Butterfly sightings for September 2019

Sep 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Kishwauketoe Nature Concervancy, Williams Bay
Walworth County

A very unpromising start, 63 deg., the rain just stopped and the skies looked threatening. Walked a little, ate lunch, and by then it had warmed and brightened up.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy, Monarch

Viceroy, Monarch

Sep 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny and 75 degrees.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my back yard in Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County

multiples of Monarchs taking nectar from the Boneset bush

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Amazing day of Monarchs. I see that Pat R. counted the top of the hill by the shelter. I primarily walked the bike paths on the southwest side. The liatris and golden rod was in bloom and the monarchs were everywhere. Didn't make note of other species.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Rettemund Prairie
Dane County

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Sep 1

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT at Hickory Hill Conserv. Park, Cross Plains
Dane County

Monarchs and Large dragonflies (mostly Common Green Darner juvies) everywhere on hilltop prairie restoration.
Monarch on Tall Coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris).
S.P. Skipper on Pale Indian-Plantain (Arnoglossum atriplicifolium).
Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) "nectaring" on Goldenrod. Mostly carnivorous but feed nectar to larvae.

Bald-faced Hornet

Bald-faced Hornet

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Todd Eiben

Location: Barneveld Prairie
Iowa County

I only walked the area next to the road with clover that had been mowed earlier in the year.

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Sep 1

Mary Lemens

Location: Green Bay country club Green Bay wisconsin
Brown County

I watched one enjoy the lantana planted along the path for about 10 minutes

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 1

Todd Eiben

Location: Albany Sand Prairie & Oak Savanna
Green County

It appears much of the prairie section has been sprayed to get rid of woody areas and invasives.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 1

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Not windy, sunny. My lifer Am. Snout. What a surprise! Also Holcocephala abdominalis with prey. Many butterflies seem to be very beat-up.

Holcocephala abdominalis

Holcocephala abdominalis

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Sep 1

Jay Watson

Location: Hager Rd. & Schlies Ln.
Brown County

Saw the Giant Swallowtail fly across road. First one I’ve see in the NE this season.

Sep 1

Fred Dike

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park- Lake trail
Lafayette County

Sunny 70's, calm

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sep 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Elver Park, Madison
Dane County

Riding my bike and checking the prairie blooms around 5pm. Found a spot with purple clover that had lots of Silver-spotted Skips.

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Southwest Bike Trail in Madison
Dane County

Riding the bike trail north of the Beltline I noticed the Ironweed was covered with Monarchs! 2-4 per blooms!

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Pam Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Olbrich Botanical Garden
Dane County

We observed for approximately two hours.

Sep 1

Patrick Ready

Location: Badger Prairie Park
Dane County

Central area around pavilion walking prairie paths. Mostly sunny and 70s, light breeze. Lots of blooming plants! Monarchs look fresh and none were faded.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Tim Fenske

Location: City of Middleton yard
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Green Darner

Common Green Darner

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing

Sep 1

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

The clouds rolled in after I butterflied the West of the Lake Gardens and it was cloudy the rest of the afternoon with a high of 68.

Sep 1

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens, Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Sunny and 69 degrees but clouds were increasing. This is a new high for Painted Ladies.

Sep 1

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Prairie area by Fox Prairie Elementary School in Stoughton
Dane County

Partly sunny 70 degree morning.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 1

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

A huge number of butterflies were on the prairie today

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Sep 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Big Foot Beach State Park, the Orange trail in the prairie
Walworth County

70 deg. very overcast, after a rain.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 2

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Sep 2

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

I believe the two mating butterflies are Clouded Sulphurs, whereas the other two photos of a yellow butterfly are one and the same, just two different angles, and I believe that one may be an Orange Sulphur? I did see two Pearl Crescents but could only capture the one and there are still tons of Monarchs and Silver-spotted skippers everywhere!

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 2

Patrick Ready

Location: Cadiz Spring State Park
Monroe County

The dam broke so mud flats are attracting shorebirds but walking the birm my friend Ruth Smith & I found a few butterflies there.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Sep 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Various stops in Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.
Iowa County

About 80 degrees, partly sunny but eventually clouded over and rain. 14 species.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 2

Todd Eiben

Location: Hickory Hill Conservancy in Cross Plains
Dane County

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Holcocephala sp

Holcocephala sp

Holcocephala sp

Holcocephala sp

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 2

Todd Eiben

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

I did not arrive until 4:45 pm and only walked to where the path turns to head in front of the bluff and lots of Liatris is present and back to the parking lot. This appears to be the same female I reported on Friday from looking at the open-winged pic!

