Butterfly sightings for August 2021

Aug 1

Ann Thering

Location: My garden
Dane County

Aug 1

Pat Duss

Location: Chippewa County
Chippewa County

It was in the yard on my Dwarf Butterfly Bush.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 1

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Scouting for the SWBA field trip on August 7. I also got a lifer Eurasian Collered-Dove singing.

Aug 1

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Park
Dane County

Aug 1

Joan Rickert

Location: my yard, rural Medford
Taylor County

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 1

Ethan Brown

Location: The Lion’s Den Gorge Preserve
Ozaukee County

Sunny and 73 degrees. The ETS was a Black form female.

Aug 1

Peggy Aare

Location: southwest corner of St Lawrence township
Waupaca County

Two sightings within a mile of each other. One on purple cone flowers, the other on marsh milkweed. Wings on both appeared very fresh and undamaged.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late morning, warm, partly cloudy, windy. Blazing star is blooming.

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Aug 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Roadsides in the Amnicon Lake area, Douglas county
Douglas County

Late afternoon. So disappointing to see all of the mowing in the town of Summit. Pioneer Trail was the only road I found that wasn't mowed.

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 1

Terry Mortier

Location: Mud Lake road , Douglas county
Douglas County

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Green Comma

Aug 1

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Governor Dodge State Park
Iowa County

76 Deg., full sun, calm

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 1

John McCaw

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 1

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny day, upper 70s. Spotted both while walking in the woods near my home.

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Aug 1

Judith Huf

Location: My garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Lots of activity this afternoon bees, butterflies, and a hummer all enjoying the flowers.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek PKWY Section 8
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek PKWY Section 15
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Ales Wellfast

Location: Lakeview Hill Park and Warner Park Madison
Dane County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 2

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine State Forest- Northern Unit
Fond du Lac County

Aug 2

D Nussbaum

Location: 37th Ave.
Waushara County

Seen while cleaning up storm damage.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 2

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Road. Black River Falls
Jackson County

Sunny, slight breeze, oregano in bloom.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 2

Laurie Hanson

Location: Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Outagamie County

As seen on a Button bush

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 2

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the trails at Lake Kegonsa State Park near Stoughton
Dane County

Beautiful sunny 72 degree morning.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Stewart Lake County Park
Dane County

There is a small rain garden between the parking lot and the lake that was just buzzing with butterflies and all sorts of other insects. The Viceroy was so worn, it was almost transparent--and still flying!

Aug 2

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Height County Park, Waunakee
Dane County

9:31-10:50, 1.29 miles mostly wooded, 68-73 F, variable wind direction and speed

Aug 2

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This butterfly was feeding on Butterfly weed in my perennial garden in a calm, sunny evening.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 2

Brady Schutz

Location: Maiden Rock State Natural Area
Pepin County

Seen on a Bergamot flower.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record

Aug 2

AR Cowjak

Location: Sherman Township
Dunn County

Sightings in our home yard, pasture and garden

Aug 2

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Several stops from Woodman's Boat Landing to Glen Haven Boat Landing
Grant County

Temperature was 73 to 77. Mostly sunny. 12 species.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 2

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Suny, 60s-70s, slight breeze

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

Common Roadside-Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus hinei

Proctacanthus hinei

Aug 2

Fred Dike

Location: lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

Mostly sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 2

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Great Spreadwing

Aug 2

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

We walked about 4 miles to survey 6 grassland plots and found Regal Fritillaries in 4 plots we hadn't surveyed in 2021 before today. Eight of the 14 Regals (11 males, 2 females, 1 unknown) were south of Lake Road in one plot grazed using specialized strategies the last 5+ years. Our observed Gray Copper flight period reached 41 days counting the start and end dates.

Aug 2

Mike Doud

Location: Hawk Island Road, Black River Falls
Jackson County

For the past week we have had unusual north westerly winds bring in smoke from Western Canada and USA. With it, multiple days of seeing Giant Swallowtails! Lots of prickly ash.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 2

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Oak Creek Pkwy Section 13
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 3

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Ln
Iowa County

mostly sunny, 70s, slight breeze

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 3

Pamela Skaar

Location: New Glarus Woods SP
Green County

0.9 miles through mostly wooded area, 10:30 - 11:15, 1.8 miles

Aug 3

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road
St. Croix County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 3

Nancy Meske

Location: Nature Hill Park
Waukesha County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

About 90 minutes before the storms started. On EST was another a black form.

Aug 3

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Partly sunny, 78 degree afternoon.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 3

Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Staff

Location: Estabrook Park
Milwaukee County

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 3

Mike Reese

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Aug 3

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

mostly sunny, slight breeze, upper 70s

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 3

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Gates Lake Rd. West of Riley Lake SNA
Price County

Yarrow Plume Moth Gillmeria pallidactyla;
Canada Darner Aeshna canadensis.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Yarrow Plume Moth

Yarrow Plume Moth

Canada Darner

Canada Darner

Canada Darner

Canada Darner

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

White Admiral

White Admiral

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 3

Dan Abel

Location: National forest overgrown log trail, north of Stevens lake, Alvin twnshp
Forest County

Incidental while berry picking.

Aug 3

John McCaw

Location: Lake Park
Milwaukee County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 3

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Our backyard, Lake Mills
Jefferson County

Another good day in our backyard

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 3

Rob Pendergast

Location: Buena Vista Grassland
Portage County

Quarry Rd, 110th St, 130th St, & Townline

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 3

Bob Leary

Location: Lawsonia Golf Course
Green Lake County

☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 3

Ethan Brown

Location: Around the neighborhood
Ozaukee County

First time I’ve seen ETSs in the neighborhood.

Aug 4

Kate Redmond

Location: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust Lake Twelve preserve
Washington County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 4

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Early, 8:30-10am. Sunny, 75 degrees.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 4

Ethan Brown

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

The Checkered skipper was hit by a car but it lived!

Aug 4

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Hopkins Rd. Prairie, Goose Pond
Dane County

Many ET Blues on red clover along mowed paths.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 4

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My yard and gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Sunny, hazy, 82 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 4

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Lower Wis Riverway: Several stops between Gotham and Blue River.
Richland County

83 degrees. Mostly sunny. Scouting out part of the Avoca NABA Count Area. Dainty Sulphur is a scarce migrant. 14 species.

