Recent sightings

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Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Just a few peeks of sun in an otherwise cloudy day, but one of them brought us a Mourning Cloak as our 51st yard species, and also lured out the Checkered-Skipper, which we haven’t seen since the 15th.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

David Moskowitz

East Brunswick Community Arts Center Fields, East Brunswick
Middlesex County, NJ

When I saw the big dark Swallowtail I ran across the field to see what it was. I did not expect a Black Swallowtail, let alone any Swallowtail!
[moderator]: New late date for northern NJ by 5 days.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Tim Vogel

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

Warm afternoon- 73 degrees, wind SSE, 0-3 mph
10% cloud cover
Trails west of soccer fields fields

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

John J. Collins

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

Glorious afternoon. Sunshine and 71 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Carol and Mike Newlon

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Mostly birding. Sun and clouds, 70's, SE wind. Seaside goldenrod mostly spent. One sulphur sp., and one tantalizing escape that might have been a duskywing.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 2

Keith Richmond

My backyard, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

11:45, partly cloudy, low 60’s
Sleepy Orange first occurrence at Casa Richmond

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Sachem 2

C Wyluda

Watershed Institute, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

very late in the day; only asters and goldenrod observed blooming

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Common Buckeye

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

The Ocola Skipper appeared to be quite fresh. Action now confined to asters, Brazilian Verbena, and Tithonia.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Keith Richmond

Davidson’s Mill Pond county park, South Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

12:00-2:00, sunny and 70 degrees, very windy with periodic strong gusts

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 13
  • Sachem 2

Michael Newlon

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

10:15-11:45 AM. Sun, SW breeze, 62-65 degrees. Asters and goldenrods nearly spent, so almost nothing to hold butterflies here.

  • Cabbage White 1

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Kittatinny Valley SP--Campground Area
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny ; Light Wind; 11:20AM to 12:20PM

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain Res.
Passaic County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Michael Newlon

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM - 3 PM. Sunny, variable W/SW wind. One southbound Spotted Lanternfly.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jim Springer

Warren Twp. backyard
Somerset County, NJ

The Sleepy Orange was new for our yard. It literally was in the yard for 1 1/2 minutes as I was topping off a couple of bird feeders. It came from the north. When I saw it was flying low, it circled a couple of flower beds, stopping long enough on some verbena for me to make sure it wasn't an Orange Sulphur and then exited over some trees heading south. I went and got my camera in case it circled back but it never did. However, about 10 minutes later a Clouded Sulphur did almost the same thing heading south. Neither butterfly seemed to be much interested in what nectar is left in the yard although the bees still like the New York Asters.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Sachem 1

Mike Lee

Rutgers Garden, Ryders Lane North Brunswick
Middlesex County, NJ

2-430
sunny and 71…

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 5

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

A really gorgeous, sunny day with highs in the low 70s. Not many butterflies around, but while Wade was on the phone with Jack Miller bemoaning our failure to reach 50 garden species for the year, along came a nice female Common Checkered-Skipper to take the honors. We have very few sightings of this species in the yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Dave DeSarno

Shark River Inlet
Monmouth County, NJ

The butterflies were keeping mainly near to the trees but a few were feeding on the open field of seaside goldenrod. Some were roosting in the pines as well.

  • Monarch 15

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch