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John J. Collins

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless walks. 5 participants. Partly cloudy to sunny later on. We visited the Kuser Natural Area and then the Monument area where we saw the fritillary.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

1:45-2:30, mostly sunny, 72º.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

1:10-1:30, sun and clouds, ~70º. Parking lots on Fredon Rd. and Fredon-Springdale Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jim Springer

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

2:40pm-4:45pm, 77˚F, sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Viceroy

Jim Springer

Ashbrook Reservation, Scotch Plains
Union County, NJ

1:30pm - 2:00pm, 74˚F, sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Mountainside Park
Morris County, NJ

11 AM - 2 PM. Warm and sunny. Rubus in bloom but nothing nectaring on it. Also 5 Lady sp., 3 Duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 3

Dusted Skipper

Cobweb Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

3:20-3:50, sunny, 72º.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

10:00-2:00, sunny, 63-72º. Our first visit this year as volunteers with the NJ Nongame and Endangered Species Program. Most of this facility is closed to the public, but the Kaiser Trail to the AT, and nearby fields, can be accessed from the small parking lot near the old scout camp. Check in at the guard station. A nice trip, with 24 species, though no big numbers. Gratifying to confirm that the tiny population of Com. Roadside-Skippers persists on the ridgetop.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 3
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 3

Common Roadside-Skipper

Ken Witkowski

Timberdoodle Trail from Kelly Rd to Bassett's Bridge Rd
Sussex County, NJ

Bright sunshine but very windy - 70 degrees.
4:15 pm - 5 pm

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 8
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Jim Springer

Martinsville, woods behind Martinsville Rescue Squad up to radio tower
Somerset County, NJ

4:00-5:30pm, sunny, 70˚F,
Dreamy Duskywing seen here previously, Milkweed and Dogbane has lots of vegetation but no buds yet. Rubus in good bloom.
Both broods of Question Marks seen, Mourning Cloak was very worn.
Big dogfight between 2 Question Marks and Mourning Cloak

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Little Wood-Satyr

Zabulon Skipper

Question Mark

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 to 3:00. Mostly sunny, very windy, temps in 50s to 60s.

The azures were very fresh and of the pale "violacea" type pattern. They seemed too small for Appalachian, and I know of no Black Cohosh in the area. Normally I expect Summer Azure more than a week later than this and this doesn't seem like an overly early year to me. Perhaps one of the other forms? I have no idea!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, Warm in the sun, Somewhat windy

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Fred Weber

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

Female Sachem. First ever in yard. South winds yesterday must have brought it.

  • Sachem 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Sparta Township
Sussex County, NJ

10:30, sunny, breezy, ~60º. On private property.

  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

1:20-1:50, sunny, breezy, 66º. Near Limecrest Road parking lot.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hillside Park, Andover Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2:00-2:35, sunny, breezy, mid-60s.
[Moderator's note]: Azure was flyby but most likely the same as the other reports of 'Summer' Spring Azures seen today by Sharon and Wade Wander and Tom Halliwell.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2:50-3:15, sunny, breezy, 69º. Parking lot near office.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jane Hurwitz

Cross Estates Gardens, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, windy, mid-70's, 2:30 - 3:00

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

Parking area. Partly cloudy and humid.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

Michael Newlon

Kittatiny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

10 AM - 2 PM. Sussex Branch/Red Trails; headquarters fields. One dark swallowtail sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jack Miller

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Observations made from 8:30-11:30. Cool cloudy start after a rain, then sun and 70's. No photo but positive id for the cloudless sulphur. The duskywing was smaller than a maple key.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

12:00 to 2:30. Sunny, temps in upper 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Jack McKee

Allaire St. Park
Monmouth County, NJ

1050 to 1245; 70's, sunny, breezy. Monarch and least Skipper were FOY. Saw 3 Polygonia flybys; based on their size and the open area they in, I suspect they were Question Marks.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 2

Jane Hurwitz

Home garden, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

1 pm, mid-70's, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Hobomok Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Our only yard butterfly of the day, but it was a doozy. Only our second record.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

NJ Butterfly Club

Mountainside Park, Pequannock Twp.
Morris County, NJ

7 Observers, 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM. Mostly sunny, breezy, temperatures from 71 to 77 deg. F.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 121
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 37
  • American Lady 19
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Dreamy Duskywing 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 6
  • Cobweb Skipper 1
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

Jack McKee

Allaire State park
Monmouth County, NJ

1130 to 1315; sunny, high 60's. Spicebush Swallowtail was an FOY.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Greenway Meadows, Princeton
Mercer County, NJ

78 degrees, sunny, light breeze, 3:00 - 4:15
Got a good look at our first grass skipper of the year which of course we could not id - let the frustration begin!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

Mike& Carol Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

1:45-2:15 PM

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Mike & Carol Newlon

Flatbrookville, DWRGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 AM - 1 PM. Warm and Sunny. Predominant nectar source Cypress Spurge. Rubus should be blooming in a few days. Plus one Lady sp., one Anglewing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 18
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • Pearl Crescent 1

John J. Collins

Fairview Farm
Somerset County, NJ

Partly cloudy

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2

Jack McKee

Howell Backyard
Monmouth County, NJ

Sunny, breezy, 60's. Given the sun and relative warmth, I had expected more activity.

  • Red Admiral 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan Borough
Somerset County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 2

Mary Jo Sichak

Laurelwood Arboretum Wayne, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

John J. Collins

Garret Mountain Reservation
Passaic County, NJ

Leaderless Walks. 9 participants. Sunny and warming up during the day. Not a good day for butterflies.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Mary Jo Sichak

Wanaque, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

Another first for me

  • Northern Cloudywing 1

Northern Cloudywing

Jack McKee

Howell Backyard
Monmouth County, NJ

60's, sunny, breezy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

River Bend Farm, DLWGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy w/ Occasional Sun, Temp = 70, Some Wind
Time in fields 2:30 - 3:45 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 10
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 29
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Meadow Fritillary

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

1:30-2:30, sun and clouds, breezy, mid-60s.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Mike & Carol Newlon

Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM -12:30 PM. Sunny but cool and breezy at first, warmed up a bit later. Trails wet and un-mowed. One Cabbage White lacked spots at wingtip and mid-wing (photos of same individual).

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 3

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Mary Jo Sichak

Wanaque, NJ
Passaic County, NJ

American Snout. 1 individual. This was a first for me.

  • American Snout 1

American Snout

American Snout

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

2:30-3:45, sunny, about 70.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • American Lady 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Area
Warren County, NJ

9:30-12:15, sunny, breezy, 60s. A nature walk for members of the Ridge and Valley Conservancy.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

Cloudy to start and a bit cool. Then sun came out but a bit too windy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1

North Jersey Butterfly Club

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

9:30 AM - ca. 3 PM. Started overcast but rapidly became warm and sunny.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 27
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • American Snout 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 40
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Henry's Elfin

Red Admiral

Juniper Hairstreak

American Lady

American Copper

American Copper

Jane Hurwitz

Bernardsville, home garden
Somerset County, NJ

Warm, slight breeze, 1:30 - 2:30

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1