Sighting for July 6, 2019

Ben Barkley

Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County, NJ

The Lord Stirling Park portion of the Great Swamp Count. Hot and humid for the entirety of the survey, but alternating sunny, cloudy, and raining. Survey time from 9am to 3:45pm with a brief break during a thunderstorm. A few notable observations highlighted by the emergence of the Black Dash and Mulberry Wing colony. No nectar sources yet in Woodpecker Swamp, so surveying the wetland skippers was difficult. Not too many nectar sources in the meadows either at the moment, so no hairstreaks and skippers were hard to come by. All counts are exact. All in all, it felt like a pretty active day with quite a few butterflies flying.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 41
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 64
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 9
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Appalachian Brown 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 39
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Little Glassywing 4
  • Mulberry Wing 2
  • Black Dash 2