Recent sightings

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Fred Pfeifer

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
Passaic County, NJ

Falcate Orangetip 1 male 1 female

  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Falcate Orangetip

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

We took our daily walk at the Preserve this afternoon.
It was sunny, calm and in the mid-60s.
The Clouded Sulphur was extremely fresh with a beautiful pink edge.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Tom Halliwell

Route 517 @ Panther Valley
Warren County, NJ

Flying along side of road.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Tom Halliwell

Stephens SP
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jim Springer

Deep Run Preserve, Old Bridge Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

2:15pm-3:15pm. 65°F, sunny

  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Eastern Comma 1

Falcate Orangetip

Jim Springer

Jamesburg Park Conservation Area
Middlesex County, NJ

1:15-2:30pm. 64°F, sunny
Duskywing sp. 1

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Eastern Pine Elfin

Dave DeSarno

Julian L. Capik Nature Preserve
Middlesex County, NJ

Sunny and close to 70 from about 4-5pm. My first photo of a Mourning Cloak!

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

Mike Lee

Julian Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

3-5 pm
66f and sunny with little wind…finally got the Brown Elfin photo at the end of the day feeding…
Arched Hooktip (moth) 1

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Arched Hooktip (moth)

Eastern Pine Elfin

Juvenal's Duskywing

Brown Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Falcate Orangetip

Fred Pfeifer

Mountainside Park, Pequannock Twp.
Morris County, NJ

10:30-12:30
4 male 1 female Falcate Orangetip
Newly emerged Tiger Swallowtail
Highlight juvenile Black Racer

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Spring Azure 1

Black Racer

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Maureen Lasslett

Pleasant Valley Lake, Vernon
Sussex County, NJ

Saw a low flying Spring Azure while walking on a path in the woods near my house. Such a pretty sight!

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Jane Hurwitz

Home Garden
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Spring Azure 1

David Moskowitz

Sparta
Sussex County, NJ

Tiger Swallowtail photographed by Laura Newgard this morning.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fred Pfeifer

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

Sunny until I got there. Cloud cover 60
I decided to climb the hill anyway
I had 2 small brown butterflies or moths on the walk but I missed getting a positive ID. My thinking is Brown Elfin. I'm going back tomorrow with the forecast of more sun.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Mount Rose Preserve, Carter Road
Mercer County, NJ

Sunny and pleasant, muddy areas produced, lots of trees down, leaf litter

  • Spring Azure 5
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Jim Springer

Somerset County Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge
Somerset County, NJ

115-2:30pm, 65°F, cloudy with some peeks of sun

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Adrian Smith

East Cole Road Greenway, Readington
Hunterdon County, NJ

low 60s. cloud and sporadic sun.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Spring Azure 3

Barb Sendelbach

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Overcast with a few sprinkles.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 4

Spring Azure

Sharon & Wade Wander

Dark Moon Preserve, Green Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, about 56 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 3

Nancy Eickman

Warren front yard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hardwick Twp., Paulinskill Road
Warren County, NJ

Cloudy, windy, 55 degrees, so these were a pleasant surprise.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Jim Springer

Wildcat Ridge WMA
Morris County, NJ

1:30pm - 3:00pm, 63°F, full sun

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David Benvent

Foote's Pond, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

First butterfly of the year. Seen while birding

  • Cabbage White 1

Jane Hurwitz

Home Garden
Somerset County, NJ

65 degrees with a slight breeze, lots of bees flying, Red-spotted Purple caterpillar emerged from hibernaculum on non-native willow.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Red-spotted Purple caterpillar

Adrian Smith

Echo Hill Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

65 and sunny

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny and 64 degrees. We checked most of the WMA parking lots plus the App. Bowmen’s dirt road, but no butterflies except at the Water Dog Training Area. Very surprised not to see some azures!

  • Cabbage White 3

John Beetham

Highland Park
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Dave DeSarno

Backyard gardens, Tinton Falls
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Spring Azure

Spring Azure

Jonathan Klizas

Trails from the end of White Bridge Rd., Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

60 degrees, sunny. All of the butterflies were along the very muddy trail.

  • Spring Azure 6
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mike Lee

Julian Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

59 and sunny….pine elfin was across the isthmus opposite the gasline cut near the solar panels near river birch along water.
Weak flying with very checkered reddish hind wing
[Moderator note:] Northern NJ new early date by 2 weeks for Eastern Pine Elfin.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Spring Azure

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Falcate Orangetip

Brown Elfin

Jane Hurwitz

Home Garden, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

Northern Spicebush started to bloom today.

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, about 54 degrees. We were also treated to a Barred Owl calling.

  • Eastern Comma 3

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Kittatinny Valley SP - Mount Nebo Road
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, mid-50s, not windy. Parking lot extremely crowded,
but Mt. Nebo Road not so.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2