I'm an amateur, so it's entirely possible that some
ids are wrong. Corrections are appreciated (e-mail
I (Tom Klein) am a member of
the Friends of Pheasant Branch,
but any errors lie solely with me.
Note that for many many insects, identification to species is
entirely impossible from these sorts of photos. Thankfully there
are also many many for which it is possible.
There are undoubtedly many many more insects at Pheasant Branch than
appear on this page - these are just a few I happen to have pictures
Friends of Pheasant Branch: Newsletters and Reports including links to:
Birds of Pheasant Branch Conservancy,
Mammals of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, and
Butterflies of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, all WDNR publications
Survey Results Results of a late
1990's WI DNR insect survey of the remnant prairie on Frederick's
Hill, coordinated by Richard Henderson.
Mike McDowell Bird pictures from Pheasant Branch and other
locations in the Madison area.
Dragonflies and Damselflies "The goal of this survey is to gain
more knowledge about the distributions and habitat requirements of our
160+ species of dragonflies and damselflies (Order Odonata)."
Most complete information on butterflies, but also contains sections
on tiger beetles and robber flies.
Frog and Toad Survey "The primary purpose of the WFTS is to
determine the status, distribution, and long-term population trends of
Wisconsin's twelve frog species." Contains links to species accounts
Pictures and ids submitted by community members. You can visit my
bugguide page here -
all of my images on bugguide also appear on this page (but not vice
Click here for an
introduction to the bugguide process.
Some other Wisconsin-specific resources:
PBC Flora A companion website to
this one, covering the flora of Pheasant Branch Conservancy.