Recent sightings

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Marj Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

An hour about noon. Hot & Humid.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 22
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

A few observations throughout this warm, humid, and mostly sunny day. The Cloudless Sulphur was our 46th yard species for 2021 so it is very likely that our streak of seeing at least 50 species on our property in a year will be broken after probably more than 20 years. Monarchs are increasing while the grass skippers are decreasing.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Joyce Cloughly

Flatbrook Wildlife Management Area, Ennis Road
Sussex County, NJ

5:00-5:30. Overcast, low 80s. Meadow Fritillaries were fresh and frenetic. One finally paused for a photo.

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 4
  • Monarch 2

Meadow Fritillary

Joyce Cloughly

Old Mine Road at intersection with Kuhn Road
Sussex County, NJ

4:00-4:45. Hazy sun, low 80s. Lots of mosquitoes.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2

Pearl Crescent

Joyce Cloughly

Old Mine Road at intersection with Pompey Road
Sussex County, NJ

3-3:30. Mostly sunny, low 80s. Comma was fresh, Millipedes were fewer, and the mosquitoes voracious.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 5

Eastern Comma

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Overlook & Wildlife Observation Center
Morris County, NJ

10 AM - 12:30 PM. Sunny, humid, 80-85 F. Many mosquitos. Red Admiral quite fresh, Viceroys slightly worn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Monarch 1

Viceroy

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

C Wyluda

Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

red spotted purples here in miserable condition- ragged and few scales left on the wings

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Viceroy

Joyce Cloughly

The Quinns' garden. Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, NJ

3:00-4:30. Sunny, around 80 degrees. American Lady very fresh.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Sachem 5

American Lady

American Lady

Monarch

Joyce Cloughly

DeKorte Park
Bergen County, NJ

2:00-2:30. Sunny and breezy in the low 80s.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 11
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

Noon - 12:30. Little in the way of nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Passaic River Park - River Rd, Chatham Twp
Morris County, NJ

10:45-11:45 AM, sunny, breezy, 85 F. Area had clearly been underwater during recent storms. Thistle and Grass-leaved goldenrod nearly spent.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

C Wyluda

Stonybrook Millstone Watershed
Mercer County, NJ

some back fields severely cut; fields around Nature Center still
blooming; asian mantisses prowling; azure "nectaring" on smart weed- those are tiny flowers.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Mantid

Red-spotted Purple

North New Jersey Butterfly Club

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10 AM to Lunch; Sunny; Mid 70s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 16
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 4

Keith Richmond & Jim Springer

Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood twp
Hunterdon County, NJ

2:00-4:15pm, mostly sunny, windy, 74F

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Keith Richmond; & Jim Springer

Windy Acres, Clinton Twp.,
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:30am–1:15pm, sunny, 72F, windy, first time in new park, lots of knapweed in bloom

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Sharon & Wade Wander, and Robert Somes

Yards Creek generating Station, Blairstown
Warren County, NJ

10:00 - 2:15
66-70, mostly sunny and very breezy
This is a gated and guarded facility. As volunteers to the NJDEP, Endangered and Nongame Species Program we have had permission since 2010 to survey for the now State Endangered Leonard's Skipper. This was a down year for this species and most other species of grass skippers. The Painted Lady was only our second for the year and was very fresh.

Last week we saw a Bobcat and today a Coyote.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 44
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 31
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 31
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 24
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Leonard's Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Painted Lady

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Michael Newlon

Wagner Farm, Mountain Avenue, Warren Twp
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - noon; mostly birding. Monarchs all westbound, from grass-level to very high.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 8

Michael Newlon

Stahl Natural Area & River Road Park
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - 1 PM. Sun and increasing clouds, about 85 F. Most action on Grass-leafed goldenrod, especially at River Rd Pk.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 7

Cabbage White

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Dave DeSarno

Canal Rd. and Appalachian Trail, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

1:30-4:30 warm with sun and some clouds. I checked some fields and the trailsides E and W of Rt. 94 and Canal Rd. Most activity around thistle and red clover, some on asters and purple loosestrife. Common checkered skippers were the first I've seen in some time and there were likely more deeper in the field - I mainly stayed on the boardwalk trail. Rough counts on the crescents and sulphur sp.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur a
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 26
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Viceroy 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5

Sulphur sp.

Common Checkered-Skipper

Eastern Comma

Common Checkered-Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Joyce Cloughly

Thompson Park Conservation Area. Gravel Hill Trail parking lot off Davison Road.
Middlesex County, NJ

2:00-2:45. Sunny, upper 70s. Red-banded Hairstreak very worn. Skippers and ETBs nectaring on the last few Bush-clover flowers. Impressive, volleyball-sized Puffball on lawn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Puffballl

Puffball

Peck's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Joyce Cloughly

Flemington Hyundai
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:00-11:30. Sunny, upper 70s. Not as many species as the last time I butterflied Flemington Hyundai.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

Visited a few gardens in town while biking. It has been a dismal spring, summer, and so far, fall here! This is the best day I have had!

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 25

John J. Collins

Lusscroft Farm, High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks, 7 participants. Sunny, temps in 70's.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Columbia Wildlife Management Area, Knowlton Twp.
Warren County, NJ

4:15-4:35, sunny, mid-70s. A quick stop at a large field on Mt. Pleasant Road (about half a mile in from Rt. 94, on the left) that is in the early stages of management for pollinators. Currently it is a colorful mix of cosmos, coreopsis, and a few other annuals, with the perennials that were seeded in hopefully to become more prominent in future years.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Observations limited to a few circuits through the garden in the afternoon. The Pipevine was our second of the summer. American Lady has been scarce so far this year. Warm and sunny.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Pipevine Swallowtail

American Lady

C Wyluda

Arboretum
Hunterdon County, NJ

A new aluvial fan on the outer loop trail here. Thistle, NY Ironweed, goldenrod, butterfly bush blooming… autumn joy sedums not yet at peak. Snowberry clearwing present as well.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 11

Sachem

Red-banded Hairstreak

North NJ Butterfly Club

Blairstown Township Private Yard
Warren County, NJ

10:00 AM to Lunch; Sunny; Warm
Many observers.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 2