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  • Date Clear

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Ben Barkley

High Point SP
Sussex County, NJ

Observations from 11am-2:00pm in various areas around the State Park. Mostly cloudy and a little on the cold side at the beginning turning partly cloudy. Still some decent activity. Photos of Leonard's Skipper.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • American Copper 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Leonard's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Leonard's Skipper

Leonard's Skipper

Jean Weir

Bloomingdale
Passaic County, NJ

70's & overcast

  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Monarch 2

Monarch caterpillar

Gray Hairstreak

Garry Annibal

Towaco, NJ private garden
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Red-banded Hairstreak

Zabulon Skipper

C.J. Tovar

Lord Stirling Park, Basking Ridge NJ
Somerset County, NJ

Most of these butterflies were in Alexander's Meadow and Kitty's Field

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jean Weir

Bloomingdale
Passaic County, NJ

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:30 to 3:30. Mostly overcast with sun breaking through in the last hour or so; temps in low-to-mid 70s.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

4:00-5:00, partly to mostly cloudy, 76 deg.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 22
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

M. Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Paulinskill WMA Parking Lots (both)
Sussex County, NJ

Noon - 12:30 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgie

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Temp 70, Mostly Cloudy

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 4

Jane Hurwitz

Cross Estates, Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Jean Weir

Bloomingdale
Passaic County, NJ

Monarchs mating, many caterpillars

  • Monarch 5

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Mountain Lakes Park, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

1:40- 3:45pm -Overcast and cloudy, humid.
one of the eastern tigers was a dark morph.
large Saytr unidentified just before entering meadow
also unidentified hairstreak

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Zabulon Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Appalachian Brown

Great Spangled Fritillary

Zabulon Skipper

Sigi Lazar

Baptistown
Hunterdon County, NJ

Several monarchs and painted ladies and a first for me a giant swallowtail

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Monarch a

Giant Swallowtail

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

12:00 to 2:00. Mostly sunny humid,, temps in mid-80s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Peck's Skipper 12
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Deborah Bifulco

Pollinator garden and yard, Andover Twsp
Sussex County, NJ

The N. Pearly eye was a nice surprise and not one I commonly see in my garden.

In addition to the butterflies, I had both species of clearwing (Hemaris) moths.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Dun Skipper 1

Northern Pearly-eye

Spicebush Swallowtail

Red-spotted Admiral

Jim Springer

Rutkowski Park, Bayonne
Hudson County, NJ

1:45pm-3:30pm, High clouds, 88F, humid

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 14
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Springer

Hilltop Reservation
Essex County, NJ

11:30am-12:30pm, 86F, mostly sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Dun Skipper

Jim Springer

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

10:10am-11:00am, sunny, 83F

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 19
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9

Fiery Skipper

Carol and Mike Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Hot and sunny. The Giant Swallowtail flew by, would not stop for a photo. Much Knapweed blooming, this was predominant nectar source. Both hairstreaks were on goldenrod. The few thistles attracted swallowtails.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 32
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 27
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 40
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Viceroy

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Juniper Hairstreak

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Clouded Sulphur

Horace's Duskywing

Deborah Bifulco

pollinator garden, home, Andover Twsp
Sussex County, NJ

Not certain of the ID on the brown butterfly but hazarding a guess that it is a Dun?

Female monarch was laying eggs everywhere. I'll be hand raising as many as I can.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 1

Question Mark

Dun Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Monarch

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes backyard
Bergen County, NJ

Spotted some Monarch eggs on our milkweed and brought them in to raise.This seems to be a better year for Monarchs
as they seem to be more numerous.Let's hope so!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Zabulon Skipper

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple

Steven Glynn

Big Flat Brook area near YMCA camp along Flatbrook Rd.
Sussex County, NJ

Doing dragonfly and butterfly search in the mid-afternoon.

