Sighting for May 30, 2019

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:45-3:25, overcast, 73º. A respectable tally considering the conditions. Some of the skippers were nectaring (or at least perching) on Smooth Hawkweed. Very little nectar available now, but the amount of Common Milkweed here has greatly expanded this year and should be great when it comes into flower.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 6
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1