Butterflies start appearing in Door County mid-May. Have you noticed any butterflies in July? This season the numbers have not been as high as other summers because of the cooler spring we had this year. The good news, due to the recent heat wave in July, the numbers are increasing.
There are about 50 species in Wisconsin. In Door County, 27 of the 50 species have been reported. One of the easiest butterflies to see flying is the yellow tiger swallowtail. My favorite will always be the Monarch butterfly.
Did you know that butterflies are sun worshipers, that seldom you would see on a cloudy day. It seems the sun provides them with the power of flight.
While in Door County, see if you can find the 27 species that have been reported. I know I’ve seen one, the Monarch!