Butterfly sightings for September 2017

Sep 1 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Low Prairie
Waukesha County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Private property Cty Hwy T in Rosholt
Portage County

Sep 1 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Barneveld Prairie-Muehllehner addn
Iowa County

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 1 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 1 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 1 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 1 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

With night temps in the low 40s and day temps in the 60s I wasn't expecting much today. Most sightings are from County Rd O, the dustiest road in the county.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Sep 2 2017

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community Garden and Prairie, Madison
Dane County

overcast, 66 F, SW wind 8 - 9 mph. 1.3 miles along the Capitol City Trail from 13:35 - 14:32. the birds were not very active, either.

Sep 2 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 2 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sep 3 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

3 to 4 PM, Sunny and warm. 2 of the Monarchs were mating.

Sep 3 2017

Pamela Skaar with Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park prairie
Dane County

12:53 - 14:10, 0.9 miles, sunny, variable wind 6 - 7 mph. All the blues were clustered in about 15' along the path.

Sep 3 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sep 3 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Sep 3 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Grant Beach, Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Sep 3 2017

Fred Dike

Location: bike trail at Syene Rd. Madison
Dane County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sep 3 2017

Kalee Hanson

Location: Cedar Falls (North Menomonie)
Dunn County

Found this guy stuck between my screen door and sliding glass door.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 3 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Schoenberg Marsh
Columbia County

American Lady

American Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Sep 3 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 3 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: along Fitchrona Rd in Fitchburg
Dane County

Around 2:00pm, mid-80s, sunny.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 3 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

One of the Eastern Tigers was a dark form female

Sep 3 2017

Todd Sima

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I did a three and a half hour survey for the Northern Barrens and Ghost Beetles. I was about ready to give up when I finally found three Northern Barrens in a fifty yard stretch. I also found the Oblique Lined Tiger Beetles in a new area that is about 400 yards from the previous area. Still no Ghost but I did find a Grasshopper with bright red mites on it.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Sep 4 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: residential garden, west side of Madison
Dane County

Sep 4 2017

Cenne Kromroy

Location: Old County Farm Lane, Richland Center
Richland County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 4 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Sep 4 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This newly-eclosed male was nectaring in our garden yesterday when a presumably naive bird clipped off his wingtips in an attack. We brought him back in to our screenporch overnight and let him solarize on a screen for the morning hours, but this afternoon he was unable to sustain flight.

We have probably all seen elderly butterflies with greater % wing loss from wear and tear be able to fly reasonably well, but there may be some crucial mechanical disadvantage to losing the wingtips.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 4 2017

Todd Sima

Location: Avoca
Iowa County

I did a survey for the Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle and found 24 of them. It is a new personal one day record for me.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 4 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: County Line Road in Germantown
Washington County

Sep 5 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Hemlock Draw
Sauk County

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 5 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

First real push of migrating Monarchs along Lake Michigan. Cool temps around 60 degrees and very scattered showers didn't seem to bother them as I watched five flyby in the rain. This was the highest number of Painted Ladies I have seen in a decade.

Sep 5 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Looking for migrating birds, It was a bit early in the day (about 7:30 am) and cool for many butterflies.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 5 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 5 2017

Jerry Ziegler

Location: Pickerel Lake Fen Preserve
Walworth County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 5 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Cty Rd. H
Iowa County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Sep 6 2017

Michael Hildebrandt

Location: 1 mile north of Ellison Bay on Bluebird Trail
Door County

Overcast skies, temp of 65 degrees. Photo attempt failed. Smartphone was not on and set for camera in time to capture image before flight path was lost.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 6 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The Monarchs that I saw yesterday apparently have moved south. Cool in the high 50s, partly sunny. All three Peck's Skippers were seen nectaring on low flowering dandelions in the grass.

☆ = New county sighting record

Sep 6 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Sep 6 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard
Marquette County

Sunshine on and off. Cool to cold when the sun decided to hide behind the clouds. Butterfly warm when the sun was shining.

Sep 6 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 6 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland near Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Cool over night, reviving on east side of our house.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Cloudy and 63 degrees. I also saw a very large black and white hornet nest that was built close to the ground in a clump of bushes.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 7 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Necedah national wildlife refuge
Juneau County

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

american la

american la

Sep 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 7 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 7 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie
Ozaukee County

Cloudy and 63 degrees.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 8 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland near Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Full sun, 68 degrees, long stay on lake path carpet.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 8 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 8 2017

Jan Rousey

Location: Black River Falls
Jackson County

Spotted two Monarchs this afternoon in my wildflower patch.

