Butterfly sightings for March 2019

Mar 18

Pamela Hoyland

Location: 940th st Colfax
Dunn County

Found on the blacktop road.

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mar 23

Marci Lanois

Location: Inside my garage in La Valle.
Sauk County

The butterfly was on my windowsill trying to get out of my garage when I found it. Shortly after I took a photo, it flew out the door. I believe it overwintered my garage.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 23

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland backyard
Dane County

Wish I had a photo, but it flitted away too fast. Mourning cloaks are usually the first butterflies I see here each spring.

Mar 25

Alex Harman

Location: UW-Platteville
Grant County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 29

Sylvia Edlebeck, Joan Vennie

Location: Blue Mound State Park
Dane County

Between 2:15 and 3:15pm, partly sunny, mid-50s. Happy to see these two butterflies. Both were very active, one flew within 6 inches of my face, but neither chose to land anywhere long enough to get a photo.