Recent sightings

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John Beetham

Richard W. DeKorte Park
Bergen County, NJ

8:45-11:30. Most of the butterflies were along the Lyndhurst Nature Reserve trail.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 5
  • Least Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Dan Mish

Riverdale - home garden
Morris County, NJ

2:30 - 3:00. Sunny

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10+

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Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

Front gardens and white trail. Afternoon sporadic sightings. Sunny and beautiful.

  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • American Snout 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch c
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

12:00 to 4:00. Sunny; temps in upper 60s. A few of the Buckeyes were very fresh and heavily rose colored on the HW below.

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 50+
  • Clouded Sulphur 15+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 7
  • Monarch 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 63

Dave DeSarno

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

I was excited to see my first Pipevine Swallowtail today near the greenhouse. Lots of aster and goldenrod in the fields.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Common Buckeye

Pipevine Swallowtail

Painted Lady

Tawny-edged Skipper

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

John Beetham

Donaldson Park, Highland Park
Middlesex County, NJ

7:30-9:30 am.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Observations made during the afternoon from time to time.
Ocola Skippers seem to have finally arrived at the higher elevations of NW Jersey.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

9:35-11:15
60-67, cool start to the day with heavy dew
lots of action on goldenrods
Azures were very fresh indicating a late partial brood emergence this year. The Ocola was nearly pristine but the Zabulon was barely recognizable.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 15
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Monarch 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake Preserve
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, temperature in mid 60s. Cabbage Whites & Sulpurs undercounted because of the large number of white, female Sulphurs.

  • Orange Sulphur 15+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Question Mark

Viceroy

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Sunny w temp in mid 60s.
Cabbage Whites & Sulphurs undercounted because of the large number of white female Sulphurs.

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 23
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 3

Dan Mish

Riverdale - home garden
Morris County, NJ

1:15 - 2:15. Overcast.

  • Cabbage White 20
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5

American Lady, Monarch, Painted _Lady

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 39

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

A female Sachem observed nectaring on Brazilian Verbena is species number 50 for our yard in 2019. The 9 Painted Ladies is a high count for the yard.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 39

Jim Springer

Rutgers Display Gardens, North Brunswick Tmp.
Middlesex County, NJ

3:00pm-4:30pm, sunny, 85˚F

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 13
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Sachem 40

Fiery Skipper

Giant Swallowtail

Dave DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Red-banded Hairstreak

Common Ringlet

'Summer' Spring Azure

Sachem

'Summer' Spring Azure

Monarch

Jim Springer

Gasline ROW, Ringoes
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:50am-1:30pm, sunny, 82˚F, new site for Sleepy Orange

  • Cabbage White 31
  • Clouded Sulphur 18
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 35
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Sachem 3

Sleepy Orange

Jane Hurwitz

Morris County Community Gardens, Morris Twp.,
Morris County, NJ

Sunny, 10:30 - 11:30 There were so many grass skippers that I could not get an accurate count or identify them all. I was watching inside the Community Garden, primarily in two plots that are planted entirely of flowers.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Variegated Fritillary

Sharon & Wade Wander

Flatbrookville, Walpack Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Surveyed the usual fields at the old Decker Ferry site as well as the nearby fields at the old Rosenkrans Ferry site. This site is accessed via a paved drive off of Old Mine Road that is about 1000 feet north of the parking area for the Decker Ferry fields. The sign at the driveway entrance states that this is private but it is a actually part of the Delaware River National Recreation Area. The Meadow Fritillaries were observed at the Rosenkrans site (new location for this species) nectaring on goldenrod between the cemetery and the house. No Leonard's Skippers despite the many acres of host plant (Little Bluestem grass). Problem may be a lack of suitable nectar plants (thistles and knapweed).

