brown Elfin

Brown Elfin

Olympia Marble

Olympia Marble

American Lady

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Apr 25 2017

Kate Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Sunny, low 70s, little wind

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Apr 25 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Not much out there yet. Was out there around noon today.

'Spring' Spring Azure

'Spring' Spring Azure

Apr 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Park
Milwaukee County

Apr 25 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

Late morning, sunny. Just a quick stop to walk to the overlook. The county continues to cut out trees and undergrowth in the woodland, so the habitat is changing.

Apr 25 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Point Beach State Forest
Manitowoc County

51 degrees, mostly sunny

Apr 26 2017

Joshua Sulman

Location: Town of Sun Prairie
Dane County

overcast, breezy; in prairie, savanna, wet meadow and adjacent alfalfa field

Apr 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Apr 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland
Ozaukee County

Apr 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Apr 26 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 28 2017

Mike Reese

Location: NW of Mount Morris
Waushara County

46 degrees with some sun. I was checking for Henry's Elfins and, not surprisingly, I didn't see any but there were two Juvenal's Duskywing!

Apr 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Havenwoods State Forest
Milwaukee County

We also saw three other Lady species.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

American Lady

American Lady

Apr 28 2017

Zach Borth

Location: Amundson Park, Sparta, Wisconsin
Monroe County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Apr 28 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Uihlein Waterfowl Production Area
Winnebago County

Seen while photographing birds. I didn't really expect to see any butterflies with the temperature in the upper 40s with sun.

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow

Apr 29 2017

Douglas Buege

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

Warmer up north than down south! 50 degrees F when I saw these guys at around 1pm.