Recent sightings

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Sharon & Wade Wander

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

Sun and clouds, upper 70's and very humid.
lots of gnats
2:20-3:30

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 15
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Fred Weber

Liberty State Park
Hudson County, NJ

Good to see so many Monarchs (100 a rough estimate). Mostly on the old Interpretive Center trails, nectaring on Eupatorium (Thourghwort?).
10:30-1:30. Bright overcast. Mid 70's.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 100
  • Common Sootywing 1

Carol and Michael Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

2:00-4:40 PM. High 70's. Much goldenrod blooming but most nectaring on Knapweed. Brazilian verbena in gardens also attracted many butterflies. Also 3 dark swallowtail sp., 1 road-killed rosa-form Buckeye.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Dun Skipper 1

Viceroy

Painted Lady

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Water Wheel horse farm, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made from Fredon-Marksboro Road north and south of intersection with Fairview Hill Road (note that this is private property, and much of it is protected by an electric fence). Mostly sunny, humid, low 80's. 3:30-4:00. Pasture loaded with Spotted Knapweed flowers . Last brood of Meadow Fritillaries the largest brood this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur c
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Meadow Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Chris Williams

Finderne Wetland
Somerset County, NJ

Spmerset Historic Site

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 24
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 10
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Sharon & Wade Wander

Tatum Park
Monmouth County, NJ

10:00-12:00. 70°-mid 80s. Cloudy for the first hour, then good sun. A walk conducted for patrons of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Middletown.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Alice Koster, Lee Gaitskill, Schwinne Lee, Garry Annibal

Visitor Center at Great Swamp NWR - Fall Festival. Harding Township.
Morris County, NJ

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM ; warm, humid, mostly sunny; Observations made while at the NABA - North Jersey Butterfly Club exhibit and during member led butterfly walk.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Carol and Michael Newlon

206 Emerson Lane, Berkeley Heights
Union County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

C Wyluda

Trenton, downtown
Mercer County, NJ

noon, sunny, warm. zabs here all week but, too lazy to report them. all on small zinnias.

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Sachem 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

3:00-4:00
sun and clouds, light drizzle, 70's

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Joe Haemmerle

Palisades - Alpine State Line Lookout
Bergen County, NJ

Don't know what the little brownish one is? Can anyone help identify it?

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Monarch

Black Swallowtail

David DeSarno

Dorbrook Park/ Backyard Garden
Monmouth County, NJ

Saw the Hackberry Emperor yesterday - first one seen in the backyard.

  • American Copper 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Sachem 3

Hackberry Emperor

Sachem

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Gardens, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

2-3 pm. Upper 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 35

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 7

Clouded Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Sharon & Wade Wander

Yards Creek Generating Station, Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

12:15-3:00
Sunny, 67-70.
Compare results to our posted Aug. 30 visit. Much less knapweed in bloom on 9/11 visit.
2 unident. anglewings

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 90
  • American Copper 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Leonard's Skipper 5

Carol and Michael Newlon

Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

10:00 AM - 12:20 PM. Most activity on Knapweed and Thistle. A couple of grass-skippers so faded we could not venture an ID.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 23
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Anita & Keith Richmond

Fairview Farms
Somerset County, NJ

1:30 - 3:00

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Anita & Keith Richmond

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10:10 - 12:25

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 4

Tom Halliwell

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10:45 to 2:15. Sunny, calm with temps in the 70s. Gorgeous day with surprisingly good butterfly variety.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 5

Barb Sendelbach

Stokes State Forest (Kittle Rd, Shotwell, Stony Lake, Tibbs Trails)
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

10:15-12:00
mostly sunny, and breezy, 60's

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Crosswicks Creek Park, Province Line Road, Upper Freehold Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1:15pm-4:15pm, clear then partly clear, breezy, 72F
Lots of nectar: thoroughwort, goldenrod, ironweed, thistle, some knapweed, some loosestrife, aster just starting

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 180

Viceroy

Common Wood-Nymph

Cloudless Sulphur

Carol and Michael Newlon

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 Am - 3:30 PM. Cool morning, breezy, warmed up later. Also 1 white-form Sulphur sp, 1 Anglewing sp.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Sachem 8

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sachem

Sulphur sp.

American Copper

Fred Weber

Camp Olympia, off Flatbrook Rd., Stokes State Forest.
Sussex County, NJ

11:30-1:30. Partly cloudy. Sun was blocked 20% of the time. 65-70F.
The fields were beautiful with goldenrods, Wild Bergamot, a few asters and the purplish tint of the Little Bluestem. But there were few butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Barb Sendelbach

Nomahegan Park Cranford
Union County, NJ

Took a stroll around the first pond and part of the second along the edge that contained a good mix of wildflowers. There was a lot of butterfly activity once we got out of the area with heavy foot traffic. Along with the butterflies, I found a Milkweed with (3) Monarch caterpillars.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 32

Monarch caterpillars

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:40-11:30
upper 50's, breezy, and mostly cloudy

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 11
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

1-2 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 20

Anita & Keith Richmond

Richard Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, 65 degrees, windy
10:30 - 1:05

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • American Copper 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 51
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 13
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

During an early morning walk around the yard I found 2 more Monarchs feeding nearby 2 that already pupated in the White Snakeroot next to the Milkweed. Across from them in the patch of Hog Peanut, there was a late instar Silver-spotted Skipper. In the driveway I found a pair of Delicate Cycnia hiding on the back of Indian Hemp. On the next leaves over, several Delicate Cycnia caterpillars of various stages.

Later that morning I saw a few Cabbage Whites in the garden with 2 males chasing a female and later in the day the lucky winner mating with her.

Meanwhile in the rearing container, 2 Milkweed Tussock caterpillars pupated while a third was in the early stages of pupation.

  • Cabbage White 3

Moonarch chrysalis

Milkweed Tussock pupa

Delicate Cycnia caterpillar

Delicate Cycnia

Silver-spotted Skipper caterpillar

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 4

American Copper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Monarch

Question Mark

Sachem

Sachem

Question Mark

Red-banded Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander garden and nearby private property with little bluestem grass fields, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2