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 11
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 27
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 13
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

9:30 to 12:00. Sunny, temps in 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 60+
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 35+
  • Question Mark 4
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Viceroy 7
  • Monarch 9
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Mike Lee, C Wyluda, Teresa Knipper

Master Gardeners of Mercer County, Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

12:45-1:50pm

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 15
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 10

Fiery Skipper

Caroline Vamvas

Long Branch, my yard
Monmouth County, NJ

Only looks blue when sun hits it right. Only saw one and tough to get a clear snapshot.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Red-spotted Purple

John Beetham

Cheesequake State Park
Middlesex County, NJ

8:45-11:15. Partly sunny turning to overcast. The White Admiral was in the grove of White Pines on Perrine Road.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Admiral 2
  • White Admiral 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 12

Sharon & Wade Wander

DWGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

Cadoo Road, Montague Twp. 12:45-1:30. Sunny. The old airstrip meadow is becoming badly overgrown with Common Mugwort. We were looking here for Leonard's Skipper but no luck, even though a few thistles were in flower. QMs and Hackberry Emps. were on the road itself.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3

C Wyluda

home, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

6:40 pm, almost dark, cloudy and wet
new butterfly on an old swamp milkweed plant

  • Peck's Skipper 1

C Wyluda

West State St, Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

1:15 pm, warm, sun and clouds
fritillaries fighting
zinnias

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 6

Fred Weber

State Line Lookout on Palisades, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

Mostly on Butterfly Bush. Monarchs migrating.
9AM-noon. Sunny then bright overcast.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 3

Caroline Vamvas

Long Branch, my yard
Monmouth County, NJ

Buckeye fluttering around my butterfly bush. September 11, 2019 about 1:30 pm.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jim Springer

Scherman-Hoffman NJ Audubon Sanctuary, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

3:00pm -4:40pm, sunny, 82˚F
Searching for Harvesters and woolly aphids with no success. Most butterflies were found in the fields at the end of the day.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Dismal Harmony Natural Area, Mendham Twp.
Morris County, NJ

1:15pm-2:30pm, sunny, 83˚F searching for Harvesters and woolly aphids but none were to be found.

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem c

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Tim Vogel

Jonathan’s Woods, Beach Glen Road, Rockaway township
Morris County, NJ

Quick Visit - 3:00-3:30
Hot and Humid

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Tim Vogel

Meriden Road, Rockaway township
Morris County, NJ

Limited parking where orange trail crosses
Travel east on trail to cross the Beaver Brook into overgrown fields
Very warm and full sun - 85 degrees
1:30-2:20pm

  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Deborah Bifulco

home pollinator garden, Andover Twsp
Sussex County, NJ

Late afternoon, sunny and warm

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Viceroy

Painted Lady

Zabulon Skipper

Fred Weber

High Point SP shale barrens area off Rt 23 south of Appal. Trail parking lot.
Sussex County, NJ

Wanders had 39 Leonard's here 9/3. I saw just 1 today (a probable 2ond one). Knapweed 80% dried up. The abundant Little Bluestem and Knapweed nectar source supports a good population of this beautiful skipper.
1:00-2:30. Bright sun 80's.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 2
  • Leonard's Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 7

Tim Vogel

Central Park of Morris County (Greystone)
Morris County, NJ

2-3:30pm -partially sunny and warm
Fields adjacent to lot#2, very active
Strong dragonfly presence
Upper fields west of lot#2 unavailable due to county cross country meet

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 15
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 10
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2

C Wyluda

West State St., Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

1 pm, warm and humid
zinnias

  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 3

Dave DeSarno

Big Brook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

Partly cloudy but decent activity. Large fields of thoroughwort and goldenrod blooming.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 15

Common Buckeye

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

American Lady

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

Fred Weber

Yard. Upper N Shore Rd. Near Culvers Gap.
Sussex County, NJ

2 male Pipevines & a female. All fresh second brood. Maybe from Caterpillars I had in July. Males chasing and nectaring, female hovering around pipevine. A great show.
Cloudless Sulfur first ever in yard just zipped thru.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Tom Halliwell & George Nixon

DWGNRA: Chudzik and Namanock Roads and Old Mine Road between them..
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 to 2:30. More clouds than sun; temps in 70s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 35+
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 7

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 43

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Completed our survey that was curtailed on the 8th due to poor weather and ZuZu getting overheated.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 17
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 22
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 45
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Stahl Natural Area & River Road Park
Morris County, NJ

11:45 AM - 2 PM. Sunny, some clouds, 80 F. Big fields at Stahl had been mowed, but some thistle and goldenrod around parking lot. Much goldenrod in River Road fields. Most butterflies on Grass-leaved goldenrod. Sulphurs very fresh. Four white-form sulphur sp..

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 17
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Sulphur sp.

Painted Lady

Orange & Clouded Sulphurs

Orange Sulphur

Black Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Owens Station Road
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 3 participants. Hiked to south pond at Liberty Loop Trail and back. Cloudy with sun occasionally.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2