Sep 8 2017

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch chrysalis

Sep 8 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Field Station Waterville Rd
Waukesha County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 68 degrees.

Sep 8 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 8 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard (Mainly Zinnias in the garden) & Marsh (Only the Azure & 2 Giant Swallowtail Cat.s)
Marquette County

65° Sunny. Giant Swallowtail Cat.s are about ready to go into chrysalis.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 9 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 9 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland near Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Full sun, 60s. On gooseneck flowers

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

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

Sep 9 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 9 2017

Ryan Brady

Location: City of Washburn - gardens near high school
Bayfield County

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 9 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: downtown Mazomanie
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 9 2017

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Dorthy Carnes Park - prairie trail from the barn to Rose Lake
Jefferson County

Quite a split between very battered and fresh specimens.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 9 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 9 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Horicon Marsh, Auto Tour
Dodge County

Sep 9 2017

Mark E. Johnson

Location: west of Lone Rock, boatlanding area along WI river
Iowa County

Sep 9 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA - County Rd O
Burnett County

Beautiful day for butterflying although a little breezy. Painted Ladies were everywhere so I just estimated numbers.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: I-43 N in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 10 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Harrington Beach State Park
Ozaukee County

moth caterpillar

moth caterpillar

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 10 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 10 2017

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A beautiful day on the prairie. I've been finding 1/2" tiger swallowtail caterpillars on ash leaves lately.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Sep 10 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 10 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley , WI
Pierce County

Sunny, 82°, slight breeze landing on Joe Pye Weed by porch.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 10 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford.
Taylor County

Sep 10 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 10 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Monarch larval form in Monarch Way Station in my backyard on August 28/2017

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Sep 11 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Harrington Beach State Park
Ozaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 11 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

Sep 11 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 11 2017

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Most Painted Ladies were on County Rd O. I would see groups of 10-15 at a time fly up from damp spots in the gravel on the side of the road as I drove by.
This is a new late date for the Karner Blue. MR

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Sep 11 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Pike Lake State Park
Washington County

Sep 12 2017

Gayle Chatfield

Location: Home near Hwy 13 & Whiting Road, near Bayfield
Bayfield County

Nectaring vigorously on my garden's Hydrangea paniculata shrubs and Eutrochium /Joe Pye weed by open fields surrounded by mature northern hardwood forest, this beat up Papilio cresphontes appeared Sept. 12, 2017. Located about a half mile from Lake Superior. What a thrill!
This represents the northernmost sighting of this species in WI. MR

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 12 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 12 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sep 12 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Sep 12 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Algoma, Edna Mueller's 10 acres
Winnebago County

Full sun, 70s, feeding on zinnias.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 12 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison
Dane County

Many butterflies out today enjoying the warm sunshine and sipping nectar from the flowers.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 13 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Virmond Park in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 13 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 13 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Sep 13 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, across from Golf Course
Pierce County

83°, no breeze, on red Salvia by porch. This Giant Swallowtail has been hanging around. It has a tear in left tail and a hole in the right wing, but can still fly.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 14 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 14 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 14 2017

Gundega Korsts

Location: grounds behind 2984 Triverton Pike, Fitchburg,WI 53711
Dane County

Feeding on goldenrod.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 14 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Goose pond
Columbia County

Sep 14 2017

Joel Trick

Location: Residence in Town of Cooperstown
Manitowoc County

Seen briefly while nectaring on garden flowers, mostly Phlox and New England Aster.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 15 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: Badger Prairie County Park, Verona
Dane County

I was only there for about an hour (11:30a-12:30p), but managed to see lots of Monarchs. Interesting to see that they were nectaring on various types of plants. I wonder how many were around in other parts of the park which I didn't have time to visit.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 15 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 15 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Otter Creek Rd
Lafayette County

Sep 15 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Cty Rd B near Dobbs Rd West W
Lafayette County

Sep 15 2017

Kelsie Schroeder

Location: Pella, Wi
Shawano County

Really enjoying purple asters!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 15 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Yard & Meadow
Marquette County

85° Sunny. None in the woods today. Giant went into Chrysalis 2 days ago. Almost all the butterflies seen today were on the zinnias.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sachem

Sachem

Sep 15 2017

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: About 1/2 mile south of Fifield
Price County

Purple coneflowers and pink dianthus have been attracting butterflies, moths, and many bees in our front yard. Bumblebees and Painted Lady butterflies would briefly share the same flower.

