Butterflies

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We started doing NABA Butterfly counts here at the farm in 2005.  (We actually tried starting in 2004, but it was cool and cloudy and we only saw a few butterflies.)  Here are links to information about each year’s count.

2021,   20202019,  201820172016201520142013201220112010,

200920082007200620052004

 

Here are names and photos of the butterfly species I’ve seen at the farm.  Click on a photo to see a page with information and more photos of that species.  (There a few that I’ve seen but don’t have photos of – they’re listed below the photos in each family.)  Mike Reese, his wonderful Wisconsin Butterflies website, and his help with the Butterfly Counts that we do here, has been an inspiration and a tremendous help in learning more about these butterflies.

Click on a photo for more photos and information about that species.

Swallowtails – Papilionidae

Whites & Yellows – Pieridae

Pontia protodice – Checkered White

 

Gossamer Wings – Lycaenidae

 

Brushfoots – Nymphalidae

 

Skippers – Hesperiidae