Recent sightings

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Jim Springer

Great Swamp NWR, Old Meyersville Road-Orange Trail
Morris County, NJ

3:00-4:30pm, mostly sunny, 61˚F, trail extremely muddy and a lot of the trail is under water.

  • Spring Azure 12

Spring Azure

Jack McKee

Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1100 to 1500, sunny, 50's, breezy. Flying through backyard.

  • Cabbage White 3

David Moskowitz

North Gold Road, Robbinsville, nectaring on dandelion
Mercer County, NJ

FOY

  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jane Hurwitz

Dunster Squibb property on Route 202 and Spring House Road in Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, breezy. 1:00 to 2:00. One unidentified Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Marcus Gray & Children

Timberdoodle Trail, Wallkill River NWR
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 25
  • Eastern Comma 10
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Comma

Spring Azure

Stephen Buckingham

Garret Mountain Reservation, Woodland Park
Passaic County, NJ

my first swallowtail of 2019. It floated past as I was birding.
[Moderator's note: First swallowtail of the year reported in northern NJ]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Michael & Carol Newlon, Anne & Dexter Johnston

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

Guardian Park and 'Road to Nowhere'. Also one fresh Lady sp, more likely Painted.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Henry's Elfin 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

10:00-11:00, sunny, mid-60s.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Barb Sendelbach

Alvin Williams Park Sewaren section of Woodbridge Twp
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge (backyard)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ
Mercer County, NJ

high 70s sunny and humid. On power cut near disc golf and hike to lake from picnic area on Edinburg Road…2-4pm

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Clouded Sulphur

Mourning Cloak

Jim Springer

Julian L. Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

78˚F, cloudy, 4:30pm-5:15pm. Spring Peepers calling

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

Two flyby unided Sulphur species. My first of the spring. Sightings around 3:30 pm. Sunny and high 70s.

  • Spring Azure 4

Jim Springer

Allaire State Park, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

75˚F, 2:15pm-3:45pm, mostly cloudy

  • Brown Elfin 6
  • Eastern Comma 1

Brown Elfin

Sharon & Wade Wander

Allamuchy State Park
Warren County, NJ

2:00-3:00, sunny, mid-70s. Deer Park section. Also saw nearly 100 salamander egg masses in small pond next to the trail.

  • Spring Azure 5

Jack McKee

Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

Warm, sunny. Wildflowers stating to bloom. Saw one in my backyard at 1300 and another nearby at 1545.

  • Cabbage White 2

Marcus Gray & Children

Great Swamp NWR
Morris County, NJ

Visitor Center, Refuge Road & Boardwalk.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 1

Marcus Gray & Children

Mountainside Park (Pequannock)
Morris County, NJ

Went looking for Falcate Orangtips but it was wet & overcast in the morning. After lunch, we had better luck.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Spring Azure 1

Falcate Orangetip

Sharon & Wade Wander

Sussex Branch Trail, Byram Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2:30-3:30, cloudy, 60s. Waterloo Road end of trail.

  • Spring Azure 2

Jane Hurwitz

Home garden
Somerset County, NJ

64 degrees, breezy - first butterfly of the year for me.

  • Spring Azure 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 2

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

Partly cloudy; low 60s; breezy

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Temp in mid-70s, weak sun, breezy.

  • Cabbage White 1

C Wyluda

Stony Brook Milstone Watershed Preserve, Hopewell Twp., NJ
Mercer County, NJ

light green, red trails, wet & muddy
commas very active and fighting with each other
all fresh

3:45-5:30 pm, 70s, warm, humid cloudy

  • Eastern Comma 6

C Wyluda

fields adjacent to Bald Pate Mountain-"Hollystone," Hopewell Twp., NJ
Mercer County, NJ

70s, clouds and sun
commas rather small
one azure was quire pale but unwilling to label it
an Appalachian

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 2

Jack McKee

Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1245, sunny, 60's, S breeze. The butterfly flew around my yard, landing briefly on a Viburnum, but completely ignoring the 100's of Daffodil blooms in the wooded area of the property.

  • Cabbage White 1

Fred Pfeifer

Mountainside Park, Pequannock Twp
Morris County, NJ

68 High thin Clouds
Falcate Orangetip both female
They cut the trees growing on the pipeline without disturbing the grass. It looks real good.

  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Falcate Orangetip

Marcus Gray & Family

Pohatcong TWP
Warren County, NJ

Just east of the Riegelsville Bridge visiting dandelions.

  • Cabbage White 1

David Moskowitz

9 Camelot Drive, East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

My wife found the Painted Lady nectaring on periwinkle in the backyard.

  • Painted Lady 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Both along Robin's Trail.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Robert Somes

My Yard, Edison, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

My first butterfly of the season in my yard.

  • Cabbage White 1

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Kittatinny Valley SP: Mt. Nebo Road
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly Sunny, Low 60s

  • Spring Azure 1

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Orange Trail
Morris County, NJ

Trail deep in mud in places.

  • Spring Azure 2

Anita & Keith Richmond

Six Mile Run, Franklin Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

1:30-3:00, 65 degrees, sunny and breezy
5 of the commas were flying in the area of, and nectaring on, tree sap below sapsucker holes

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Comma 9

Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

Beautiful and sunny. All observations on the Red Trail. 2:00-3:30pm.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1