Hummingbird Clearwing

Hummingbird Clearwing

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Sep 15 2017

Camilla Sass

Location: East Troy, WI near Potter's Lake
Walworth County

There were a bunch of them! Was only able to get a couple at a time on camera.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 16 2017

Pam Skaar with Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 16 2017

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

Sep 16 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Two Rivers waysides
Manitowoc County

Sep 16 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Temps in low 80's, breezy from the south. One Eastern Tiger was so faded it was white instead of yellow, another was a dark form, fresh. Also saw a Skiff moth caterpillar on White Oak

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 17 2017

Pam Campbell

Location: Hoffman Hills
Dunn County

Cool, breezy, beautiful day.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Red Saddlebags

Red Saddlebags

Sep 17 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard
Taylor County

Sep 17 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Reilly Rd
Iowa County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 17 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

Sep 17 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Fringed Gentian

Fringed Gentian

Closed Gentian

Closed Gentian

Lady's Tresses sp.

Lady's Tresses sp.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Crabapple

Crabapple

Eastern Cottonwood

Eastern Cottonwood

Sep 17 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 17 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Smout farmstead, Albany
Green County

Sep 17 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 17 2017

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: about 1/2 mile south of Fifield
Price County

Yesterday there were 4 Painted Ladies in our coneflowers and sedum, and today 18.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 18 2017

Phyl Riehle

Location: Town of Osceola, .25 mi south of Interstate Park, Co Rd S & 240th Street
Polk County

I observed 1 Black Swallowtail resting on a weedy plant in my hayfield/semi-prairie acreage. It was gently flapping its wings in the sunshine. I have seen a few others this year.
Dozens of Painted Lady & numerous Monarch nectaring on clover, dandelions & Autumn Glow Sedum. This has occurred 3x in the past 2 weeks.

Sep 18 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Olbrich Gardens in Madison
Dane County

By looking throughout Olbrich we found many beautiful Painted Ladies who are presumably moving back South now.

Sep 18 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 18 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: 2 private gardens, west side of Madison
Dane County

Around 2:30, after a doctor's appointment on the west side of Madison, I decided to stop by these two gardens on the chance I'd see a few butterflies. I was well rewarded. 30+ Painted Ladies, 20+ at the first (smaller) garden. They were evertwhere and nectaring on everything in sight, including cosmos. At one point, I could see 10 right in front of me. This was the most Painted Ladies I've ever seen at one time. Added bonus: I got to see 3 hummingbirds,, none of which stayed in one place long enough for a photo.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 18 2017

Fred Dike

Location: lower Wis Riverway west of Avoca
Iowa County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 18 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Moundsview grasslands
Iowa County

Sep 18 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 19 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc to Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The Monarchs were mainly nectaring on New England Asters.

Sep 19 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 19 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Sep 19 2017

Kim Wheeler

Location: Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park
Burnett County

Hundreds of Painted Ladies in the fields and woods! I wish I had a better camera with me!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 19 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: UW Agriculture Station, West
Dane County

The butterflies were mostly attracted to a patch of dark purple Salvia and nearby Zinnias.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 19 2017

Dave Hanson, David Bratley

Location: Washburn to Port Wing along CTH C and State Hwy 13
Bayfield County

The Cloudless Sulphur was seen in Herbster. This is the northern most record in WI!
Just the tip of the iceberg so to speak with the Painted Ladies. Every yard with flowers from Washburn to Port Wing had at least a dozen.

Ross's Goose

Ross's Goose

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

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

Sep 19 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

First Fiery Skipper here this year.

Sep 19 2017

Brenda Morris

Location: Buena Vista St., Madison
Dane County

In my backyard foraging on White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 20 2017

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Watched three male Fiery Skippers battling repeatedly.

Sep 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 20 2017

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

This count was for a very small area within the botanical garden. It was a good butterfly day! Temps in the low 80s, light wind, plenty of nectar sources.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 20 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Gardens in my backyard in Stoughton.
Dane County

Butterflies were enjoying all my flowers today, holding on tight in the strong winds. Painted Lady and Silver-spotted Skipper butterflies shared the blooms on my sedum with a Great Black Wasp and many bees.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 20 2017

Mike Reese

Location: private residence in Lake Mills
Jefferson County

The Fiery Skippers were both males.

