Butterfly sightings for March 2021

Mar 8

Patrick Ready

Location: Cherokee Park, Madison north side.
Dane County

Seen in riparian area along Yahara R. Let the season begin!

Mar 12

John Davis

Location: on the bluff behind my house in Prairie du Chien
Crawford County

Going up the bluff road, just before 1pm, on our land when a butterfly flew up, I stopped and it landed about ten feet from me. Temp about 50 and sunny, beautiful March day.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 13

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

Back in our garden after several years' absence; perhaps he was on sabbatical...

Mar 19

Ken Tennessen

Location: Wautoma
Waushara County

Mar 19

Sheri Erickson

Location: About 1/2 miles east of Hersey in Springfield township
St. Croix County

Spotted in backyard on the edge of woods.

Mar 19

Freda Van den Broek

Location: Port Washington bike path
Ozaukee County

Clear skies and sunny, but only about 40 degrees. First Mourning Cloak and first butterfly of the year.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 20

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland garden
Dane County

While raking leaves, I saw two Mourning Cloaks in different locations. Wish I'd had my camera handy.

Mar 20

Bob Jacobson

Location: Near Chippewa River upstream of power plant at Jim Falls about 1/4 mile
Chippewa County

Sunny, 54 F, strong south wind. Observed at edge of small wooded area, in dried grass.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 20

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard in Stoughton
Dane County

The Mourning Cloak flew out of a large tree near our yard circling overhead then flew off. First butterfly of the year. 50 degree, sunny, breezy early afternoon.

Mar 20

Jay Watson

Location: Backyard Rosecrans
Manitowoc County

Sunny, 53F, 10mph; First butterfly of the season!

Mar 20

Becky Roth

Location: Devil's Lake State Park
Sauk County

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 20

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

My first butterfly of year

Mar 20

Doug Kieser

Location: Winx Flowage
Clark County

Flying along the dike as I was scoping waterfowl

Mar 20

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson Property about 1/4 south of Chaseburg village limits on east side of Coutny K
Vernon County

Mar 21

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca WA
Iowa County

My first butterflies of the year! Also saw a Northern Leopard Frog sitting out in the roadway.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

Mar 21

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

My first butterfly of the year! If I hadn't seen it land on the faded greens in my flower boxes, I would never have seen it because it was so well camouflaged.

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 21

Rory Williams

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

Incidental while prepping the garden

Mar 21

Patrick Ready

Location: UW Display Gardens - Mineral Pt Rd, Madison.
Dane County

Seen flying near by gardens not actually there.

Mar 21

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Mar 21

Bill Fehrenbach

Location: Plover River Trail in Stevens Point
Portage County

Saw my first Mourning Cloak of the season along the Plover River Trail near the Hwy 66 parking area in the prairie area.

Mar 22

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Hoyt Park
Milwaukee County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 22

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: Behind our house, just south of Fifield
Price County

Mar 28

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Mostly sunny, 43 degrees.

Mar 29

Edgar Spalding

Location: Stricker's Pond woods, Middleton
Dane County

first of the year for me

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 29

Patrick Ready

Location: Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Dane County

Walking the path N of Century Ave. Sunny but very windy, 66 degrees. Landed briefly for a great look then the wind blew it away!

Mar 29

D Nussbaum

Location: Our Property
Waupaca County

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 30

Ed Buchs

Location: Kettle Moraines State Park - Orange Trail
Waukesha County

Seen on the Scuppernong Orange Trail

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 30

Dan Abel

Location: Fire lane road west of hwy 55. Town of alvin
Forest County

Windy,sunny high 40's for temp.

Mar 30

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Jackson Park
Milwaukee County

Small woodland along a stream.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 30

Judith Huf

Location: Park at W. Green Tree Rd and N, Park Manor Drive
Milwaukee County

only had a cell phone and the butterfly would not cooperate and pose for a photo.