Sighting for July 10, 2018

Jack McKee

Maerrick Organic Farm, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1145 to 1300; sunny, 90 degrees, humidity 42%; very slight breeze. Given the peak condition of several acres of Milkweed, the farm's 36 acres of pasture and hay, as well as the large number of Oaks, Black Cherries, Locusts, and other host plants in the area, the paucity of butterflies is puzzling.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 31
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1