Butterfly sightings for March 2020

Mar 1

Armund Bartz

Location: Mule Hollow rd
Crawford County

On private land adjacent to Rush Creek State Natural Area-sighting while putting in firebreak. This is about 2 weeks earlier than my first

Mar 17

Kristin Gjerdset

Location: West Allis - Central High School
Milwaukee County

Was too fast to photograph, which was a good thing. It was a strong butterfly! What a wonderful St. Patrick's day surprise!

Mar 25

Judith Huf

Location: My house in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

In my front garden.

Mar 27

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Mostly sunny afternoon, 59 degrees

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 27

Joan Rickert

Location: My yard, Taylor County
Taylor County

FOY!!!

Mar 27

Pamela Hoyland

Location: Swartz farm, Chippewa Cty.
Chippewa County

Mar 29

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

First butterfly of 2020! I saw one more, flying, but couldn't see it well enough to ID.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 30

Joan Vennie

Location: Badger Prairie
Dane County

Late afternoon, 50 degrees.
Caught a brief look at a Morning Cloak gliding over the dry prairie grasses. Such a treat.

Mar 30

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Finally temps in the low to mid 50s. I saw one other butterfly but was unable to ID it. I think it was an Eastern Comma.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 30

Kevin Keeffe

Location: Devils Lake State Park
Sauk County

Butterfly was first seen sitting on a pile of dog dung. I would sit with wings closed. Seen on railroad tracks on east side of lake.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 31

Lynda Meyers

Location: Kinnickinnic State Park
Pierce County

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

★ = New county photo record

Mar 31

Dean Hansen

Location: Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area
Burnett County

One Mourning Cloak was seen in flight, two were flushed from wet roadway sand/mud, but the other three were seen where one usually expects them: sipping nutrients from animal (coyote here) dung.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak