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Steven Glynn

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

Afternoon visit from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. Mostly sunny, 71 degrees. Very active, with good diversity and strong numbers.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Appalachian Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Abundant
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 26

Indian Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Northern Cloudywing

Hobomok Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Dusted Skipper

Indian Skipper

Marcus Gray

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

Columbia Trail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Hobomok Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

The sun came out for about 15 min around 3:30pm and the butterflies suddenly appeared, nectaring on Blue Flag, Purple Sage and False Blue Indigo.

  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Sharon & Wade Wander

Sussex Branch Trail (north end), Byram Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2:30-4:00, mostly cloudy, 73º. Not much happening. Hobos nectaring on Wild Geranium. Had 4 roadside Tiger Swallowtails in various locations, and an overwintered Black Swallowtail emerged today at home.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Question Mark

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:15-3:30, overcast, 65 degrees. Managed to flush a few butterflies out of the grass.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Chris Williams

Pigeon Swamp
Middlesex County, NJ

Lunch Time Walk

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Garry Annibal

Dekorte State Park - Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

8:00 till noon, sunny, breezy, 60 to 70 degrees F.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

3:30-4:30, mostly sunny, 70 degrees. Ringlets out in good numbers. FOY Giant Sw., QM, and all 3 skippers for us. Still no Meadow Frits.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Common Ringlet 28
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Fred Pfeifer

Mountainside
Morris County, NJ

Aftre lunch search for Falcate Orangetip. None found. Route did not overlap field trip from morning.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue A
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Cobweb Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3

Cobweb Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Indian Skipper

Steven Glynn

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Early afternoon visit. Butterflied just along the pipeline path.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Appalachian Azure 14
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Carol and Michael Newlon

Sourlands Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Abundant Rubus, not much else in the way of nectar. Many butterflies on mud/bird droppings. One tiny azure sp, not counted below, was smaller than an Eastern Tailed-Blue. Plus numerous unidentified Zabulon/Hobomok-type skippers and Duskywings.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Appalachian Azure 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 6
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Dreamy Duskywing

Appalachian Azure

Anita & Keith Richmond

Ted Stiles Preserve/Baldpate Mountain
Mercer County, NJ

10:00 - 1:00, Sunny & warm. Birding trip with Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Fred Weber

Camp Olympia, off Flatbrook Rd., Stokes State Forest.
Sussex County, NJ

I had more ticks than butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Fred Pfeifer

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

NABA field trip 11 members

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue A
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 10
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3

Fred Pfeifer

Hilltop
Essex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 12
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Zabulon Skipper l

Sharon & Wade Wander

Yard's Creek Generating Station, Blairstown
Warren County, NJ

9:30-12:30, sunny, high 80s. This site is not open to the public; we arranged access as volunteers for the DEP Endangered and Nongame Species Program, and plan to make regular visits throughout the season. The cloudywings, Sleepys, Dreamys, Juvenal's, and Roadside-Skippers were all on the fire road leading south from the Upper Reservoir. This tiny colony of Roadsides (the proposed Threatened in NJ) has persisted for many years. The counts for the cloudywings and duskywings (other than Wild Indigo) are probably low, as their frenetic activity made them hard to count.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 6
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 4

Common Roadside-Skipper

Dreamy Duskywing

Michael Newlon

River Road Park, Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - 12:30 PM. Hot and breezy. A bit early for this site as there is little nectar available. Also one white-form sulfur. Coppers in field to the north of the martin houses, where there is extensive Sheep sorrel.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • American Copper 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Garry Annibal

Walpack Center
Sussex County, NJ

On leaderless walk.

  • Black Swallowtail 11
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Fred Pfeifer

Garret Mountain Reservation
Passaic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, 88 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Appalachian Azure 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Hobomok Skipper

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Michael Newlon

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

10 AM - 1:30 PM. Hot and windy. One duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 25
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Dusted Skipper

John J. Collins

Bull's Island State Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Denise Farrell

Hatfield Swamp IBA - West Essex Park
Essex County, NJ

Observed during a birding field trip led by Dave Hall.
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Viceroy photo by John Fagan.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Viceroy 1

Viceroy

John J. Collins

Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Tilcon Lake
Morris County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Marcus Gray

Middle Valley
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Carol and Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Meadows and Wagner Farm
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - noon. Lower part of Glenhurst deep in mud and water.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Springer & Jack Miller

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

9:30am-3:30pm, 80F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 25
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Appalachian Azure 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 50
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 15
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 10
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 2

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Appalachian Azure

Dreamy Duskywing

Marcus Gray

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
Morris County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 6

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

2:30-3:30, cloudy, 75 degrees

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Ringlet 1

Chris Williams

Baldpate Mountain
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Appalachian Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Seen on the trail near the Fishing Beach.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Henry's Elfin 2

Henry's Elfin

Henry's Elfin

Marcus Gray

Hepburn Woods, Drew University
Morris County, NJ

Windy, 64F.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette (yard)
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2

Barb Sendelbach

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Jonathan Klizas

Patriots path east of Whitehead Rd. in Morris Twp.
Morris County, NJ

Only butterfly seen while birding. 60°F, partly sunny. This day followed a solid day of steady rain. Very poor photo included.

  • Gray Hairstreak 1

Gray Hairstreak