Recent sightings

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Chris Williams

Duke
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Sleepy Orange 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Question Mark 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Sleepy Orange

Fiery Skipper

Barb Sendelbach

Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail - Newton
Sussex County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Conservation Center
Monmouth County, NJ

3:00-4:30. Sunny, upper 70s. Most sightings on hilltop around aircraft navigation beacon. Variegated Fritillaries were fresh. Also 2 white Sulphurs.

  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 4

Tim Vogel

Backyard, Cedar Lake, Denville
Morris County, NJ

Best Yard count of the year for my yard
Am. Ladies very worn

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

T Jawidzik

Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

Full sun, 65 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Michael Newlon

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

10 AM - 4:30 PM; cold, strong W/NW wind.

  • Monarch 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Michael Newlon

Chimney Rock Hawkwatch
Somerset County, NJ

Strong W/NW winds.

  • Monarch 5

Barb Sendelbach

Alvin Williams Memorial Park - Sewaren (Woodbridge Twp)
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

With only Buddleia, French Marigolds and Brown-eyed Susans left in bloom, the garden had the highest butterfly numbers of the entire season.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 3

Joyce Cloughly

Home garden, Monroe Township
Middlesex County, NJ

1:00-3:00. Mostly sunny, in the upper 70s. Strong breeze and gusty winds from the south. Nice to finally see some butterflies around my house again. Sachems and Monarchs were nectaring the entire time on Buddleias and Lantanas, going from plant to plant. With strong headwinds coming directly from the south, it seemed like the Monarchs wisely chose to "tank up" rather than try to fly against them.

  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

monarch

T Jawidzik

Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

About 80 degrees and sunny.
2:30 to 4:00. Not much variety but good numbers. Many Fall migrant birds especially White-throated Sparrows.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Sachem 31

C Wyluda

Hopewell Twp home
Mercer County, NJ

80F today. zinnias, sage and asters still blooming.

  • Cabbage White 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Water Wheel Farm, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Nearly 80 and mostly sunny
Quick mid afternoon to look for Meadow Fritillary and Common Ringlet. The one ringlet we saw from the edge of the road was flirting with one of the few remaining Canada Thistle blooms. New late date for this species.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Common Ringlet 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Near 80 and sunny in the afternoon. All of the Monarchs eschewed the New England Asters in favor of purple flowered Buddleias. The common day flying brownish tan moth seen flying around flowers now is the Celery Looper which is having a very good last of the year brood.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Celery Looper Moth

Maria Loukeris

Canal Rd. (north end parking lot by Bucky Lane)
Sussex County, NJ

Sulphurs in field adjacent to Canal Rd. sunny, 80, 2:00-2:30

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur a
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 1

Jim Springer

Rutgers Garden, North Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 79F, 2:30pm-4:00pm

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Barb Sendelbach

Oros Wildlife Preserve Avenel (Woodbridge Township)
Middlesex County, NJ

Took an early afternoon walk on this unseasonably warm day through the butterfly garden and the trails.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue
  • Common Buckeye
  • Monarch
  • Sachem

Common Buckeye

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 2

Maria Loukeris

Glenwood yard
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

Cloudy, temps in low 70’s. The Sachems were all nectaring from my Montauk Daisy

  • Sachem 3

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden and pollinator meadow, Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

Some sun and low 70s in the afternoon. This report includes sightings from our yard on Oct. 11, which also saw some afternoon sun. More species than we usually see in mid-October. All except the Comma were observed nectaring on purple Buddleias and 'Hella Lacy' New England Asters.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Monarch 2

Maria Loukeris

Sally Hardin Rd. and Beemer Rd. ("Wantage Grasslands")
Sussex County, NJ

sunny, warm. Just driving around the area

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

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

A quick exercise walk. 4:00 to 4:30 PM. Fully overcast. Temperature in upper 60s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Common Buckeye 1

Barb Sendelbach

Backyard - Woodbridge
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Monarch 3

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 8

Joyce Cloughly

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, Wildlife Conservation Center
Monmouth County, NJ

3:00-4:45. Mostly sunny, upper 70s. Most sightings on hilltop around the airplane navigation beacon. Sachem, Silver-spotted Skipper and most ETBs worn. Variegated Fritillaries fresh. White Aster sp. in full bloom along with some Goldenrod.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Silver-spotted Skipper

Variegated Fritillary