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Sep 2

Todd Eiben

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Silvery Checkerspot

Silvery Checkerspot

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 2

Rebecca Troeller

Location: My yard in Bayside
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on my butterfly bush this morning

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 2

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Cty Z and Country Club Rd
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening but very little out today

Sep 2

Karen Oberhauser

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

TPE and Audubon Field Trip

Sep 2

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

Sep 2

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: University Display Gardens, Mineral Point Road
Dane County

Sep 2

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

Sep 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden n Stoughton
Dane County

Mostly sunny 70 degree morning.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 2

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The Eastern Tiger was very faded and tattered. She deposited an egg on a wild black cherry sapling, which already had 6 early instar caterpillars on it. All the other butterflies were very fresh looking.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caperpillar

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caperpillar

Sep 2

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: The prairie planting area at Lake Farm Park
Dane County

Perfect conditions for butterflies with so many summer and fall plants in bloom. This is a great place to see migrating monarchs this time of year.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

American Lady

American Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 2

Joan Vennie

Location: Ice Age trail, south of Hwy PD
Dane County

Sep 2

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

A cool, partly cloudy mid-day that got cooler, windier, and cloudier. I walked the trails through the prairie north of the clubhouse. What a difference a week makes for Monarch numbers.

Raspberry Crown Borer (moth)

Raspberry Crown Borer (moth)

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 3

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie
Winnebago County

Got to the prairie in early evening. Still a lot of activity

Sep 3

Mary Mirasola

Location: Wetland woodland opening, WI River Tributary
Sauk County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sep 3

Judith Huf

Location: Whitefish Bay Library Garden
Milwaukee County

Had just a few minutes between rain storms and appointments to catch a few butterflies at the library.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 5

Julie Dannenmann

Location: Back yard of 4400 block of Wildwood Ave Shorewood
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 5

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Riveredge Nature Ctr.
Ozaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower garden in Stoughton
Dane County

The two Monarchs kept trying to chase the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail away from the Mexican sunflowers. Mostly sunny breezy 72 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 5

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

60 degrees, 15-20mph winds and mostly cloudy. One worn Monarch was shivering while trying to warm up.

Sep 5

Dee Nordgren

Location: backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Clouded Sulpher on Tithonia

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 5

Fred Dike

Location: Sugar River Bike Trail Albany-Brodhead
Green County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 6

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late afternoon, calm winds. Sandhill cranes and Trumpeter swans starting to form flocks. Drastically fewer Monarchs than a week ago

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 6

Fred Dike

Location: Cadiz Springs State Park lake trail
Green County

mid morning in the 70s, breezy, partly sunny

Monarch

Monarch

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Sep 6

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club Rd
Winnebago County

A cool, misty afternoon but a few butterflies were still flying

Sep 6

Tod Highsmith

Location: Spring Green
Dane County

During the intermission for the matinee we were attending at American Players Theater, I stepped outside and noticed a very small yellow butterfly flitting among the prairie plantings.

Sep 6

Mike Reese

Location: Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve
Manitowoc County

65 degrees, mostly cloudy with a few peeks of sun

Viceroy

Viceroy

Sep 6

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Looked all day for a Purplish Copper but none seen. The Karner was seen on Stolte Rd in the known Karner area. Conservative count of Sulphurs.

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Sep 6

Dee Nordgren

Location: Raised bed garden
Milwaukee County

Painted Lady and Monarch on Tithonia

Painted Lady, Monarch

Painted Lady, Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

2:00 to 4:30 pm. 69-75 degrees F, half sun, wind north 5-20 mph. We each walked 2 miles in the grassland and 1/2 mile of roadside. Several hours after we counted large numbers of them primarily on trees, Monarchs were flying west and south across grassland areas now, suggesting migration was happening. Although we saw more than 500 other Monarchs while traveling around Buena Vista from 1:50 to 7:30 PM, this report only includes butterflies seen on walking surveys in areas where few or no Monarchs were counted this morning in roadside counts. The Bronze Copper was on the east side of Farmer's Road. The female and male Regal Fritillaries were on opposite sides of Griffith Road in different grassland survey plots.

