Recent sightings

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Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

10:40-12:15, sunny, 65-69.
The QM was super-fresh, with gorgeous lilac border, but wouldn't sit for a photo.
The meadows are being seriously invaded by native Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans). Like Big Bluestem, it can crowd out and obscure smaller plants.
The Rosarie garden is particularly lovely, and its sheltered situation is good for butterflies in the fall.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Barb Sendelbach

Stokes State Forest (Blue Mountain Loop Trail)
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Joe Burgiel Marge Barrett

Dark Moon Preserve
Sussex County, NJ

3:30 to 4:30PM, Sunny Cool.

  • Cabbage White 40
  • Clouded Sulphur 19
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Whiten Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

2 to 3PM, Sunny & cool.
Also seen 2 white female sulphurs

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette (Home Garden)
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 7

Tom Halliwell

Teetertown County Preserve
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 60+
  • Clouded Sulphur 40+
  • Orange Sulphur 10+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 13

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 4

American Lady

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Monarch

Horace's Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White

Marie Longo

Hackensack
Bergen County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

Harvester seen briefly in woods near inflow to pond. Not a beech tree in sight. Alders perhaps 100 yards away at pond edge.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 28
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Leaderless Walk with Ann Watts, George Nixon, Mike Newlon, and others

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

9 AM - 2:30 PM. Ocolas, plus single Monarch, Sachem, Cloudless Sulfur, were nectaring on a blooming Baccharis at the north end of the old-visitor-center parking lot. Most other butterflies on Camphorweed.

  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • American Copper 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Sachem 5

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur

Ahmet Baytas

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

11:55-12:50. Sunny and warm.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Sachem 8

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 34

Fred Weber

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

First Sachem for me at this location, a bright, fresh male.
Great Spangleds were nectaring on the few remaining Wild Bergamot flowers.
Ringlet was fresh, as was the Horace's - a female.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

C Wyluda

W. State Street, Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

noon

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

C Wyluda/M. Lee

Horseshoe Bend County Park, Kingwood Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

south entrance, blue trail
2-3 pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

American Copper

Common Buckeye

Silver-spotted Skipper

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Barb Sendelbach

Sandy Hook (K lot and surrounding area to S. Bragg Road)
Monmouth County, NJ

Despite the mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions, there were a good number and variety of butterflies seen. Most of the Partridge Pea appeared to be dried up from lack of rain. Most species seen nectaring on Camphorweed, Sweet Everlasting and Knapweed.

Several pair of Orange Sulphur and Buckeye were seen courting and mating throughout the grassy field.

No Little Yellow or Checkered White seen.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White a
  • Orange Sulphur a
  • American Copper 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Barb Sendelbach

Sandy Hook (Old Visitor area, Dune Trail/Bike Path and surrounding areas
Monmouth County, NJ

Despite the mostly cloudy conditions, there were a good number of butterflies in the area. Most nectaring on Prairie Sunflower, Camphorweed and Knapweed. No Checkered Whites seen.

  • Cabbage White a
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Gray Hairstreak

Tom Bailey

Crosswicks Creek Park, Upper Freehold Township
Monmouth County, NJ

Parcel at intersection of Rt. 537 & Province Line Rd. A little known jem of the Monmouth County Park System excellent for birds & butterflies which were very common today. Mowed paths through the fields make censusing the area easy. 25 species in about 3 hours during the afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Little Yellow 2
  • American Copper 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 22
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 120
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 94
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 7
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 21
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 67

American Snout

White M Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Ocola Skipper

Linda Ward

Robbinsville - private garden
Mercer County, NJ

This guy joined me for breakfast this morning.

  • Long-tailed Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Ahmet Baytas

Montclair
Essex County, NJ

11:15-12:15. Visited a couple of gardens in town.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Sachem 9

Fred Weber

Sandy Hook: Overgrown tennis court, Locust grove, visitor center area.
Monmouth County, NJ

3 Cloudless Sulfurs, 2 Fiery Skippers & a Tawny-edged Skipper along big parking lot by visitors center.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 12
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Jim Springer

Deep Cut Gardens
Monmouth County, NJ

1:15pm-1:45pm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 16

Jim Springer

Tatum Park
Monmouth County, NJ

11:00am-1:00pm, 70F, 50% sun, breezy.
Most activity in front fields near Holland Road.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Sachem 17

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 18

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 33

Barb Sendelbach

Sandy Hook "C" beach and between B and C parking lot areas
Monmouth County, NJ

Noon through late afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5

Jim Springer

Hunterdon County Arboretum, Lebanon
Hunterdon County, NJ

3:00pm-4:15pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 25
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Springer

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

11:00am-2:30pm, 73F, sunny
I was able to photograph all 4 White M Hairstreaks, all on Late-flowering Thoroughwort.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 160
  • Clouded Sulphur 25
  • Orange Sulphur 35
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 12
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Sachem

White M Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

11:15-12:15, sunny, 65. Butterfly activity seems to be winding down here, but Clouded Sulphurs were strong and it was nice to see 3 Viceroys, one laying eggs on Pussy Willow. The beautiful Fringed Gentians are starting to flower.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 20
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 10

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes backyard
Bergen County, NJ

Glad to see a few more Monarch butterflies lately.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1$$!
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Peck's Skipper 10

Orange Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Variegated Fritillary

Ahmet Baytas

AVIS CAMPBELL GARDENS, Montclair
Essex County, NJ

4:15-4:45. Warm but cloudy.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 18

Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White

Gray Hairstreak

Ahmet Baytas

PRESBY MEMORIAL IRIS GARDENS
Essex County, NJ

Peck's Skipper and Sachem numbers are conservative estimates. 11:30-12:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 40
  • Sachem 25

Gray Hairstreak

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White