Butterfly Observations

E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
E.g., Sunday, December 15, 2019
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Date and Time Latitudesort descending Longitude Species Type Number Observed Flight Direction (Degrees) Wind Direction (Degrees) Wind Speed Observed By Description/Notes
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.88695510538177 -79.17502901819762 American lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, between Port Colborne and Sherkston, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. More...
2019-05-01 05:00:00 42.887337509968894 -79.22605354885565 Red admiral Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 55 0 Donald Davis Friendship Trail, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. [Rick Cavasin is an Ontario butterfly expert.] The weather was finally reasonable today and I went for a cycle on the bike path between Port Colborne and Sherkston (southern Niagara region). More...
2019-04-29 18:24:00 42.8949702 -94.3799697 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Ottosen, Humboldt County, Iowa. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. Observed by Jacob Newton, Iowa Butterflies Facebook Group. More...
2019-05-03 19:29:00 43.040827 -76.2125815 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 SyracuseNY Location is 43,-76 Syracuse, NY - Google Map couldn't save for some reason More...
2019-05-22 16:11:00 43.16174830000001 -70.64825810000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 50 0 mariposa York, Maine. Location precision: estimated within a 5 km radius. Observed by Judy Goodell. "I read about your study in Xerces Society Gardening With Butterflies book today. I am forwarding photos taken in my yard on May 22 at 11:11 AM. More...
2019-04-13 15:19:00 43.41446476 -79.69422801999997 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 4m radius. Resting on the trunk of a tree. Observed by dbegbie, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22412289 More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 43.433071838704436 -92.00382959506868 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Red Admiral of the season. More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.433241 -92.00346400000001 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 MJ Hatfield First Painted Lady of the season. Location precision: within a 600m radius. More...
2019-10-15 05:00:00 43.59288639739822 -79.51389226796891 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 2 0 Donald Davis Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Location estimated within a 700m radius. Observed by Andrew Keaveney, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup. "2 seen on Tuesday the 15th with that warm weather. Perhaps getting late for the species. More...
2019-05-05 05:00:00 43.6051 -84.29840000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 DenBrook May 5, 2019 – 21 Red Admirals in Midland County, Michigan (43.6051, - 84.2984). Still waiting for some ladies. More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.6274965 -79.35993200000001 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 15 0 Donald Davis Ward's and Algonquin Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 1 km radius. More...
2019-04-22 23:00:00 43.64149393 -79.47040322999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 mariposa Rennie Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 25m radius. Basking in late day sun on a west facing slope. Full sun, temperature 15 C. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22911305 More...
2019-04-22 19:46:00 43.641932 -79.468886 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 mariposa West side of Grenadier Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Incidental observation: 5 floated through the backyard throughout the afternoon. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. More...
2019-04-22 19:46:00 43.641932 -79.468886 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa West side of Grenadier Pond, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 50m radius. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22909094 More...
2019-04-13 20:34:00 43.65706976 -79.49779802 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 67.5 0 mariposa Magwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 75m radius. Sunny, 15 C. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/22434644 More...
2019-04-22 05:00:00 43.6757 -84.25310000000002 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 DenBrook Midland, Michigan. I had about 15 -20 red admirals in about 2 hours in central Michigan (43.6757, -84.2531). The most in a long time. Denny Brooks More...
2019-05-08 18:01:00 43.81464625 -73.12104821000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 mariposa Hollow Rd, Rutland County, Vermont. Location precision: within a 244m radius. Observed by susanelliott, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/24799639 More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.8156616 -79.07227319999998 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Alex Robertson Park, Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Bob Yukich. This past Saturday, April 13, my wife Karen saw 4 or 5 Red Admirals and 4 or 5 American Ladies, all basking in the sun at Alex Robertson Park along the Pickering waterfront. More...
2019-04-13 05:00:00 43.8156616 -79.07227319999998 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Alex Robertson Park, Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 300m radius. Observed by Bob Yukich. More...
2019-04-14 05:00:00 43.94865134327106 -78.29529353935612 American lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis John Street, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 350m radius. American Lady, male. 1st butterfly 2019 for Jean Huffman. Migrant? (with photo) More...
2019-10-13 05:00:00 43.9491784 -78.29344679999997 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Donald Davis FYI: Saw one myself on October 13th in Port Hope, Ontario. [Location estimated within a 4 km radius.] More...
2019-04-20 17:45:00 43.9661866 -89.54185510000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0.0 0 shelley hamel On blooming pussy willow. More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.994452454914644 -77.69672918433855 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 293 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-05-11 05:00:00 43.99453383607617 -77.70710159084507 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 31 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, my favorite park, on north shore of Lake Ontario opposite Rochester, New York. More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 48 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 21 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-05-16 05:00:00 43.996591 -77.71920499999999 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 0 Donald Davis Wow! Karen Anderson reported from Presqu'ile Provincial Park on May 16th: "Finally my first Painted Lady of 2019 - May 16 2019 at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. Also saw 21 American Lady Butterflies and 48 Red Admirals." [Location precision: within a 3 km radius] More...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99702996119756 -77.72419159025071 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. More...
2019-10-28 05:00:00 43.99703824148128 -77.71954188383921 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 5 0 Donald Davis Presqu'ile Provincial Park, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 3 km radius. Two monarchs, 5 red admirals, 4 painted ladies by Karen Anderson today at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. More...
