Recent sightings

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John J. Collins

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

Bright and sunny, temps in the 70's.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1

C Wyluda

Stonybrook Millstone Watershed HQ, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

first time here during flower season; daisies, clovers, tons of orange milkweed, cone flowers, dog bane just budding, butterflies almost all on a very fragrant patch of common milkweed in the sun

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Striped Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 29
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3

Striped Hairstreak

Monarch

Banded Hairstreak

Least Skipper

Little Glassywing

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hampton Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

3:15-4:00, sunny, mid 70s.

  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Power line, Sparta Twp. (partly in Sparta Mountain WMA)
Sussex County, NJ

11:00-12:00, sunny, low 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 19
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

Marjorie Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

Late Morning, Sunny, Low 70s
The Harvesters were a very big surprise.
Marge's photo was taken on her cell phone and enlarged.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Harvester 2
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 9
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Harvester

Tim Vogel

Tourne County Park, Boonton Township
Morris County, NJ

3pm-4pm, cloudless sky, mid 70s, minimal breeze
Tourne recently reopened due to bear issue, poor bear
Expected more activity,
Milkweed opening

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2

Michael Newlon

Morris County Environmental Center
Morris County, NJ

10 AM - 1:30 PM. Sunny, 75F. Little nectar except for dogbane in one small scrubby clearing. Powerline cut inaccessible because of construction.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Appalachian Brown

Jim Springer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

Mostly sunny early then some clouds later, breezy, low 70's 11:30am-4:30pm
Although there was Common MIlkweed and Dogbane nearby that attracted other butterflies, no Banded Hairstreaks were found nectaring. All were found in groups of 2-5 chasing each other followed by retiring to neutral leaves to rest before resuming their chasing.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 15
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Hoary Edge 12
  • Southern Cloudywing 8
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

Southern Cloudywing

Banded Hairstreak

John J. Collins

Sunrise Mountain, Stokes State Forest
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 8 participants. Sunny, temps in the 60's.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Marjorie Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Whittingham WMA (west side)
Sussex County, NJ

Late Afternoon, Sunny, Warm

  • Cabbage White 45
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Marjorie Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Sussex County, NJ

Late Morning, Sunny, Temperature in low 70s

  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Private Property, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

1:30-3:15, mostly sunny, low 70s. The Coral Hairstreaks were not nectaring in dense stand of Dogbane and Com. Milkweed, but all were perching (displaying?) in adjacent goldenrod field.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 90
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 5
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • American Lady 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 13
  • Common Wood-Nymph 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20
  • European Skipper 51
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 53

Coral Hairstreak

European Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Mountainside Park
Bergen County, NJ

11-1. A beautiful day in low 70s. Great to see so many Coral Hairstreaks in N. Jersey. No Banded, though!

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Hoary Edge 20
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Cabbage White

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Hoary Edge

Little Glassywing

Northern Cloudywing

Mourning Cloak

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Lafayette
Sussex County, NJ

A fresh Banded Hairstreak came to the moth lights. It remained all day clinging to the siding to avoid the rain.

  • Banded Hairstreak 1

Banded Hairstreak

Joyce Cloughly

Stokes State Forest, Sunrise Mountain
Sussex County, NJ

4:00-4:45. Sunny, in the 80s. The Hairstreak, which was very fresh, gave chase to an intruding Silver-spotted Skipper. First Edwards' Hairstreak I've ever seen.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Edwards' Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Edwards' Hairstreak

Edwards' Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny, hot and very humid all day. Nice to see that our little colony of Banded Hairstreaks persists, displaying in the Sassafras tree (rather than nearby oaks) that they use every year.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Water Wheel Farm, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Quick roadside stop. 7 of the Frits were nectaring on Canada Thistle, 1 on Birdfoot Trefoil.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:50-3:40, sunny, high 80s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 24
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 8

Michael Newlon

Oakwood Park, New Providence
Union County, NJ

12:20 - 1:15 PM. Clouds and sun, about 85 F. Nice dogbane patch here. One grass-skipper sp.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM. Clouds and sun, about 85 F. Little nectar here now, may improve in a week or so when the Mountain-mint gets going. One Blue/Azure sp.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Dave DeSarno

Thompson Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Extremely hot (90's) and sunny from 3:00 - 5:00. I've been to this park hundreds of times and this is the first time I've ever had glassywings there. It was absolutely stunning to see 4 coral hairstreaks chasing in the fields after having just seen one for the first time on the field trip 6.19. Pretty sure I photographed 3 individuals. Four were swirling around in a group at one point trying to claim perches, and one even buzzed me! Possible viceroy and another unidentified skipper. Also saw a monarch chase a blackbird.

  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 5
  • Coral Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 2

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

coral

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Coral Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

C Wyluda

home Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

was marveling that South Jersey had monarch cats already,
but apparently I missed the early stages in my own yard

Monarch caterpillar

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

1:40-3:00, mostly sunny, low 80s. Abundant Dogbane and Spreading Dogbane. Trails not mowed. Mosquito repellent recommended.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 170
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 13
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

9:45-11:00, mostly sunny, upper 60s. Cabbage Whites and GS Fritillaries are undercounts as we could not cover the whole field.