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 4

Rory Williams

Location: Just south of Country Club and Z
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening

Aug 4

Dave Hogg

Location: Butterfly garden at residence in Waunakee
Dane County

Butterflies seen while trimming & weeding.

Aug 4

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion/Near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Late afternoon visitors to my flower garden. Sunny, 85 degrees, calm.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 4

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 80 degrees, 11 am. Spotted a Giant Swallowtail in my garden again; it favors the zinnias.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 4

Kathy Kascewicz

Location: open field on Davis Rd. south of Fifield
Price County

The Monarchs were on about a 4 acre field covered with milkweed and ferns on a warm sunny morning.

Aug 4

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Schoeneberg Marsh
Columbia County

1/4 mile of walking along the west and east edges of the dike north of the gate that closes Harvey Road .

Aug 4

Mike Reese

Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens
Rock County

Very surprised that the only skipper I saw was a Tawny-edged Skipper.

Aug 5

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

This was mostly a robber fly trip; looking for Dasylechia atrox which was seen there last year at this site.

Aug 5

Rory Williams

Location: Kettle Moraine Ice Age Trail
Washington County

Incidental while doing bumblebee surveys.

Aug 5

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: Edna Taylor Conservation Park, Madison
Dane County

I saw five monarchs, but that was it. The park appears to be under a bit of construction, so maybe that's why. Beautiful blooming plants, but very few butterflies. Around 80 degrees, slightly breezy, 11 a.m. to noon.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Ethan Brown

Location: Around the neighborhood
Ozaukee County

Aug 5

JE Cooper

Location: Meadow Valton area
Sauk County

Hazy sun, temp in low 80's, almost no wind.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Patrick Marsh, Sun Prairie
Dane County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 5

Judith Huf

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Of the seven Tiger Swallowtails, 2 were black females. Two Hummingbird Moths as well. Butterfly bushes were loaded with Pecks Skippers. The only other Grass-Skippers seen were two which I think are Tawny-edged Skippers.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (moth)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Harvester

Harvester

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 5

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park
Dane County

9:00 - 10:55, 1.64 miles, 74 - 80, SSW wind 6 - 12 mph. One of the male Monarchs was displaying on a sunny leaf at the edge of a field. One of the Clouded Sulphur females was white. The two Viceroys were swirling around each other concerning territory.

Aug 5

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

A nice variety of butterflies today, but they visited my gardens one at a time. Breezy, partly sunny, 80 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 5

Robert Olson

Location: Wyeville WI.
Monroe County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 5

Lori Stevens

Location: Bristol
Kenosha County

Female laying eggs, multiple feeding

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 5

Ethan Brown

Location: Backyard in Mequon
Ozaukee County

Aug 5

Ethan Brown

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Partly cloudy and 82 degrees.

Aug 5

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, my backyard
Dane County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 5

Fred Dike

Location: Donald Park
Dane County

Sunny, 80s, breezy

Aug 6

Mary Roen

Location: 805 Glover Road, River Falls, WI
St. Croix County

This skipper was feeding on Joe Pye Weed in my pollinator garden. Is is a Dun or Broadwing Skipper?

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 6

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, meadow at top of bluff
Dane County

Aug 6

Steve Kinyon

Location: Fort McCoy, Cinder Road
Monroe County

9 to 11 am. Mostly cloudy

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Eyed Brown

Eyed Brown

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 6

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

Late afternoon/evening, warm hazy light wind. Mainly checking blazing star for Leonard's Skippers on Murphy rd. I saw a lot of sulphurs but didn't spend a lot of time identifying them beyond the numbers listed as it was getting late.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Pink-edged Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Purplish Fritillary

Purplish Fritillary

Aug 6

Hayley Cramer

Location: Half mile East of marathon City on the grounds of St. Anthony’s Spirituality Center
Marathon County

Buttery was on a blue vervain plant amongst a small wild flower plot of lobelia, vervain and black eyed Susan

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 6

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Late afternoon , warm hazy light wind. The three Dainty Sulphurs were by the low spot.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Aug 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

Mostly sunny. Saw a huge Bumblebee but I could not identify it.

Aug 6

Ethan Brown

Location: Around the neighborhood
Ozaukee County

It’s been a strange year for Vanessa butterflies and Buckeyes. The only Vanessa butterflies I’ve seen lately are Red Admirals. I saw one battered P. Lady in May and I saw about 5 A. Ladies in May. Every year I usually see quite a few early on and through the whole season. I haven’t seen a single Buckeye were as last year I saw one in Late May. I have always seen quite a few by this time.

Aug 6

Debra Dowen

Location: Fox River Shores E.
Green Lake County

This one was on the window screen in our garage.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 6

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: IAT - Jct Area, CTH PD
Dane County

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 6

Chris Brandt

Location: Elkhart Lake
Sheboygan County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 6

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

This is the first one I've seen since October of 2017.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 6

Fred Dike

Location: Jackson Landing
Dane County

mostly cloudy, 80s, slight breeze

Aug 6

Kate Redmond

Location: Spruce Lake Bog State Natural area
Fond du Lac County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Northern Amber Bumble Bee

Northern Amber Bumble Bee

Aug 6

Pat Fojut

Location: Wehr Nature Center, Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 7

Pam Kindschi

Location: Beloit, WI
Rock County

Aug 7

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

Showers on and off all day. Cloudy, humid, 75 degrees.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8

Mary Myers

Location: The Manor Subdivision, Lake Geneva
Walworth County

Early afternoon moving through the white Flocks. It did not rest. Constant fluttering to compensate for the strong wind.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland garden
Dane County

Numerous sightings of both of these species for several days. The swallowtail seemed to like the rain-soaked Impatiens, spending at least an hour on the potted plants.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 8

Randall & Lyssa Kemper

Location: Huckleberry Road Princeton Wi
Green Lake County

10-12 Silver-spotted Skipper on lavender hyssop and tree hydrangea.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 8

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Curtis Prairie UW Arb
Dane County

Fiery and Peck's all on purple coneflowers.

Aug 8

Judith Huf

Location: My Garden in Whitefish Bay
Milwaukee County

Warm, humid, sunny afternoon after big storms. Joe Pye Weed is a big attraction.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 8

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Observed this afternoon on an aster flower in my yard.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 8

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: UW Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

mostly cloudy, mid-80s, and humid

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala abdominalis

Holcocephala abdominalis

Aug 8

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail south of Irvington
Dunn County

A two-hour walk between thunderstorms.

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Harvester

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 8

Doug Kieser

Location: Family Home, Neillsville
Clark County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 8

Terry Mortier

Location: Willow River State Park
St. Croix County

Evening, hot and humid, light winds

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 8

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Hot and breezy with a milky sky. Swallows are really working the grass-tops, and some butterflies look like they've had narrow escapes.

Azure Bluet

Azure Bluet

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 8

Laurie Hanson

Location: Terrell Island walkway
Winnebago County

near pier about midway around before the bridge

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 8

Ryan Brady

Location: My house west of Washburn
Bayfield County

Very few butterflies around my property right now, despite large numbers of nectar sources and other pollinators

Aug 8

Les Hoffman

Location: Comanche Glen Madison 53704
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 8

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Hazy, humid, low 80s. Lots of activity in my garden and yard between the storms. The Compton Tortoiseshell didn't stay long.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 8

Pam Kindschi

Location: Beloit, WI
Rock County

Aug 8

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Lake District Prairie Preserve (Lake Ripley)
Jefferson County

79 deg., very humid, overcast

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 9

Shanon Feltz

Location: Hatley
Marathon County

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 9

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

76 degrees and mostly cloudy while I was there, between noon and 1pm. Looking for my FOY Leonard's Skipper and found one. The blazing star are just beginning to bloom. It was an interesting critter day. A Hog-nosed snake took exception to my efforts to shoo it off the road. I spotted a sunning Six-lined Racerunner (pretty sure I've never seen one before) and a couple of Tiger beetles.

Six-lined Racerunner

Six-lined Racerunner

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Eastern Hog-nosed Snake

Aug 9

Nancy Meske

Location: Dorothy Carnes Park
Jefferson County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

moth sp

moth sp

Aug 9

Brooke L. Gilley

Location: Wehr Nature Center
Milwaukee County

It was in the middle of one of the pathways in the Oak Savanna at Wehr Nature Center. Seeing the curled abdomen made me think this butterfly was laying an egg.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Various places in rural areas
Sauk County

Aug 9

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

Incidental sightings through the course of a humid, calm 85 degree day. The Joe Pye is reaching peak bloom and has replaced monarda as tops for nectaring.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Broad-winged Skipper

Broad-winged Skipper

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 9

Steve Kinyon

Location: Spaulding Fen Natural Wildlife Area
Jackson County

10:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, after heavy rain previous days.

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

White Admiral

White Admiral

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Red-spotted Admiral

Red-spotted Admiral

White Admiral

White Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 9

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In my yard in Stoughton
Dane County

After a very windy day yesterday and heavy rain this morning, it was nice to see a few butterflies. Cloudy, breezy, 75 degree afternoon.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 9

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna
Iowa County

I saw also 2 huge Cicada Killers, 4 Sandhill Cranes, and 100s of Killdeer. The comma was very battered.

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens south of Brule
Douglas County

4 patches, 35 minutes. This is a relatively high Leonard's Skipper count (1 male and 9 where we couldn't tell the gender today) in this set of barrens since before our counts of the species began rapidly declining in NW Wisconsin more than 5 years ago.

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Douglas County Wildlife Area
Douglas County

Four Barrens patches and 50 minutes. This is our highest NW Wisconsin Leonard's Skipper count (4 males, 2 females, and 28 where we couldn't tell the gender today) in one set of barrens since before our counts of the species began rapidly declining in this region more than 5 years ago.

Aug 9

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Amnicon Lake Bogs
Douglas County

Same 4 sites as July 25. Two Purplish Fritillaries ties our highest daily total during 2017-21; one of them was on the west ROW of County Hwy A opposite North Bear Lake Bog. The other was 300 meters east of county A in Bear Lake Bog.

Aug 10

Rory Williams

Location: Loop the Lake Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while walking and doing a bumblebee survey

Aug 10

Shanon Feltz

Location: Hatley
Marathon County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Aug 10

Kerstyn Perrett

Location: Dunnville Barrens State Natural Area
Dunn County

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 10

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Mainly looking for robber flies. I saw 68 Holcocephala calva.

Aug 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

About an hour before the storms started.

Aug 10

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Hot and Humid.

Aug 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Aug 11

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

The Meadow Fritillary (the first I've seen here in weeks) had more pronounced black spots on the upper forewing than I'm used to seeing. Below it seemed to be typical for the species.

Monarch

Monarch

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Roadside
Richland County

Aug 11

Ethan Brown

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Iowa County

Very stormy.

Aug 11

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA-Murphy's Rd
Burnett County

Rain in the morning gave way to sun but 20 mph NW winds must have blown all the Monarchs into the patches of Rough Blazing Star. A very conservative count on the Monarchs. The Variegated Frit was only the 3rd one I've ever seen in this area.

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 11

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Upper 70's, very windy, around noon. First Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Silver-bordered Fritillary of the year for me. Saw many more Swallowtails last year. This one was a beauty!

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 11

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Temps in the low 80s, not as oppressively humid as past few days. A pair of fighter jets zipping overhead added a little extra interest to the day.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Obliqued-lined Tiger Beetle

Aug 11

Joan Braune and Tod Highsmith

Location: Roads in Nicolet National Forest east of Three Lakes
Forest County

Aug 11

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard garden in Stoughton
Dane County

None of the butterflies stayed around long enough today for a photo, but I did get several of a goldfinch eating coneflower seeds. As I snapped the photo below, a hummingbird flew into the frame. Fun! You can also see another finch in the background. Mostly sunny, humid, and very windy 88 degree day.

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Aug 12

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: My yard and garden
Dane County

I've been seeing monarchs and swallowtails just about every day for a while, so I thought I'd do a survey at home. Nope, no swallowtails or monarchs today, but I did see a few other species. It was warm--high 80s--partly cloudy, light breeze. Pleasant day for butterflies.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 12

Ethan Brown

Location: Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Garden
La Crosse County

Pleasant 77 degrees.

