Recent sightings

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Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain
Passaic County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swllowtail was nectaring on barberry.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Keith Richmond and Jim Springer

Julian L. Capik Natural Area, Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

74°F, sunny, breeze, 3:15-4:45pm
One orangetip was working the prevalent roadside dandelions.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Falcate Orangetip 6
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4

Eastern Pine Elfin

Falcate Orangetip

Keith Richmond and Jim Springer

Deep Run Preserve, Old Bridge
Middlesex County, NJ

74°F, sunny, 2pm-3pm
Female orangetip nectaring on cress and rejecting advances of male.

  • Falcate Orangetip 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Spring Azure 1

Keith Richmond and Jim Springer

Jamesburg Park Conservation Area
Middlesex County, NJ

Sunny, wind picked up mid-day. 63-72°F, 10:30am -12:45am

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jane Hurwitz

Home Garden Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

FOY Eastern Tiger Swallowtail for home garden at 8:30 AM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Tom Halliwell

Jenny Jump SF
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, warm (c. 70°), and rather windy. The orangetips were all flying so the count is a guesstimate of the number of different individuals.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Spring Azure 3

Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain
Passaic County, NJ

Seen along Ridge. A short distance from where the Black Swallowtail was last week.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

11:00-12:00, sun and clouds, about 60 degrees. Pretty slow! There is an Osprey nest on the cell tower beyond the southern end of the lake.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Jack McKee and Jim Springer

Allaire State Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Exploring the state of previously good butterfly sites within the park , much of the undergrowth has been decimated by deer browsing, trails on southern side of park heavily used by trail bikers 59°F, cloudy

Azures appeared to be females and where found on American Holly.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 2

C Wyluda & M. Lee

D & R Canal StatePark, Kingston Locktender's House
Mercer County, NJ

near this location, this park is in 3 different counties, fyi
10:30-12, flowers blooming but no butterfly variety

  • Cabbage White 3

Chris Williams

Julian L. N. P
Middlesex County, NJ

Partly to mostly Cloudy temp 60s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Cabbage White

Sharon & Wade Wander

Appalachian Trail toward fire tower from Millbrook Gap, DWGNRA, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

11:00-12:00, mostly cloudy, high 50s. A couple of brief peeks of sun. Lots of Trailing Arbutus in bloom - it sat still but the Brown Elfin didn't.

  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Trailing Arbutus

Tom Halliwell

Crystal Springs County Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

11:30 to 12:30. Mostly cloudy. Cool & breezy.

  • Cabbage White 25+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain
Passaic County, NJ

Male Black Swallowtail found on top of ridge while birding 12 noon.
Cabbage Whites throughout the park.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:15-11:00, sunny, about 60º.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1

Henry Kindervatter

Mercer County Park
Mercer County, NJ

I arrived around 3:30 pm on a sunny, warm (70º afternoon). No sooner had I stepped out of the car than a Falcate orangetip butterfly did a fly-by. There were no significant nectar sources, so all sightings were of moving insects, apart from a mating pair of Cabbage whites that briefly landed before flying off before I could get a photo.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 7

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, roads and fields
Monmouth County, NJ

2:15-4:30. Sunny, in the low seventies. Lots and lots of Cabbage Whites and that was it.

  • Cabbage White 68

Sharon & Wade Wander

Jenny Jump State Forest
Warren County, NJ

1:30-3:15, sunny, low 60s. Southern half of the Summit Trail. Not a lot of activity considering the beautiful day. 2 male orangetips, 1 unknown. Great display of Dutchman’s Breeches, nice Cutleaf Toothwort, Early Saxifrage.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Falcate Orangetip 3
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

C Wyluda

Fiddler's Creek Preserve, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

nothing new- cherry trees in bloom, spring ephemerals (blood root, cut tooth, trout lilies)

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Comma 1