Butterfly sightings for March 2022

Mar 13

Jeremy Meyer

Location: Mother's house in Franklin
Milwaukee County

Appears to be first sighting of the year!

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 20

Laura Amundson

Location: Baxter Hollow State Natural Area
Sauk County

Temps in low 60's and sunny. Both found on same tree along a trail. The Compton Tortoiseshell was in rough shape but flying ok.

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Compton Tortoiseshell

Compton Tortoiseshell

Mar 20

Dan Abel

Location: Wolf river bottoms Herb Behnke unit- marsh/savannah east of hwy m, Shiocton
Outagamie County

In pockets of open hardwoods. High 50s and sunny.

Mar 20

Marcie O'Connor

Location: Prairie Haven
Buffalo County

First butterfly sightings of the year for me. And yesterday we saw our first infant moth.

The Infant (moth)

The Infant (moth)

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 20

Ethan Brown

Location: Kettle Moraine (Southern Unit)
Walworth County

2 weeks earlier than my previous first sighting. Beautiful March day.

Mar 20

Daniel Jackson

Location: Jackson property just south of Chaseburg on County K
Vernon County

Mar 20

Ann Thering and Dave Eide

Location: Spring Green Preserve
Sauk County

Mar 20

Stan Rehm

Location: Fitchburg residential butterfly garden
Dane County

A reliable sighting in our garden every spring, typically this week on our phenology calendar.

Mar 20

Rich Kahl & Laurie Yahr

Location: Madison School Forest
Dane County

Mar 21

Mary Jo Sundling

Location: Along the Yahara River Trail in Stoughton
Dane County

Saw three Mourning Cloak butterflies flying in the area and one sunning itself on an old log. Sunny, 70 degree afternoon.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Mar 21

Lynn Erickson

Location: Town of Marion near Castle Rock Dam
Juneau County

Spotted both the Eastern Comma and the Mourning Cloak in a stand of old pines. They enjoyed sunning themselves on the forest floor in the brightest spots. It was sunny and in the mid 60s today and there's still a bit of snow in some sheltered spots.

Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Mar 21

Terri Sgarlata-Lutz

Location: Ice Age Trail in Cross Plains
Dane County