Aug 12

Ruth Smith

Location: Rettenmund Prairie
Dane County

Dwarf blazing star was in bloom and attracting many butterflies. Across the street from the prairie was a field of crown vetch with 100s of clouded sulphur butterflies moving around.

Monarch

Monarch

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Aug 12

Jill Mertens

Location: City of Manitowoc
Manitowoc County

Low 80’s, humid and partly cloudy. I have never seen 3 on the same plant at the same time!! Hi

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 12

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Riverside Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

Question Mark

Question Mark

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 12

Cari Lendrum

Location: Menasha Doty Island near the river off Keyes Street
Winnebago County

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 12

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

8:45 - 10:00. Clouded Sulfur was in my yard and I think it's a new species for my house.

Aug 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Moquah Barrens State Natural Area
Bayfield County

Six management units in 5 patches. 1:40 hours. This is a relatively high Leonard's Skipper count in the Moquah Barrens area since before our counts of the species began rapidly declining in NW Wisconsin more than 5 years ago. Few Rough Blazingstars were flowering here this year, and we found at least 3 Leonard's Skippers nectaring on Smooth Aster or a plant that looks just like it.

Aug 12

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

80s, slight breeze, mostly cloudy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 12

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens and heaths NW of Clam Lake.
Bayfield County

We surveyed the same two sites as on July 29 and found 36 Common Branded Skippers today, compared to 88 on July 29. We also saw 4 Common Brandeds while surveying both sides of the road for 1.1 miles (roads not surveyed July 29). Today's total Common Branded Skipper count was 9 males, 7 females, and 24 where we couldn't tell the gender.

Aug 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Fields near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Many butterflies enjoying our large patch of wild Joe-pye weed. Very windy, sunny, 75 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 12

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Riverside Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 12

Cynthia Bridge

Location: Bittersweet Pl Home
Dane County

Loving the verbena in my growing home botanical garden.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 12

Ethan Brown

Location: Blue River Barrens SNA
Grant County

Also saw many Sandhill Cranes, 1 Black and Yellow Garden Spider, and several Pepsis spp. Wasp.

Black and Yellow Argiope

Black and Yellow Argiope

Aug 12

Ethan Brown

Location: Private Farm
Crawford County

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Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

Aug 12

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My gardens in Stoughton
Dane County

Hummingbird was back this morning. Mostly sunny 85 degree day.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Aug 12

Mike Reese

Location: Festge County Park
Dane County

1:30 to 2:45pm

Aug 13

JE Cooper

Location: Meadow near Valton
Sauk County

Sunny, warm and humid. Occasional breeze. Lots of clover in bloom.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 13

Pat Duss

Location: Near Stanley in my yard
Chippewa County

It was on my Dwarf Butterfly Bush the same time as the Red-Spotted Purple.

White Admiral

White Admiral

Aug 13

Pat Duss

Location: Near Stanley in my yard on a rock in the flower garden
Chippewa County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 13

Neil Traverse

Location: Colgate
Waukesha County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 13

Sarah Goulet

Location: Eau Claire
Eau Claire County

It alighted on the screen of my second floor window that faces east and is quite sunny in the early to mid part of the day.

Aug 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Brockway and Bauer Road
Jackson County

Aug 13

Ethan Brown

Location: Spaulding Rd. Fen/ Jackson County Forest
Jackson County

Struggling to find White Admirals. No hybrids found.

Aug 13

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Avoca Prairie & Savanna State Natural Area
Iowa County

It was a pleasant sunny 82 degrees day. I stopped from
3-4 p.m. The water was high so will have to stop another day to see more!

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Harvester

Harvester

Aug 13

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Aug 13

Kate Redmond

Location: Cedarburg Bog State Natural Area
Ozaukee County

The meadow and Watts Lake trails atthe north end of the Bog, off of Hwy 33.

Aug 13

Laurie Hanson

Location: Heckrodt Wetland Preserve
Outagamie County

Alone up in a tree

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 13

NABA Avoca Butterfly Count

Location: Within a 15-mile diameter circle centered at Muscoda.
Iowa County

This was the 15th annual Avoca NABA Butterfly Count. It includes parts of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway. 4 observers in 2 parties observed with close-focusing binoculars for 12 party-hours. We found 274 butterflies of 23 species. This was one of the 3 years with the lowest diversity. (Presumably drought and recent severe storms played a role.) We found 3 migrants from the South: Common Sootywing (10), Red Admiral (2) and Sleepy Orange (14). We searched diligently for Little Yellow and Leonard's Skipper but could not find any. We saw a Hog-nosed Snake pretending to be a viper. Thanks to counters Fred Dike, Mike Reese, Karl and Dorothy Legler.

Eastern Hognose Snake

Eastern Hognose Snake

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Aug 13

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Odana Golf Course Butterfly Garden
Dane County

Normally see many Monarchs. Many common milkweeds and flowering plants but very few Liatris.

Aug 13

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

Windy, sunny, 75 degree day.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Private farm near Soldier’s Grove
Crawford County

Sightings are from the past 2 days.

Aug 14

Ethan Brown

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Aug 14

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens & Larrabee Road
Dunn County

A comfortable 80 degrees. After a week of no rain, the few puddles that remain were attracting clouds of Eastern Tailed-blues. Blooming thistle and Blazing Star were also popular. Stunningly red Cardinal Flowers are blooming. The black form Eastern Tiger female is only the second I've seen this year. Unusual air traffic continues.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Aug 14

Rory Williams

Location: Czech and N
Waushara County

First time for this species at this site. Also at this site is a surge in sedge grasses both in size and number

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 14

Mary Roen

Location: Kelly Creek Preserve, River Falls,WI
St. Croix County

I took a walk around and in the prairie on a sunny 80 degree day with low wind.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 14

Mike Reese

Location: Various locations off Brockway Rd.
Jackson County

9:15-11:45am. Looking for Leonard’s Skippers, but I was a little early and the butterflies weren’t really almost 10:30.

Aug 14

Kate Redmond

Location: Riveredge Nature Center
Ozaukee County

Prairie, ephemeral pond, and swamp boardwalk. Beautiful day! Riveredge installed a new traffic bond surface on one trail, and the crescents and Eastern Tailed-Blues were all over it.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 14

Rory Williams

Location: Public Lands on Highway E East Parking Area
Green Lake County

Incidental while attempting to do a bumblebee study. Great numbers of large robber flies and a few Festive Tiger Beetles

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

American Copper

American Copper

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 14

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 14

Ryan Brady

Location: FR251 west of Washburn and Long Lake
Bayfield County

Aug 14

Ryan Brady

Location: Moquah Barrens Wildlife Area north of Ino
Bayfield County

Good number of Leonard's Skippers, mostly at blazing star.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Pink-edged Sulphur

Pink-edged Sulphur

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 14

Amy Chamberlin

Location: Moely Prairie, Prairie du Sac
Sauk County

There were more adult Monarchs and Silver-spotted Skippers flying around than I have ever seen now that the Rough Blazingstar is in bloom, plus so many more species.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 14

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Noll Valley IAT Area
Dane County

Many flowering plants but few Liatris.
Few Monarchs here, Odana, and IAT Jct planted prairie areas visited in Madison area AND few flowering Liatris.

Aug 14

Crystal Reuss

Location: Retzer Nature Center
Waukesha County

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 14

John Morrissey

Location: Cross Plains, border between meadow and forest
Dane County

I've seen this several times this summer, same spot. First time I was able to get a good pic and the last time I've seen it. It is indeed huge!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Jay Watson

Location: Marshek Rd south of Rameker Rd.
Manitowoc County

Quick stop with the boys. Sunny, 75F, light breeze.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

★ = New county photo record

Aug 15

Pam Campbell

Location: Red Cedar Trail, south of Irvington
Dunn County

Harvester

Harvester

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 15

Richard Ledvina

Location: Middle Inlet
Marinette County

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 15

Dee Nordgren

Location: home garden
Milwaukee County

Two Peck's Skippers, but could not catch both at the same time.

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny, 80 degrees, calm, mid-morning. The Northern Crescent was in wet grass near the edge of the woods at my home. All others were spotted in my flower garden. The frits are starting to look a little worn and torn.

Aug 15

Pat Duss

Location: Near Stanley in my yard
Chippewa County

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Leola Grassland Wildlife Area
Adams County

1 hour. Searching for coppers along Archer Road and in the grassland south of Archer.

Aug 15

Kate Redmond

Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Ozaukee County

Beautiful day. Common Green Darners and Black Saddlebags and tree crickets all around.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Saddlebags

Black Saddlebags

Shadow Darner

Shadow Darner

Viceroy

Viceroy

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 15

Mike Reese, Karen Oberhauser

Location: Roadsides southwest of Leopolis
Shawano County

We walked a little over five miles and counted butterflies we saw. I was really surprised to see two Giant Swallowtails here!

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 15

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Walking Iron County Pardk
Dane County

Aug 15

Ethan Brown

Location: Bike Trail
Ozaukee County

Aug 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Buffalo Skull Tract, Standing Cedars SNA
Polk County

Warm, windy, mid-day

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Crex Meadows
Burnett County

warm, windy, afternoon

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Aug 15

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd. Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm, windy afternoon

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Aug 15

Rory Williams

Location: Greenwood SWA
Waushara County

First time to this site, looking for Leonard's Skippers and Rusty Patched Bumblebees - did not see either. We did see seven different species of bumblebees in just over two hours

Proctacanthus milbertii

Proctacanthus milbertii

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Aug 15

April Stanke

Location: My Yard in Brown Deer
Milwaukee County

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 15

Crystal Reuss

Location: Boerner Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 15

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: York Prairie SNA
Green County

Almost all butterflies nectaring on the numerous flowering Liatris aspera (Liatris cylindracea also present in isolated areas).

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 15

Jennifer Ambrose

Location: Nojoshing Trail
Milwaukee County

Third year in a row of seeing Wild Indigo Duskywing here, even though they mowed down most of the prairie this year to eradicate clover :(

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Aug 15

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Buena Vista Wildlife Area
Portage County

We walked 7.5 miles to flor Leonard's Skipper surveys of 9 grassland plots and 1 barrens that had past Leonard's Skipper records or now have a record (a grazed patch surveyed for Leonard's Sk. for the first time today). Five of the Regal Fritillaries were in a patch that has been partially hayed every 1-2 years on a long total rotation for the whole patch.

Aug 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens between Millston and Black River Falls
Jackson County

Leonard's Skipper (Leos) monitoring along Stanton Road, Brockway Road, Bauer Road, Cemetery Road, and At Dike 17. More than half the Leos were in the 40 State Natural Area patch south of Bauer Road that is 0.5-0.75 miles west of Brockway Road. We saw Seven Leos in the roadside ROWs of Cemetery Road within 1/8 mile north and south of Lichtner or Seils Road. We saw 4 male and 1 female Karner Blues that were probably from a partial 3rd brood.

Aug 16

Pamela Skaar

Location: McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park, Cottage Grove
Dane County

1.3 miles, 12:28-13:33, 77 - 78 F, mind 0 - 5 mph variable direction. One E. Tailed Blue was a very dark female. The Monarchs are so much easier to see at distant flower patches than the smaller, less high flying butterflies.

Aug 16

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Governor Nelson State Park
Dane County

Aug 16

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Barrens along Wood County Hwy X
Wood County

Leonard's Skipper monitoring at four sites near Sandhill Wildlife Area. The Leonard's Skipper count is below average for here. These sites looked drier than the barrens in Jackson County. The 2 female and 1 male Karner blue were probably from a partial 3rd brood. Some other multi-brooded species like Eastern Tailed-Blues and Meadow Fritillaries seem to be doing well now and hitting above-average numbers late in their seasons.

Aug 16

Fred Dike

Location: Yellowstone State Park
Lafayette County

Sunny, Clear, 80s

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 16

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields and along the trails on our property near Winter.
Sawyer County

Sunny, windy, 83 degree day.