Sep 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

8:30 - 10:30 a.m., 63 degrees F, wind N to NW 12-20 mph, 0% sun. It felt like there was a wind chill factor as we did our regular roadside count of hawks, owls, and selected other birds. This Monarch count is a minimum and also our highest count in Wisconsin ever. Monarchs popped out of the south and southeast side trees as we drove past them in 2 locations along Lake Road (>1800 total Monarchs), including 0.5 miles west of Taft Road. Most of the Monarchs slowly flew back into the wind to clumps of Monarchs perched on the trees. On Town Line Road one clump of trees had at least 1500 Monarchs on it. We also saw a lot of Monarchs in 2 other areas. The two biggest and 4th biggest Monarch concentrations that we saw were directly adjacent to cattle grazing on the wildlife area. The 3rd biggest Monarch clump was close to but not directly next to grazing.

Sep 6

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Wildlife Area
Adams County

Noon to 2:25 p.m. We each walked 1 mile in the grassland and 1 mile along roadsides. 69-76 degrees F, 35% sun, wind N 10-15 mph. The Purplish Copper was along Archer Road 0.3 to 0.5 miles west of County Hwy W.

Sep 7

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Partly cloudy, breezy, and around 70. The butterflies were enjoying it and so was I. Many Common Green Darners in the air.

Banded Tussock Moth caterpillar

Banded Tussock Moth caterpillar

Viceroy

Viceroy

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 7

Sally Drew

Location: Madison Costco store (west)-mum plant
Dane County

Common Buckeye

Common Buckeye

Sep 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Windy, partly cloudy, 70 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 7

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bender Park
Milwaukee County

745-1145am, sunny mild and breezy. I was out looking for warblers, which I found 16 species of. There were so many butterflies out, so I started keeping a list. According to my eBird track, I walked 3.6 miles.

Sep 7

Fern Springs

Location: My yard in Garden Valley
Jackson County

4pm, overcast

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 7

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community Gardens and Prairie Garden, Madisons
Dane County

14:21 - 15:44, 1.68 miles, 70 - 68 F, N wind 15 mph, partly cloudy. The tiger swallowtail was a black female, not surprising given the pipevine swallowtails at nearby Olbrich Gardens.

When the Monarchs are migrating through this area, the numbers have been much higher. I wanted to get a baseline count before they started migration.

Sep 7

Judith Huf

Location: Monarch Sanctuary at Milwaukee County Grounds
Milwaukee County

Nice walk in a beautiful place, but not as many Monarchs as I would have liked. Lots of grasshoppers though.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Sep 7

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Snapper Prairie SNA
Jefferson County

Many Tree Crickets (Oecanthus spp.) - 2 similar species in WI open areas.
Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) with cicada.

Banded Garden Spider

Banded Garden Spider

tree cricket sp.

tree cricket sp.

tree cricket sp.

tree cricket sp.

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Sep 8

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Our final Monarchs are eclosing and will be departing this week; for the summer our total releases were about 150. These most recent ones needed a thermal boost before flying, and we released them from the south side of the house to give them a shorter route to Mexico.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 8

Pamela Skaar

Location: Governor Nelson SP, Oak Savannah Trail
Dane County

12:44 - 13:27, overcast, sometimes drizzling, 63 F, 0.8 miles. The Monarchs were roosting in the small trees and shrubs surrounded by prairies. As my dog and I walked past a roost tree, monarchs took off in multiple directions, many taking time to nectar after flying. None were noticed in the large oak trees or in wooded sections of the trail. Although I was surveying, no other butterflies were sighted. The weather was not insect friendly.

Sep 8

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glenwood City, Wisconsin
St. Croix County

Numerous monarchs in my garden and a Green Stink Bug nymph (Chinavia hilaris) which I have not encountered before.

Green Stink Bug nymph

Green Stink Bug nymph

Sep 10

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie by boat landing
Vernon County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 10

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Marsh Road and Agriculture Drive
Dane County

Counted monarchs crossing the road as I was driving 3 miles from Pflaum to Siggelkow, along Agriculture Drive and Marsh Road. They all seemed to be migrators, flying toward the southwest. There are many nectar sources along this route--Goldenrods and Silphiums, among other blooming plants.

Sep 10

Rory Williams

Location: Memorial Park
Outagamie County

Sep 10

Tod Highsmith

Location: East Side Madison
Dane County

A dogwood tree in our neighbor's yard was covered with over 100 roosting Monarchs this morning (a small portion of which are shown in the accompanying photo). It was a quiet spot, sheltered from the breeze off of Lake Monona. When I checked later, and the branches were moving in the wind, they had dispersed.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 10

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

A couple short stops. Mid seventies, light wind.

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Gray Comma

Sep 10

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Bradford Beach/ Northpoint
Milwaukee County

3-4pm Hot, humid, sunny and breezy. Stumbled across the fritillary, while looking at shorebirds. A real nice bonus! Sorry for the cell phone pictures, but I don't have time to go through them and edit.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Sep 10

Douglas Buege

Location: Eagle Heights Community Garden
Dane County

Sep 10

Raymie Miller

Location: Kensington Drive Pond, Appleton
Outagamie County

Sep 10

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Monarchs were trying to get nectar from the rain soaked flowers. Cloudy, 75 degrees, and very humid.

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 11

Judith Huf

Location: Milwaukee County Grounds Park
Milwaukee County

sunny, hot, and humid, after morning thunderstorms. Saw several Chickweed Geometer Moths as well as the butterflies. The trees in the old asylum cemetery were filled with Monarchs.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Chickweed Geometer (moth)

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 11

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Hot and humid and high overcast. I walked the prairie trails south of the building.
A solo Eastern Tailed-Blue kept harassing a tandem pair.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

The Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis is fresh from this morning. The caterpillar selected an oleander which will soon be going into a winter home where the temperature will be kept at 65 degrees F. I've let Olbrich people know to keep an eye out for an emerging butterfly.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis

Pipevine Swallowtail chrysalis

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 11

Daniel Jackson

Location: Stoddard Sand Prairie near boat landing
Vernon County

Sep 11

Ginny Nelson

Location: Middleton residential yard
Dane County

All the butterflies were on my patch of boneset in spite of literally hundreds of other nectar sources.

Sep 11

Daniel Jackson

Location: Upper Mississippi River NWR Visitor Center Prairie
La Crosse County

Sep 11

Douglas Buege

Location: Tenney Park
Dane County

Sep 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My flower gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Cloudy 70 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 13

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

Sep 13

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club Rd
Winnebago County

Sep 13

Mike Reese

Location: Mariners Trail, Manitowoc/Two Rivers
Manitowoc County

70 degrees, very windy and mostly cloudy

Sep 13

Fred Dike

Location: Lake Farm County Park- prairie area
Dane County

breezy, sunny

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 13

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Windy, cool, day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Sep 14

Raymie Miller

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy Dane County Unit
Dane County

So many Monarchs.

Sep 14

Kris Payette

Location: Neenah near Laudan Park, WI
Winnebago County

Giant Swallowtail fluttered thru my yard, there's no doubt that's what it was, didn't run to get camera - just stood there next to the Phlox it landed on while it fluttered around me and my red shirt, nearly landing on my arm. It was gone in about 2 minutes heading south. Due to its size it caught my eye the moment it entered the yard. A great moment!

Sep 14

Fred Dike

Location: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area
Sauk County

Sunny, slight breeze

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Question Mark

Question Mark

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 14

Fred Dike

Location: Moely Prairie
Sauk County

Mid to upper 60s sunny, breezy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sep 14

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Bark River Park, Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Sep 14

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

The butterflies were everywhere this afternoon! The majority of them were nectaring on Stiff goldenrod and New England aster

Sep 14

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Warnimont Park
Milwaukee County

730-1230pm. Sunny and beautiful!

Sep 14

Holly Bartholmai

Location: Town of Montello, White Late
Marquette County

Two American Copper butterflies were seen nectarine on a Rigid Goldenrod blossoming in a small prairie off the shoreline of White Lake.

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 14

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny 70 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 14

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Sep 14

Pamela Skaar

Location: Patrick Marsh, Sun Prairie, WI
Dane County

From 8:58 - 11:46 temperatures rose from 61 to 71 F. Paths covered 2.0 miles, mostly north of the lake. While I was in the woods, there was protection from the wind but quite a few spider webs. I rescued one Monarch and one dragonfly from webs. One of the Clouded Sulphurs south of the lake was a white female. Most of the other Clouded Sulphur hindwing undersides were green. Cabbage Whites were laying eggs on garlic mustard in the woods. During my time in the prairie south of the lake. the wind was gusting about 15 mph preventing many species from flying freely.

Sep 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day, sunny and breezy. Lots of Common Green Darners, some mosaics and Black Saddlebags.

Green-striped Darner

Green-striped Darner

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Monarch

Monarch

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sep 14

Edgar Spalding

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton
Dane County

First American Snout and Dainty Sulphurs for me this year. Bronze coppers are having a good year in this area.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Sep 14

Carolyn Fonkert

Location: Plain
Sauk County

Sighted along ridgetop, mixed hardwoods forest (lots of prickly Ash!)

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Sep 14

Mark E. Johnson

Location: Spring Green Nature Conservancy
Sauk County

Warm, Sunny. Many Festive and Oblique-lined Tiger Beetles. Both male and female Leonard's Skipper.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

American Copper

American Copper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Sep 14

Mike Reese

Location: Newport State Park
Door County

Several of the other Painted Ladies were in pretty good shape compared to the one in the photo.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

American Lady

American Lady

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

American Lady

American Lady

Sep 14

Mike Reese

Location: Toft Point SNA
Door County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

★ = New county photo record

Sep 14

Douglas Buege

Location: Farm along Star Lake Road
Oconto County

Sep 14

Judith Huf

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Some casual butterflying during the Lake Park Warbler Walk this morning

Sep 15

D Nussbaum

Location: Allenville Community Baptist Church
Winnebago County

Several hundred if not thousands of Painted Lady butterflies. We noticed a lot of butterflies on the way into church but afterwards, everyone was in awe. I put down 300+ but it was impossible to count them. I went north about an eighth of a mile up Hilltop Road and south an eighth of a mile and counted 57 dead and dying that were hit by cars. And this is not a busy road.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady, Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady, Silver-spotted Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 15

Pamela Skaar

Location: Elmer and Edna Culver Conservancy
Dane County

1.36 mile from 13:44 - 14:47. 73 F, wind 3 mph SSW. overcast, some drizzle. What a contrast from Governor Nelson this AM!

Sep 15

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail at Shady Lane
Winnebago County

Warm but sprinkles of rain

Sep 15

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Lots of butterflies nectaring all day

nectaring butterflies

nectaring butterflies

Sep 15

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Cloudy 65 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 15

Mike Reese

Location: West of the Lake Gardens
Manitowoc County

I waited to go out until after the Packer game and it was cloudy and somewhat foggy at the gardens. 4:00-4:35pm

Sep 15

Ryan Brady

Location: My house near Washburn
Bayfield County

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

American Copper

Sep 15

Richard André Rivard

Location: Glen Hills County Park, Springfield Township
St. Croix County

Monarch

Monarch

Sep 15

Jenny Klaila

Location: Turville Point Conservation Park
Dane County

Sep 15

Rory Williams

Location: In our backyard
Winnebago County

Sep 15

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Zeloski Marsh off London Road
Jefferson County

70 and very overcast. This was an Audubon bird walk but not much in the way of birds.

Sep 15

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard, in Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee County

Many Monarchs and Painted Ladies and one persistent buzzing cicada!

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Cicada sp.

Cicada sp.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sep 15

Pamela Skaar, Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson SP
Dane County

overcast, 71 F, wind 9 mph SSW. It was almost impossible to count the swarms of Monarchs flying out of the trees, around the trees, nectaring in the prairie, flying high in the sky. The DNR person in the gate house told me that there had been thousands there every day this week. We surveyed only a tiny portion of the park - 1.54 miles on Oak Savannah Trail and around the entry building.

Monarchs

Monarchs

Sep 16

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Very light breeze to still, Mid to upper seventies, sunny. The first warm dry day after several cool wet days. Lots of Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and clouded and orange sulphurs at a certain point I quit counting them.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Sep 16

Darleen Horman

Location: Yard in Allenton
Washington County

Sunny and Calm. All butterflies seen were nectaring, mostly on Stiff goldenrod and New England asters. Today there were more Painted Ladies than Monarchs

Sep 16

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Upper 70's, clear sky, very calm. Sighting was just what I saw from the sidewalk on an eight block walk down Main St. from home to the post office.

Sep 16

Dee Nordgren

Location: backyard garden
Milwaukee County

Black Swallowtail on Tithonia

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 16

Patrick Ready

Location: Madison, my back yard
Dane County

Sat out for a short while this aft watching my mini-prairie in the city. My reward was getting 2 new yard species, Painted Lady and Fiery Skipper.

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Sep 16

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Z and Country Club Rd
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening

Sep 17

Thomas J Hickey

Location: Monarch Way Station in my backyard in Milwaukee,WI
Milwaukee County

moth sp.

moth sp.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Sep 17

Fred Dike

Location: Pheasant Branch creek corridor
Dane County

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur