Sighting for June 15, 2022

Stephen Buckingham

Mountainside Park, Pequannock
Morris County, NJ

1:15 to 3 pm. 85 deg. and sunny. My usual route from parking lot up wooded trail parallel to main gas line right of way to fen boardwalk then back on main right of way. Good amounts of Dogbane and Common Milkweed in bloom. No Monarch butterflies, but one caterpillar on milkweed. 4 foot long Black Rat snake.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 10
  • Hoary Edge 12
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Hoary Edge

Monarch caterpillar

Black Rat Snake

Little Glassywing

Northern Cloudywing

Common MIlkweed Blosssom

Painted Lady

Hoary Edge

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Southern Cloudywing