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 16

Mike Reese

Location: Wedde Creek Savanna SNA
Marquette County

Quick stop here to look for robber flies. I saw a Diogmites sp. robber fly, the farthest north (Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch was the previous northern site) I have seen one of this genus in Wisconsin. Both Karner Blues were very worn females.

Aug 16

David Wittrock

Location: Powell Marsh SWA
Vilas County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 16

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Yellowstone Lake State Park and Wildlife Area.
Lafayette County

Temperature was about 80. Sunny. 10 species. The Silver-spotted Skippers were very partial to Loosestrife.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 17

John McCaw

Location: Nojoshing Trail (WE Energies Grassland)
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Pamela Wiegel

Location: Town of Oconomowoc
Waukesha County

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 17

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

These are from the last 2 days. Fritillaries, an usual uncommon find at this place, are appearing to be more abundant.

Aug 17

Judith Huf

Location: Urban Ecology Center Riverside
Milwaukee County

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 17

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township.
Washburn County

The Atlantis Fritillary moved from nectaring on Joe Pye to crawling through a nearby patch of violets, so perhaps it was laying eggs.

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

Atlantis Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 17

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Muscallounge Road near Beetown
Grant County

Sunny, windy and mid-80's. Was surprised to see the Common Sootywing and delighted to see the Common Checkered-Skipper. Both were a treat to find!

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Aug 17

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: In the fields near our cabin in Winter.
Sawyer County

All the Monarchs were sighted in our patch of wild Joe-pye weed. They all looked fresh. It's the most Monarchs we've counted at one time on our property. Our acre plus of milkweed is paying off. Sunny, windy, 84 degree day.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 18

Karl and Dorothy Legler

Location: Blue River Barrens, Russell Hill, Glen Haven.
Grant County

Temp 85 degrees. Sunny. 14 species. We searched intensively for Little Yellow at Russell Hill but could not find any. Dorothy found the Common Checkered-Skipper here, a rare migrant, . I found one at Glen Haven. We also heard our First-Of-Year Dusk-singing Cicada (at noon!) and Scissorsgrinder Cicada, in Lancaster.

Common Sootywing

Common Sootywing

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Aug 18

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Joe-pye weed patch on our property near Winter.
Sawyer County

Another day with dozens of Monarchs in our Joe-pye weed patch. Fun to see! Sunny, humid, 86 degree day.

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Monarch

Monarch

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Aug 18

Ethan Brown

Location: Cedarburg Bog SNA
Ozaukee County

Kind of a lack of diversity in the fields today.

-Possibly a Harvester was sighted but not 100%.

Aug 18

Urban Ecology Center

Location: Washington Park (Urban Ecology Center)
Milwaukee County

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Avoca Prairie and Savanna State Natural Area
Iowa County

Sunny, 80+ temps, no wind, afternoon.

American Copper

American Copper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aug 18

Edgar Spalding

Location: UW-Madison Lakeshore Path
Dane County

The Great Spangled Fritillary appeared to be laying eggs on the violet leaves, crawling completely out of sight into the thicket. The Compton Tortoiseshell was on the move, barely sat still, then disappeared before I could get a clearer picture.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Aug 18

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Blue River Sand Barrens
Grant County

Sunny, 80+ temps, no wind, late morning. And a great place to connect with others in pursuit of butterfly adventures!

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 18

Bill and Ginny Nelson

Location: Yahara Heights County Park
Dane County

While it can never be a bad day when one looks for butterflies in a beautiful setting, we were disappointed at not seeing greater numbers. The weather was perfect and there were many acres of native plants available.

Aug 19

Fred Dike

Location: Waltham Park
Dane County

80s, partly cloudy, calm

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Les Hoffman

Location: Pond on Wheeler Rd near Comanche Way, Madison 53704
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 19

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township.
Washburn County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 19

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: McFarland; prairie hiking area south of dog park.
Dane County

Hot day, cloudy at first, then sunny. The smaller butterflies and moths were plentiful.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Monarch

Monarch

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clover Looper (moth)

Clover Looper (moth)

Aug 19

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA Oakridge Segment
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Bouncing Bett from the SNA

Aug 19

Tom and Elaine Meyer

Location: N5996 Cordy Road, Hilbert WI
Calumet County

Yard sighting. Feeding on Phlox. Seen in yard last year as well.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 19

Dan Abel

Location: Mukwa wildlife area west Jennings Rd. New london
Waupaca County

Day break.

Mustard White

Mustard White

Aug 19

Dan Abel

Location: Wolf river bottoms-lasage unit. Prairie area. Shiocton.
Outagamie County

Midmorning. Sunny high 70s and calm. Seen while birding.

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Aug 19

Scott Swengel

Location: Barrens in and near Mirror Lake State Park.
Sauk County

Leonard's Skipper monitoring. Three of the four surveys areas inside the park the highest Leonard's Skipper sighting rates--all 10-12 Leonard's per mile. I saw a Leonard's Skipper at the 4th park site but not any at the one site not inside the park that sometimes shows slower butterfly phenology.

Aug 19

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Owen Conservation Park
Dane County

Sunny, 90's, no wind, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Beautiful trails with wonderful native plantings throughout the property.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 19

Ann Thering

Location: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Dane County

1/2 hour visit.

Aug 20

Neil Traverse

Location: Mequon
Ozaukee County

Backyard of a customef of our business.

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Smith-Reiner Drumlin Prairie SNA
Dane County

Many SP Skippers mostly nectaring on Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera).

Aug 20

Terry Mortier

Location: Standing Cedars, Buffalo Skull Tract.
Polk County

Windy, late morning,

Aug 20

Mike Reese

Location: York Prairie State Natural Area
Green County

Checking this site out for robber flies. I only saw one Promachus vertebratus, but had several Efferia land on me besides this one that was laying eggs on Cylindrical Blazing-Star.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Efferia aestuans

Efferia aestuans

Promachus vertebratus

Promachus vertebratus

Holcocephala calva

Holcocephala calva

Aug 20

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Avoca Wildlife Area
Iowa County

Sunny, upper 80's, some wind. The Sleepy Orange is an exciting butterfly to see.

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

Aug 20

Rory Williams

Location: Country Club and Countyline Road
Winnebago County

Incidental while gardening

Aug 20

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd, Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Very windy, early afternoon, looking for Leonards Skippers on blazing star

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 20

Terry Mortier

Location: Ten Mile WPA
St. Croix County

Quick stop at a small patch blazing star and golden rod.