  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 35
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Dun Skipper 2

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Pole Farm, aka Mercer Meadows, Hopewell Tsp
Mercer County, NJ

3-4pm; rain halted our survey;
rb hairstreak was not on milkweed but in an unknown tree.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 5

Red-banded Hairstreak

Maria Loukeris

Canal Rd. (north end parking lot by Bucky Lane)
Sussex County, NJ

1:00-1:30, partly sunny, 86 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1

Jim Springer

Troy Meadows, Parsippany-Troy Hills
Morris County, NJ

Sunny, 1:30pm-4:15pm, 80°, breezy

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Appalachian Brown 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 15
  • Dun Skipper 6

Little Glassywing

NABA/NJCF Field Trip

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
Morris County, NJ

9:30-12:30, sunny and warm. 20 observers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 20
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Little Glassywing 17
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Crystal Springs accessed from main Teetertown area
Hunterdon County, NJ

fritilary was on the main Teetertown side. skippers on thistles and milkweed; etbs fresh; may have missed a spread wing.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Least Skipper 7
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 5

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Least Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Dave DeSarno

Mercer Meadows (Blackwell Road)
Mercer County, NJ

Warm and mostly sunny from 4:10-6:05. Beautiful, stunning, fresh great spangled fritillary! Estimate on the glassywings and broken-dashes as many were in the same areas and flying. Dark swallowtail was quick but likely a spicebush. Not positive about the first hairstreak (upside down on milkweed) - the blue hindwing spot extends a ways inward as in hickory but the top band doesn't widen as it extends to the edge - I put both as banded (a first for me!) but feel free to correct.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 6
  • Little Glassywing 12

Eight-spotted Forester

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Least Skipper

Banded Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Little Glassywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Banded Hairstreak

Joyce Cloughly

Jamesburg Park Conservation Area, orange trail
Middlesex County, NJ

3:00-4:45. Sunny, low 80s. Few butterflies, lots of ticks. Also three medium-sized brownish flybys.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Dave DeSarno

Rutgers Gardens
Middlesex County, NJ

3:30-4:35. Gardens were re-planted so not much at peak, but the lavender was attracting lots of whites and skippers. I was very surprised to see the American Snout - looked like it was possibly laying eggs on the hackberry tree, but there was also witch-hazel woven in the area. Also one angle-wing unidentified, and possibly some broken-dashes mixed in.

  • Cabbage White 59
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

American Snout

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Cabbage White

Little Glassywing

Cabbage White

Little Glassywing

Little Glassywing

Cabbage White

American Snout

Tim Vogel

P8, Stephens Road, West Milford, Newark Watershed property
Passaic County, NJ

Hiked past gate along road to fire tower trail 10:30-noon
Clear skies
Birds very quiet
Permit required to hike watershed

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 5
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

C Wyluda

Pole Farm near Blackwell Rd parking
Mercer County, NJ

banded hairstreaks today- no oak… possibly a viceroy but it was too fast to be certain. bflies very cooperative as I have the poorest camera.

  • Cabbage White 19
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 3

Little Glassywing

Banded Hairstreak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Banded Hairstreak

Northern Broken-Dash

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, WOC, Long Hill Rd, Pleasant Plains Rd
Morris County, NJ

9:30 AM - 2 PM; sunny, breezy, 75-80F. Loads of dogbane at the WOC but most butterflies on a little patch of Purple milkweed. A nice milkweed patch on Pleasant Plains Rd just N of the HQ driveway had only Least skippers and a Cabbage White.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Banded Hairstreak

Red Admiral

'Summer' Spring Azure

John J. Collins

Catfish Pond, Delaware Water Gap NRA
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walks (5 participants). Bright and sunny, 70°

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

C Wyluda

Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

late (5-7pm) dry and breezy. Between Maidenhead and Cold Soil parking lots. milkweed in bloom in many areas but butterfly #s low.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Monarch 2

Mike Newlon, Tom Halliwell, & Keith Richmond

Kay Environmental Ctr, Chester Twp
Morris County, NJ

9:45-1:00, Sunny, upper 70s, low humidity. Wind increasing as the day went on.
Extensive dogbane in bloom along with a bit of milkweed. Plenty of azures and frits, but skippers were hard to come by.
2 photos of a single unidentified Hairstreak individual. Wondering if perhaps this is an Oak?
All photos by Mike Newlon.

