Sighting for September 4, 2017

Sharon & Wade Wander

private property in Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

This property includes a large wet meadow and 2 upland fields, one of which is dominated by Little Bluestem Grass. In Sept. 2016 we found 1 Leonard's Skipper on thistle in a drier area of the wet meadow. But none so far this year. Swarthy Skipper was a new species for this property and provides additional evidence (we found 20 at a different site in Warren County last week) of an increase in the population in Warren County.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • American Copper 9
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 9
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1