Sep 20 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Swan Road Prairie in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Sep 21 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Green Bay Botanical Gardens
Brown County

10:30-12:30. Cloudy and somewhat foggy at the start. I saw some sun as I was leaving. This was a very conservative count of the Painted Ladies.

Sep 21 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Wayside on Hwy 53 south of Hwy 70
Barron County

Sep 21 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Mead Wildlife area nature trail
Marathon County

Chain-dotted Geometer (moth)

Chain-dotted Geometer (moth)

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Sep 21 2017

Phyl Riehle

Location: Osceola township, .25 miles south of Co Rd S & 240th Street
Polk County

About 20-30 Painted Ladies nectaring in field. Thistle flowers are popular today.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 21 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Cleveland, east of Cornell Lake
Chippewa County

Hot, humid. Painted Ladies swarming the sedum, 7 in one flower bed. Comma landed on me then hung out on cement slab.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Monarch caterpillae

Monarch caterpillae

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 21 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

83 degrees and sunny. The Painted Ladies were seen nectaring exclusively on Red Clover and the Monarchs were seen nectaring on both Red Clover and New England Asters.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 21 2017

Dan Sonnenberg

Location: Our Garden and flowers surrounding the barn
Marquette County

84° Sunny Doreen and I walked around the barn late in the afternoon.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 22 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Sunny, temperature was upper 80's to 90. Dry conditions and limited nectar sources.

Sep 22 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 22 2017

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Spring Green Library flower bed.
Iowa County

Mostly on zinnias.

Sep 22 2017

Janet Mueller

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

90s and humid. Very active.

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 22 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Just planted a Celosia plant in my garden this morning, and a few hours later there was a Silver-spotted Skipper going from one flower spike to an other. Very hot (92 degrees) and humid today.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 22 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Also had a sulfur but no id.

Sep 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Library
Milwaukee County

Sep 23 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 23 2017

Joan Vennie

Location: Upper Mississippi River, LaCrosse District visitor center
La Crosse County

We discovered the Brice Prairie nature center on a road trip. We found butterflies in the southern section where the goldenrod was in bloom.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch, Painted Lady

Monarch, Painted Lady

Sep 23 2017

Josh Quarfoot

Location: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

90 degree temps.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sep 23 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Visitor Center off I-90 re-entering WI from MN
La Crosse County

Around 2:00pm. Upper 90s. Behind the Visitor Center there's a slope down to the Mississipi River, not a very big area, but there were enough nectar sources to attracts some butterflies.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 23 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

High temp 90.4 today.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 23 2017

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: UW Agricultural Research Station on Mineral Point Road
Dane County

Monarch

Monarch

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 23 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Superior Municipal Forest
Douglas County

The Painted Ladies have migrated throughout Wisconsin in bunches from the west and were nectaring on whatever they could find including Butter and Eggs, Burdock, and Spotted Knapweed. The Dainty Sulphur was the first in Wisconsin this year.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Sep 23 2017

Mike Reese

Location: The last two westernmost parking areas and roadsides, Wisconsin Point, Superior
Douglas County

Sep 23 2017

Jennifer Wenzel

Location: Wisconsin Point in Superior. Beach area off of first parking lot.
Douglas County

Seen flying on the beach during WSO's Jaegerfest field trip. Rescued out of Lake Superior and was able to fly away after it dried off. Wings very worn.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

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

Sep 23 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Council Grounds State Park
Lincoln County

American Copper

American Copper

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

Sep 23 2017

Brenda Granquist

Location: my backyard
Douglas County

Too many Painted Ladies to count. All of them were on the sedum, coneflowers and zinnias.

Sep 23 2017

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

I don't think I've ever seen this many Painted Ladies together on one spot!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 23 2017

Dorothy Legler

Location: My yard.
Sauk County

The nectar favorite is Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia).

Sep 23 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 24 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Mckee Farms Park
Dane County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 24 2017

Janet Mueller

Location: Town of Burlington, Bucknell Road
Racine County

95 degrees, full sun.

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 24 2017

Dale Bonk

Location: Hogback SNA
Crawford County

Already hot and windy at 10am. Not as many nectar sources up top as I'd hoped. In fact, all the butterflies I did see along the ridge were concentrated on a single 20 foot stretch of blooming aster. Except the monarchs; they were migrating.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sep 24 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Rest area 51 off Hwy 43
Manitowoc County

I had stopped here two weeks earlier and noticed that there were plenty of nectar sources.

