Sighting for July 19, 2020

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

At this time of year we usually see 20-25 species in our garden without breaking a sweat. Today we were happy to get 15! Pat and Clay and some other folks reporting from their gardens in the 51st state are crushing us this year. We had been waiting anxiously for the 2nd brood of Juniper H. to appear, and they finally showed up in force, nectaring on our Hoary Mountainmints. The emperor was observed laying eggs on one of our mature Hackberries. Numbers of individuals remain abysmally low.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 2
  • Mulberry Wing 1
  • Black Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Juniper Hairstreak