Sighting for July 8, 2018

Jack McKee

Fireman's Field, Allaire State Park
Monmouth County, NJ

1420 to 1600. Sunny, high 70's, low humidity, slight breeze.
The +/- 6 acre area is mostly covered with milkweed, which, despite being past peak, attracted a good number of Monarchs, some of whom appeared to be ovipositing. Unfortunately, Japanese Stilt Grass continues to take over all but the sunniest areas.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 6
  • Monarch 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Little Glassywing 2
  • Dun Skipper 2