[moderator]: Yes, it is an Oak Hairstreak. It's been a good year for them in both north and south NJ.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 33
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 22
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Hobomok Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

'Summer' Spring Azure

Oak Hairstreak

Oak Hairstreak

Dave DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

2:45 - 4:30 warm and breezy with sun and clouds. Lots of European Skippers, coppers, and blues feeding on and flying over the huge clover patches. Cool group of eastern tailed-blues puddling on the sand. 3 other dark skippers unidentified.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • American Copper 33
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 21
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 10

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

European Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

C Wyluda

Mountain Lakes Park, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

A very quick late walk around the main lake- if you think you have cicadas, they were truly deafening here. Had to find something with which to fashion ear plugs. Not too much flowering, though I did not go through the upper fields. Jewel weed, a bit of honeysuckle, spicebush, clovers.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Conservation Center
Monmouth County, NJ

2:30-5:00. Sunny and breezy, around 80 degrees. Most butterflies were nectaring on Milkweed and Dogbane. Much butterfly activity in extensive Dogbane patches around the Norway Spruce trees past the airline navigation beacon. Also lots of equestrian activity today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 120+
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8

Silver-spotted Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Gray Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak

Tom Halliwell

Crystal Springs County Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:45 to 2:00. Sunny. Excellent nectar at Dogbane and Canada Thistle. Common Milkweed mostly in bud.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 250+
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 8
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 18
  • European Skipper 75+
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Marjorie Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

10:45 to Noon, Sunny, Mostly Cool

  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 21

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

11:30-12:20, sun and clouds, low 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Water Wheel Farm, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

4:15. Roadside stop near patch of Canada Thistle. Our first sighting of 2nd brood of Meadow Frit.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

3:20-4:10, mostly sunny, upper 70s. Also had one Lady sp.

  • Cabbage White 27
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 33
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • European Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Dave DeSarno

Pole Farm - Mercer Meadows
Mercer County, NJ

Warm with sun and clouds. If you are looking for the cicadas this is an excellent spot - there were 100's in the fields and viewable at close range - the trees were also buzzing in some areas.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Swarthy Skipper 1

Cicada

Cicada

Cicada

Cicada

Cicada

'Summer' Spring Azure

Viceroy

Swarthy Skipper

Marjorie Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Paulinskill WMA
Sussex County, NJ

4 to 5 PM, Temp upper 70s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 13
  • Question Mark 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 1

Chris Williams

Negei Napole Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 12
  • Question Mark 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy, cool and breezy morning. Specific location not disclosed.

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Bronze Copper 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Viceroy 1

John J. Collins

Negri Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Partly sunny for the 1 1/2 hours I was there. Unfortunately, there are few flowers in bloom right now.

  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Chris Williams

Dyson Track,
Mercer County, NJ

Dyson Track is off Quaker Bridge Rd, Mercer Butterfly Count Area.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Glassywing 4

Chris Williams

Ted Stiles Preserve
Mercer County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Little Glassywing 4

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Lake Assunpink parking traveling east on dirt road
Monmouth County, NJ

2:10pm noticeable cooler and overcast.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3

Spicebush Swallowtail

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Assunpink Wildlife Conservation Center, Elridge Rd
Monmouth County, NJ

12:20pm hike from parking area to Tower and back.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Great Spangled Fritillary

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Herbert Rd trail (Union Transportation) Allenwood
Mercer County, NJ

had an unknown anglewing sp. off the bridge that gave us the slip.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Zabulon Skipper

Jonathan Klizas

Troy Meadows
Morris County, NJ

8-11 AM, overcast and cool, various locations in the Meadows

  • Cabbage White 26
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Appalachian Brown

Eastern Comma

Dave DeSarno

Tatum Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Warm and mostly sunny 4-6 pm. Checking for some harvesters at this location in the beech woods but no luck - the habitat looks quite promising though. Still a lot of activity in the many fields I checked.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 45
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1

Zabulon Skipper

Cabbage White

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Pole Farm, aka Mercer Meadows, Hopewell Tsp
Mercer County, NJ

70s and cloudy, zab was a female, missed a hairstreak in a Juniper, and possibly a duskywing sp. Another unidentified caterpillar

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 21
  • Little Wood-Satyr 21
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Mystery caterpillar, Tiger Moth sp.?

Northern Broken-Dash

Little Glassywing

Red-banded Hairstreak

'Summer' Spring Azure

Zabulon Skipper

Little Glassywing

Oak Hairstreak

Least Skipper

C Wyluda & M. Lee

Pole Farm- Blackwell and Maidenhead Trails
Mercer County, NJ

70s, cloudy… zab was a female. missed a hairstreak in a juniper and possibly a dusky wing…

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

NABA Field Trip

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

9:30-1:30, overcast with fleeting brighter patches, 64-70º. 10 observers. Oak Hairstreak and swirls of fritillaries made up for the gloom and damp. 2 early instars of an Azure sp. seen on Black Cohosh flower buds. All photos by Wade Wander.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Oak Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 70
  • Little Wood-Satyr 35
  • Monarch 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 9
  • Dun Skipper 1

White-banded Toothed Carpet Moth

White-spotted Sable Moth

Little Wood-Satyr

Great Spangled Fritillary

Oak Hairstreak