Recent sightings

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Deborah Bifulco

pollinator garden, yard
Sussex County, NJ

American Lady was the first one I've seen this season

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

American Lady

Barb Sendelbach

KVSP - Butterfly garden, field loop in front of park office.
Sussex County, NJ

Another overcast day. We saw 1 Monarch on a Buddleia, in the butterfly garden. The rest were seen on Goldenrod in the field. The pollinator of the day was the Ailanthus Webworm Moth. I counted 87 while walking the loop. There must have many more on the plants away from the edge of the path.

  • Monarch 19

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

Despite the dismal weather, I managed to flush a Cabbage White while gardening and saw two female Eastern Tailed-Blue searching for suitable host plants. Earlier this morning, I found a single Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar resting on a Black Locust leaf along with a dozen or so Isabella Tiger Moth (Woolly Bear) Caterpillars feeding on various plants in the garden and in the lawn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar

John J. Collins

Sandy Hook - from north tip to area around "K" lot
Monmouth County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Eastern Tailed-Blue

American Copper

David DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem 2

American Lady

Monarch

American Lady

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Good year for Ocola Skippers up here. Another one was nectaring on MSU campus today.

Also, the first real Monarch migration day. When I was on a roof in town to see some migrating Broad-Winged Hawks, I saw at least 20 migrating Monarchs in about an hour.

  • Ocola Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell

White Lake Natural Area, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:45 to 1:30. Sun with clouds; temps mid-70s to about 80°. Swarthy Skipper quite worn. Obvious Monarch movement.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 34
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

C Wyluda

West State St., Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

rainy day… sachems in low number… then a fresh hairstreak

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 2

Gray Hairstreak

C Wyluda

West State St., Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

12:20- variegated was fresh; dusky wing was worn

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 17

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Variegated Fritillary

Barb Sendelbach

High Point State Park (various areas)
Sussex County, NJ

A beautiful sunny, above average temperature day.
We saw a few Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillars in their shelters in Bush Clover and a gorgeous late instar Pine Sphinx Caterpillar.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Gray Hairstreak
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Pearl Crescent
  • American Lady
  • Monarch
  • Least Skipper
  • Peck's Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar

Pine Sphinx caterpillar

C Wyluda

Master Gardeners' Garden, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

3:20-4pm, sunny 80F

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Garden, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2:30-3:30 pm. 86 degrees. Clouds and sun.
Most years I see at least one (usually 2-3) Ocola Skippers in this garden, almost always on verbena.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 35

Tom Halliwell

Willowwood Arboretum County Park
Morris County, NJ

11:00 to 2:00. Mostly sunny and humid; temp. ca. 80°.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Barb Sendelbach

Mohawk Park, Cranford
Union County, NJ

Various flowers around the pond were still in bloom including Climbing Hempvine and Blue Mistflower. While poking around the Mistflower, I happened to notice a Giant Water Bug resting on a leaf nearby. My first sighting outside of Northern New Jersey.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge backyard
Middlesex County, NJ

Most of the activity on Zinnia, Marigolds and Buddleia.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Several butterfly gardens in town. 2:15-4 pm.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 20
  • Sachem 50+

Chris Williams

Deepcut Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Monarch 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Sachem 120

Chris Williams

Tatum Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Let Monmouth County Aud Trip

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 4

C Wyluda

home, Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

finally not raining, about 75F; sachems M,F

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 2

Tom Halliwell

Area near Tilcon Lake off Kinney Road, Mt. Olive Twp.
Morris County, NJ

11:00 to 1:15. Overcast, 70s. This area is loaded with shrubby willows and is a great spot for Viceroys and Red-spotted Purples. But it was interesting that ca. 8 Viceroys and 2 Red-spotted Purples were "nectaring" on the berries of three Autumn Olive shrubs, a very invasive alien. They were really quite approachable leading me to wonder if the juice was somewhat fermented.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Viceroy & Red-spotted Purple

C Wyluda

Trenton, W. State St.
Mercer County, NJ

12:30 pm , break in the drizzle

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

C Wyluda

home, Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

new day, new monarch, though the weather was still rainy and not conducive to flight

Monarch