Sighting for August 1, 2020

Keith Richmond

Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve, East Amwell Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

9:30-11:00. Walked the loop at the northern part of the property. The trail map on the N j Trails website shows this area to be a mix of forrest and fields, but I found the “fields” to be a mixture of woods, forrest and, for variety, areas with lots of trees. Finally found one smallish opening with blooming bergamot. All the action was there, a swallowtail mass gathering with no social distancing observed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 60+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2