2007 Butterfly Count – July 10, 2007

The count was held on July 10th, 2007.  We had 8 participants: Mike Reese (leader), Carol and Jerry Knabe, Ann Thering, Joe Palzkill, Gary Krogman, Marcie O’Connor, and Ken.

It was 70 to 75 degrees, windy, and partly cloudy. It threatened to rain a few times, but never actually did.

We had 8 people helping with the count in the morning, and then 3 who stayed into the afternoon.

Mike, Ann and Joe, dispersing into the wetland



Mike, Ann, Joe


Jerry and Gary

Jerry and Gary 1


Wild Indigo Duskywing laying an egg on Canada Milkvetch

Wild Indigo Duskywing


After we got back from the morning walk, we found an American Snout on the antenna of Mike’s car.

taking photos of the snout


Ann photographing the Snout

Ann photographing snout


American Snout

American Snout



the butterfliers 1



the butterfliers 2


Sand Cherry Ridge – a friend’s land about 5 miles from our farm

Sand Cherry Ridge


Mike and Ann on Sand Cherry Ridge

Mike and Ann on Rob's hill

Waumandee Farm butterflies – from 9am until 3:30pm
(West Center Valley Prairie, wetland, Buffalo Ridge, Knife Edge Prairie)

American Painted Lady 6
American Snout 1
Aphrodite Fritillary 27
Baltimore Checkerspot 2
Banded Hairstreak 6
Black Dash 20
Black Swallowtail 6
Clouded Sulphur 35
Common Buckeye 4
Common Sootywing 2
Common Wood-nymph 20
Coral Hairstreak 1
Delaware Skipper 19
Dunn Skipper 40
Duskywing (either Wild Indigo or Columbine) 3
Eastern Tailed Blue 66
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
Edwards Hairstreak 1
Eyed Brown 6
Gorgone Checkerspot 7
Great Spangled Fritillary 39
Hackberry 4
Little Glassywing 7
Meadow Fritillary 8
Monarch 33
Mourning Cloak 2
Northern Broken Dash 8
Northern Crescent 5
Northern Pearly-eye 3
Orange Sulphur 7
Red Admiral 37
Silver Spotted Skipper 51
Silvery Checkerspot 4
Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

33 Species
482 individuals

Butterflies from Sand-cherry Ridge
(4pm, very windy)

Coral Hairstreak 2
Duskywing (Indigo or Columbine) 3
Monarch 2
Northern Pearly-eye 3
Red Admiral 1

Total from both places:
33 species
493 individuals

Link to the total list