The sad looking Giant Swallowtail was still quite active, despite the bird attempts to the contrary.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Steven Glynn

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

All sightings from South entrance area in early afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 14
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Gray Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Little Glassywing 1

Question Mark

Gray Comma

M.Barrett, A.Koster, J.Burgiel

Whittingham WMA, NW Parking Lot
Sussex County, NJ

1:20 - 1:40 PM

  • Giant Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

M.Barrett, A.Koster,J.Burgiel

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 28
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 26
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny and very warm all day. Our first 20-species day for the yard this year.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Copper 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Deborah Bifulco

pollinator garden, home, Andover Twsp
Sussex County, NJ

Nice to be seeing higher numbers of butterflies, finally!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Peck's Skipper

Jim Springer

Glenhurst Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

1:30pm-4:00pm, 86F, mostly cloudy, lots of water on the paths compared to last week.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 21
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 21
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 13
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Appalachian Brown

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

Giant Swallowtail spent app. 10 minutes stocking up on nectar from Lantana and Zinnia potted plants on our deck before drifting off to parts unknown.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Dun Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

John J. Collins

Wallkill River NWR - Liberty Look Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 9 participants
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Monarch 35
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Jack McKee

Home gardens and grounds, Howell, NJ
Monmouth County, NJ

1200 to 1420. Sunny, low 80's, light breeze. 13 Black Swallowtail Caterpillars on Fennell; 3 Monarch Caterpillars on Orange Milkweed(Asclepias tuberosa).

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 11
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell

Whittingham WMA parking lot.
Sussex County, NJ

12:00 to 12:30. Mostly sunny, though rain before and after; 70s.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Honey Brook Organic Farm, Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

4:45-6:00pm
cloudy with rain on the way…

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 17
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Baldwin Lake Loop Trail, Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

2:45-4:15pm
83F sunny with some clouds
best area near the spillway and waters edge
2 monarch caterpillars on milkweed

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

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

1:45- 2:30pm
sunny 83f better weather than predicted…no camera

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 30
  • Least Skipper 14
  • Delaware Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Kittatinny Valley S.P.
Sussex County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:52 & 4:20 p.m. Mostly Cloudy with some strong filtered sun at times. 84 degrees. Covered most of the fields at the Goodale Rd & Park HQ including the butterfly garden. Two Tigers here were dark females. Strong showing by Monarchs today.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 15
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 23
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Giant Swallowtail

Great Spangled Fritillary

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

David L. Amadio

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Obs. made between 1:30 & 2:20 p.m. Mostly Cloudy and 83 degrees. One E.Tiger was a dark form female. While not the best of images, these two show the Giant Swallowtails in different poses. One seems to be an imitation of it's smaller grass skipper cousins. The jet-fighter position.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 16
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Jim Springer

Mount Mills ROW, Monroe Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

2:30pm-5:15pm, Mostly sunny going over to all cloudy, 87F, humid, gasline portion of ROW mowed since June

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 31
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 19
  • Swarthy Skipper 13
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

NABA -NJ w/ NJ Conservation Foundation

Bamboo Brook Park
Morris County, NJ

Good weather, 9:30 - 11:30AM
Broad-winged Skipper was great surprise!

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 76
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 22
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 43
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Nice to see our usual one Red-banded of the year - super fresh, too.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes backyard
Bergen County, NJ

Lots of activity today.The weather was less humid,much more pleasant!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

'Summer' Spring Azure

Gray Hairstreak

Jim Springer

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

4:30pm -5:30pm, 89F, mostly sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 14
  • Sachem 13
  • Broad-winged Skipper 3

Jim Springer and Keith & Anita Richmond

Crosswick Creek Park, Province Line Rd. Section, Upper Freehold
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30am-11:30am, mostly clear but some clouds later, 85F, humid, Purple Loosestrife and Swamp Milkweed seemed to be most popular as nectar sources. Plenty of Ironweed in bloom but not as attractive.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Viceroy 5
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 65
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 57
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Sachem 8
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4
  • Dun Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Hyper Humus
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 6 participants. From 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 28
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Red-spotted Purple

Fred Weber

Yard near Culvers Gap, Frankford twp.
Sussex County, NJ

No Aphro today, but a bit more variety.
Noon to 5pm on and off. Sunny to partly cloudy, 80's

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 3

Michael Newlon

Stahl Natural Area
Morris County, NJ

1:15-2:45 PM. Mostly sunny, ca. 90 degrees F. Mountain-mint still blooming, goldenrods just getting started. Few thistle this year. Much Knapweed along River Road but nothing was nectaring on it.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 9
  • Monarch 13
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Common Wood-Nymph