2019-04-08 05:00:00 44.414 -91.69999999999999 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 2 0 marcie oconnor Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Location precision: not recorded. These two were circling around each other along and above a wooded path. It's a small wooded area between two open prairie areas. Warm - 68 F - cloudy - light winds. More...
2019-05-26 20:17:00 44.54785723 -79.05210534000003 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 mariposa McKelvey Rd, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: within a 75m radius. Observed by dkaposi, Vanessa Migration Project page, iNaturalist. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26583396 More...
2019-05-05 05:00:00 44.586399 -78.68829199999999 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 3 0 Donald Davis Bulmers Road north of Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Location precision: estimated within a 2 km radius. [Observed by Susan Blayney, Ontario Butterflies Newsgroup.] Unfavourable winds, low temperatures and rain have kept the invasion on hold until yesterday [May 5, 2019]. We hit 21C. More...
2019-04-20 05:00:00 44.689 -93.089 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 John Shier Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, Minnesota. We saw the first one of the season on April 20. Only one. More...
2019-04-24 18:14:00 44.7568 -92.98340000000002 Painted lady First butterfly of the season 1 180.0 4 John Shier Rosemount, Minnesota. I have never seen any butterfly nectaring at bloodroot, so this is a first. I take the butterfly to be a painted lady (you might see if you agree). [Confirmed from attached photo.] Such early butterflies find few food resources. N 44.7568 W -92.9834 John More...
2019-08-15 16:09:00 44.7662 -92.92919999999998 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 34 0 John Shier Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota. This recent pic was taken at a unit of Dakota County Parks. We counted 34 of them in an hour that day, which is more-or-less unprecedented for mid-August. The purple prairie coneflowers are the big draw. I expect a vigorous fall migration. More...
2019-08-18 17:00:00 44.7822064 -88.60899169999999 Painted lady Presence of butterfly in your area 50 225.0 15 deverson 12 at our house. 3 at one garden near school. Too any to count at Monarch Waystation on playground of same school. All were nectaring on flowers. We have had painted ladies on our flowers by our house for a week or two. This was my first time down at school for a week. More...
2019-10-18 18:42:00 44.855777541370564 -93.60660552978516 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 12 157.5 8 Livewombat A dozen or so Painted Ladies, mostly in one butterfly garden at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. More...
2019-09-04 19:23:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 100 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at many sites in the Arboretum. We saw probably a hundred or more of them. More...
2019-10-09 15:10:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s), Presence of butterfly in your area 200 180.0 7 Livewombat The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was full of Painted Ladies, on dahlias, salvias, Verbena bonariensis, asters, and sunning on pavement. There were a few monarchs, but I didn't see any other Vanessa butterflies with them. More...
2019-09-27 20:00:00 44.8621967 -93.61627909999999 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 300 0 Livewombat Large numbers of Painted Lady butterflies at multiple sites around the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. They were nectaring on salvia, tithonia, dahlias, zinnias, and others. More...
2019-09-22 15:30:00 44.91344714818965 -93.31657965245711 Painted lady Migrating individual(s) 4 337.5 6 Livewombat Painted ladies among monarchs nectaring on tithonia in an elementary school butterfly garden, just as the first north wind in more than two weeks began to blow. More...
2019-05-15 12:10:00 44.91519682429559 -93.32458584797041 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 0 Livewombat American Lady butterfly nectaring on dandelions next to the tennis courts in Pershing Park. More...
2019-05-05 22:16:00 44.916166610206375 -93.3153139503923 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 4 0 Livewombat Red Admirals were flying around in the late afternoon in our yard. One was sitting on a concrete wall of a raised bed. Another flew into view and the one on the concrete took off in pursuit. They were in a close spiral, flying around the limbs of a large maple tree. More...
2019-04-23 16:00:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 American lady First butterfly of the season, Presence of butterfly in your area 6 0 Livewombat At least six American Painted Lady butterflies nectaring on Scilla siberica on a sunny day on April 23, all day. One did also try the pussy willows (which were full of red admirals), but they were almost exclusively on the squill. They remained in smaller numbers on April 24. More...
2019-04-21 13:18:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral First butterfly of the season 1 0 Livewombat One red admiral on overripe banana on a butterfly feeder located at second-story window level. I searched for more, especially on the pussy willows where they usually make their first appearance in April, but I couldn't find any others. (I promptly put out more feeders.) More...
2019-04-23 16:08:00 44.9162814 -93.3153838 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 20 0 Livewombat Large number of red admirals, mostly on two pussy willow bushes, but also on a butterfly feeder with overripe bananas. Twenty is an estimate, because they were very quick and hard to count; we often saw a dozen at once. They were around all day on April 23 and 24. More...
2019-09-23 18:00:00 44.916308088506554 -93.31525818979674 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 270.0 4 Livewombat One red admiral that looked good except for missing the back of both front wings. It looked like a chomp from a bird. Amazingly it was flying pretty well. More...
2019-09-30 20:42:00 44.91633475379992 -93.31528997757789 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 202.5 6 Livewombat One red admiral stopped on my butterfly feeder for overripe banana More...
2019-10-06 16:36:00 44.91634742622037 -93.31526590502096 Red admiral Presence of butterfly in your area 1 292.5 10 Livewombat A red admiral spent a long time on a butterfly feeder at a second floor window, eating an overripe banana. More...
2019-09-16 20:18:00 44.91636166787902 -93.31524106796746 American lady Presence of butterfly in your area 1 157.5 5 Livewombat One very faded American Painted Lady nectaring on tithonia and chasing monarch butterflies off the best flowers. More...

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