Aug 20

Joan Braune

Location: Olbrich Gardens - Madison
Dane County

Aug 20

Laurie Hanson

Location: my backyard, Kimberly, WI
Outagamie County

single on watermelon plant leaf

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 21

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail
Winnebago County

Incidental while biking. The white turtlehead had a good year

Aug 21

Ethan Brown

Location: Mequon Nature Preserve
Ozaukee County

On and off rain. Tons of mosquitos and 87 degrees.

Aug 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Partly sunny, humid, 84 degree afternoon.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 21

Lindsey Buchholz

Location: Oak Creek, Near Bender Park
Milwaukee County

Right by the lake in open Field

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 21

Pam Kindschi

Location: Beloit
Rock County

Aug 22

Peter and Charlotte Silvers

Location: Janesville Rotary Gardens
Rock County

78 deg., calm, sunny

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 22

Rory Williams

Location: Navarino Nature Preserve
Shawano County

Went out looking at the flora. 75 Twelve Spotted Tiger Beetles, five Festive Tiger Beetles and one Punctured Tiger Beetle that was very difficult to get on as it hid under leaves, twigs, etc to stay hidden.

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle

Gorgone Checkerspot

Gorgone Checkerspot

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Dun Skipper

Dun Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22

Mike Reese

Location: Rocky Run Oak Savanna SNA
Columbia County

Aug 22

Dawn Wroblewski

Location: Plover
Portage County

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 22

John & Susan Winegarden

Location: East end of Lake Altoona
Eau Claire County

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mustard White

Mustard White

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

★ = New county photo record

Aug 22

Pamela Skaar

Location: Atwood Community and Prairie Gardens, Madison
Dane County

reconnaissance for Monarch migration. 14:41 - 15:10, 0.67 mi

Aug 22

Amy Eastman

Location: Geier Road Wonewoc
Juneau County

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 22

Pamela Skaar

Location: Yahara Park Place and Hudson Park neighborhoods, Madison
Dane County

9:25-10:32, 1.7 miles

Aug 22

Stan Rehm

Location: Near Goose Lake (Verona) park
Dane County

More specifically: 42°59'49.3"N 89°29'46.1"W

No telephoto lens, but the Bald Eagle's white head was obvious during flight and he fanned his white tail feathers landing in the tree. This location is best accessed via the service road off northbound Highway 151 (Verona Road).

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Aug 22

Terry Mortier

Location: Cedar Hills Park Hudson
St. Croix County

Warm, windy late afternoon. I was glad for the opportunity to capture the tawny-edged skipper when it landed on some knapweed... The jagged ambush bug was probably pretty happy about it too. The struggle didn't last long, a few flutters and it was over. It all happened too fast and far away to see the details but it looked like it initially grabbed the proboscis and one antennae then quickly pierced the skipper.

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tawny-edged Skipper

Aug 22

Nick Gremban

Location: Twin Pine Barrens
Oconto County

Abundant nectar sources including rough blazing star, whorled milkweed, showy goldenrod, and numerous asters.

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

★ = New county photo record
☆ = New county sighting record

Aug 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Trails and prairie area by Admunson Park in Stoughton.
Dane County

Sunny, humid, 86 degree afternoon.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 23

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: My backyard flower gardens in Stoughton.
Dane County

Included a photo of a Monarch caterpillar I saw yesterday on my milkweed. Light shower in the morning today, followed by sunny skies, increased humidity and a high of 86.

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch caterpillar

Aug 23

Pam Campbell

Location: Dunnville Barrens
Dunn County

Temps in the 70s. Cloudy. Blazing star abundant, some with white blooms.

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Rough Blazing Star

Rough Blazing Star

Monarch

Monarch

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Bronzed Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Aug 24

Mike Reese

Location: Nakoma Neighborhood, Madison
Dane County

Saw a female Monarch laying eggs.

Aug 25

Judith Huf

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Milwaukee County

Only a short trip this morning, driven out by the mosquitoes.

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aug 25

Jay Watson

Location: Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest-Kettle Moraine Dr/Utility ROW
Sheboygan County

Mostly sunny; light breeze 85F (humid), targeting bumble bees.

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

potter wasp sp

potter wasp sp

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

Punctured Tiger Beetle

bee fly sp.

bee fly sp.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Aug 25

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

82 degrees and windy. I only made 2 stops while driving through. The first was the low spot on Stolte RD where I was disappointed to see the roadsides in the entire Karner Blue area have been mowed. The second stop was at the Grettum Dike control structure.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 25

Mike Reese

Location: Sauk-Prairie Canoe Launch
Sauk County

Cloudy and in the mid 80s. Short stop after 3:00

Aug 25

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Hazy, very humid, mid 80s. All were afternoon garden visitors except for the tiger moth who stopped by in the early morning.

Anna Tiger Moth (Apantesis anna)

Anna Tiger Moth (Apantesis anna)

Aug 25

Rory Williams

Location: Wiouwash Trail
Outagamie County

Incidental while doing a bumblebee survey among the turtlehead

Turtlehead

Turtlehead

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Aug 26

Rory Williams

Location: Oshkosh Larsen Prairie SNA
Winnebago County

Incidental while removing Queen Anne's Lace

Aug 26

Beth Stetenfeld

Location: University Display Gardens - West Madison Agricultural Research Station
Dane County

Very hot, humid day; light breeze. Late morning visit. Always a great location for butterfly sightings. Monarchs were still laying eggs.

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch egg

Monarch egg

Monarch

Monarch

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 26

Kyle Hennessey

Location: Fox Cities Paper Trail near the Timber Rattler stadium in Appleton
Outagamie County

Was taking a walk and saw this butterfly on top of a plant

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Aug 27

Fred Dike

Location: Jackson Landing
Dane County

80s, partly cloudy, slight breeze

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 27

Mike Reese

Location: Olbrich Gardens
Dane County

At least ten Great Spreadwings, only one of which was a female. My first Fiery Skipper of the year, a male that was hopping from flower to flower so fast I knew it was this species.

Fiery Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Aug 27

Ginger Auld

Location: 1814 Florida St. Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Door County

The Aphrodite was seen lit up on my back patio round table and stayed for approximately 5 minutes. Amazing to watch it almost looked like the fritillary was feeding on something although it was just a table not a flower. WOW!

Aug 28

Terry Mortier

Location: Tewksbury tract, Standing Cedars
Polk County

warm muggy windy. I also saw one Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe)

Hummingbird Clearwing (noth)

Hummingbird Clearwing (noth)

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 28

Terry Mortier

Location: Stolte rd. Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

Warm cloudy morning.

Viceroy

Viceroy

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

'Karner' Melissa Blue

'Karner' Melissa Blue

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Aug 28

Rory Williams

Location: Ken Robl Conservation Park
Winnebago County

First time at this site. An interesting mix of native and invasive flora. The Orange Sulfurs appear to be larger in size this year

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 28

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine and Roadside
Sheboygan County

Humid 93 degrees

Aug 28

Rory Williams

Location: Bonn Glacial Restoration Area
Winnebago County

First time to this site. On the list for where DNR wanted to have bumblebee surveys performed. West side is cut grasses with no activity. East area had flora near road, some native grasses, quite a bit of standing water and high numbers of mosquitoes. Found only four species of bumblebees.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Viceroy

Viceroy

Meadow Fritillary

Meadow Fritillary

Aug 28

Mike Reese

Location: Pleasant Valley Conservancy SNA
Dane County

This was a field trip for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin on robber flies. This isn't the greatest photo of Dasylechia atrox because it was on the underside of the branch but this large robber fly flew right in front of me carrying a bumble bee that it proceeded to feed on for over an hour.

Dasylechia atrox (robber fly)

Dasylechia atrox (robber fly)

Aug 28

Terry Mortier

Location: roadside, Wert nature preserve
Polk County

hot, muggy, approaching storms

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Aug 28

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: North end of Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Not much butterfly activity today, but we did see two catbirds, two sandhill cranes, and one turkey along the trail. Very humid, sunny, 78 degree morning.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Aug 29

Scott and Ann Swengel

Location: Pine Island Wildlife Area
Columbia County

55 minutes walking on trails in the dog trial area and the grassland east of there.

Aug 29

Devin Corbin

Location: Southern edge of Birchwood Township
Washburn County

A windy day with temps in the 70s and not much flying, but I did enjoy watching this female bronze copper crawling from one dock to another. Ready to lay some eggs, perhaps.

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Aug 29

Susan Conrardy

Location: De Pere residential
Brown County

Swallowtail on my purple phlox. Sunny, breezy, warm, and beautiful summer day.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Aug 29

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine
Fond du Lac County

One of the Cabbage Whites was barely half the size of a regular. It was a very interesting butterfly. Also, the Gray Comma was a summer brood individual and very battered. It appears most of the female Fritillaries are tattered.

Aug 29

Les Hoffman

Location: Cherokee Marsh area North Madison
Dane County

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 29

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock dam/my garden
Juneau County

Mostly sunny, breezy, 81 degrees. The Autumn Joy sedum is attracting many types of bumblebees today; one was very unlucky. Also spotted a Smooth Greensnake (opheodrys vernalis) trying to get into my garage. He didn't stick around long enough for me to get a good photo.

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Proctacanthus milbertii (robber fly)

Aug 29

Joan Braune

Location: east side of Madison
Dane County

Hackberry Emperor was on our front porch.

Question Mark has very small and rounded dash.

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Question Mark

Aug 30

Donna M Williams-Richter

Location: Borah Creek Prairie
Grant County

Visited on 29th, but was so windy that I decided to go back.

'Summer' Spring Azure

'Summer' Spring Azure

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Meadow Fritillary, Pearl Crescent

Meadow Fritillary, Pearl Crescent

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Aug 30

Ethan Brown

Location: Milwaukee Parks System
Milwaukee County

Various stops from the past few days.

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Lower Wisconsin Riverway
Iowa County

80s, sunny, breezy

Sleepy Orange

Sleepy Orange

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Hay Lane Rd
Iowa County

80s, sunny, slight breeze

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur, Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Aug 30

Fred Dike

Location: Spring Green Preserve East
Sauk County

Sunny 80s slight breeze

bee fly sp.

bee fly sp.

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Festive Tiger Beetle

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Regal Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

American Copper

Aug 30

K. Java

Location: Fish Lake SWA
Burnett County

I made several stops today at my personal "hot spots". The Red Admiral was only the 2nd one I've seen this year.

Dainty Sulphur

Dainty Sulphur

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Aug 30

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam, my garden
Juneau County

Sunny and 80, almost lunchtime. Also a small, yellow spider was trying to blend in while waiting for lunch to come along.

Crab spider

Crab spider

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Northern Crescent

Aug 30

Kim Lawler

Location: West edge of Spring Valley, near Golf Course
Pierce County

Sunny, breezy , 80°
4 Monarchs on Joe Pye Weed clump that overgrew in my garden this year. This is my reward. Several bumble bees too.
Hummingbirds numerous in garden , stocking up. 1 Oriole still here.

Monarch

Monarch

Aug 31

K. Java

Location: Crex Meadows SWA
Burnett County

Monarch migration is really slowing down. I butterflied a lot of the water control structures of the transfer ditches and flowages the most as that's where the majority of butterflies seem to be now.

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Bronze Copper

Monarch

Monarch

Purplish Copper

Purplish Copper

Viceroy

Viceroy

Aug 31

Karen Oberhauser, Frank Alstad

Location: UW Madison Arboretum - Grady Tract
Dane County

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: Shea Prairie
Iowa County

Cloudy, 80s, calm

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Least Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Aug 31

Fred Dike

Location: Kalscheur Oak Savanna
Iowa County

cloudy, 80s, calm

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Aphrodite Fritillary

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Common Wood-Nymph

Common Wood-Nymph

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

★ = New county photo record

Aug 31

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion, near Castle Rock dam
Juneau County

Sunny and 80, breezy, late morning. The thistle along my driveway was the popular spot today. The bumbles were filling their baskets.

Two-spotted Bumble Bee

Two-spotted Bumble Bee

Clouded Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Monarch

Monarch