Sighting for October 14, 2020

Jim Springer

Warren Twp. backyard
Somerset County, NJ

The Sleepy Orange was new for our yard. It literally was in the yard for 1 1/2 minutes as I was topping off a couple of bird feeders. It came from the north. When I saw it was flying low, it circled a couple of flower beds, stopping long enough on some verbena for me to make sure it wasn't an Orange Sulphur and then exited over some trees heading south. I went and got my camera in case it circled back but it never did. However, about 10 minutes later a Clouded Sulphur did almost the same thing heading south. Neither butterfly seemed to be much interested in what nectar is left in the yard although the bees still like the New York Asters.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Sachem 1