Sep 24 2017

Mike Reese

Location: Tie Mill Rd.
Florence County

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

Satyr Comma

★ = New county photo record

Sep 24 2017

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: South of fFifield
Price County

Low eighties, sunny, and windy

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Monarch, Painted Lady

Monarch, Painted Lady

Sep 24 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 24 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Still very warm and humid

Sep 25 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Ice Age Trail Verona
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 25 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Scuppernong Nature Trail
Waukesha County

Sep 25 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Still warm and humid

Sep 25 2017

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Another 90 degree day as the Monarchs and bees competed for nectar from my Mexican sunflowers.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Autumn Meadowhawk

Autumn Meadowhawk

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 25 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Bayside Garden Center
Milwaukee County

Sep 25 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Military Ridge bike trail west of Verona
Dane County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 26 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 26 2017

Darleen Horman

Location: Our yard in Allenton
Washington County

Still warm and humid, weather might change tonight

Sep 26 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Ryan Road county property
Waukesha County

Sep 26 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 26 2017

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard
Taylor County

Sep 26 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

66 degrees and cloudy.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 27 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

68 degrees and mostly cloudly.

Sep 27 2017

Mary Mirasola

Location: Seno Conservancy, Restored Prairie area, Wheatland, WI
Kenosha County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 27 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 28 2017

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Sep 28 2017

Ann Thering

Location: My Garden
Dane County

Sep 28 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

70F and Sunny, 5-10mph

Sep 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Trinity Creek Wetland in Mequon
Ozaukee County

62 degrees and sunny.

Sep 28 2017

Chuck Petters

Location: Marsh Road
Waupaca County

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Sep 28 2017

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

70 degrees and sunny.

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 28 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Everyone on asters today, but earlier this week the Mexican Sunflower was a butterfly magnet.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 28 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Brown Deer Elementary
Milwaukee County

Sep 28 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: Lapham Peak State Park
Waukesha County

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 28 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck

Location: west side of Madison
Dane County

A little urban butterflying today. Three of the Painted Ladies and the two Monarchs were nectaring on some aster plants for sale outside of Shopko. They found the 3 or 4 aster plants tucked in a corner among a sea of chrysanthemums, which they ignored. The other two Painted Ladies were on some aster bushes outside of Odana Antiques. And the Cabbage White was just flying across the road at a busy intersection.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: Mequon Nature Center
Ozaukee County

64 degrees, partly sunny and very windy.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 29 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 29 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Cadiz Springs Recreation Area
Green County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Question Mark

Question Mark

★ = New county photo record

Sep 29 2017

Fred Dike

Location: yellowstone State Park wildlife loop
Lafayette County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 30 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: private gardens, west side of Madison
Dane County

Visited the gardens I visited about a week and a half ago to see if the painted ladies were still around. They were, big time. Nice to see more monarchs and fiery skippers too. The added bonus today was seeing a wild turkey and her two chicks come out of a wooded area, then walk across a very large paved parking lot to get to a grassy area on the other side.

Monarch

Monarch

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 30 2017

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: McKee Park, Fitchburg
Dane County

Stopped at the Monarch Way Station and the adjacent flower bed. Only one monarch, and smaller numbers of the other butterflies.

Sep 30 2017

Christine Stanke

Location: In our neighborhood in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Sep 30 2017

Rose Tiegs

Location: Oneida Home
Outagamie County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 30 2017

Kevin Teschendorf

Location: Town of Madison
Dane County

have seen in zinnias the past week

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 30 2017

Nick Gremban

Location: Loon Rapids Road, Mountain
Oconto County

Was pleasantly surprised to see a Common Buckeye!

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 30 2017

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

butterflies sighted while birding today in the park.

Sep 30 2017

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

This past week two different friends in Cass County northern Minnesota emailed me photos asking Whats Going On Here? They had 20+ and 70+ Painted Ladies in their small residential flower gardens.

Sep 30 2017

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, across from golf course
Pierce County

On flowers by porch, warm day, 70, sunny. Light breeze

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

★ = New county photo record

Sep 30 2017

Jill Mertens

Location: My garden
Manitowoc County

On a coreopsis

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 30 2017

Fred Dike

Location: Ice Age Trail south of Verona
Dane County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 30 2017

Laura Amundson

Location: Verona
Dane County

Enjoying my front yard perennial garden

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 30 2017

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans, WI
Manitowoc County

Sep 30 2017

Sue Feyrer

Location: UW Waukesha Field Station
Waukesha County

Sep 30 2017

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak