Butterfly sightings for November 2020

Nov 2

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Country Club and Z
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening. Surprised to see a butterfly out at 51 degrees but it was sunny

Nov 3

Jeremy Meyer

Location: McKinley Beach
Milwaukee County

Surprised to see a butterfly flying around!

Nov 3

Ryan Brady

Location: Washburn area
Bayfield County

We didn't reach 40 degrees for 16 days straight. Then today was 70+!

Nov 3

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Temperatures ranged from 65-70 between 12-3:30 p.m. today with little or no wind. Happy to see these typical late butterfly visitors in my yard near the Apple Trees. Hope to see more of them with more warm weather predicted in the next few days.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Question Mark

Nov 3

Jim Kinderman

Location: Highview Park, Appleton
Outagamie County

Nov 3

dan abel

Location: Stevens lake , town of alvin
Forest County

Sunny side of cabin.

Nov 3

Rory Williams

Location: Backyard in Neenah
Winnebago County

Came to visit while raking around the apple trees

Nov 3

Daniel Jackson

Location: Town of Hamburg Building on County K
Vernon County

Surprised to see a Clouded Sulphur flying after many days of frost.

Nov 4

Kate Redmond

Location: private property on Lake Michigan
Sheboygan County

Sunny and mild (low 60's) - a Monarch flap-cruised down the lakeshore at 9:15.

Nov 4

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area - Hay Road
Iowa County

I was very surprised that my only butterfly was a Checkered White! This is only the fifth one this year in the state.

Checkered White

Checkered White

Nov 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Mirgatory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day(s) - oases in an otherwise chilly fall. Turtles thought so, too.

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Nov 5

Max G Lagally

Location: back yard Hill Farms area Madison WI
Dane County

Cab Flew onto the ground in my back yard, approached it to take a photo; flew off before I managed. Temperature 70 degrees

Nov 6

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

Sunny, calm, 65 deg. Few nectar sources left at Olbrich.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Nov 7

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Temperatures ranging from 56 - 71 F today. I first saw the Eastern Comma about 8:30 a.m. I was hoping to see the Red Admiral again, but did not until about 2:30 p.m. Happy to see all these butterflies during this lovely weather. The Clouded Sulphur flew through with no chance to get a photo.

Nov 7

Ann Thering

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Dane County

Nov 7

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

Mostly sunny, 65-71 degrees F. We walked two miles in the grassland.

Nov 8

Douglas Buege

Location: Near Burrows Park, Maple Bluff
Dane County

Individual was only butterfly I saw on noontime walk. I had a good view of it's top side with no darker markings.

Nov 9

Susan Conrardy

Location: Back yard, De Pere
Brown County

Red-spotted admiral looking for the last of the asters. Caught this after it landed on a dead sunflower stem. About 10 a.m. Beautiful day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Nov 9

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Cloudy with temperatures between 68-72 F. Saw the Comma earlier in the day and around 3 p.m. when the Red Admiral briefly showed up for a photo. Happy to see both butterflies one more time!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 11

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and 45 F but no wind and was very surprised see two butterflies fly across the yard; neither of which I was close enough to identify. Ran back in to get the camera and watched as a Red Admiral flew around me and left. Decided to hang out for a while hoping to see it again. After about fifteen minutes it flew through and once again was gone. So waited again to finally see it land. I was able to get a very bad picture which is exactly what the Red Admiral indicated I deserved for my total lack of 'butterfly sighting preparation' today. It goes without saying. . . I shall try to do better!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Nov 19

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny and windy at 11:30 with temperatures in lower 60's. The Red Admiral and I hung out for about a half hour. It landed in several sunny locations and seemed to be just enjoying the sun's warmth. The day became cloudy and I didn't see the Admiral again until around 2:30 when the sun reappeared with temperature at 64 and the wind calm.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Nov 19

Ann Thering

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Nov 20

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Low wind, 48 degrees, and sunny.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Nov 28

Ruth Smith

Location: Grant Park bird feeding station
Milwaukee County

This butterfly was pointed out to me by a fellow birder. It started out by the smashed pumpkins where the squirrels were feasting an then flew off to land on the seed under the bird feeders.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Nov 28

Lorri Howski

Location: South Milwaukee, Grant Park
Milwaukee County

Sunny and approx. 40+ degrees. Saw the Red Admiral flying and landed to the north of the birder feeders on a pile of corn.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral