Sighting for July 30, 2022

C Wyluda

Pole farm, Hopewell Twp
Mercer County, NJ

butterflies mostly on New York iron weed; some senna (partridge pea?) blooming by the Cold Soil Rd. entrance but no sleepy oranges apparent. Streams dry but a few odd mud seeps hosting the etbs. A little overnight rain 2 days last week helped the foliage. 1 dark morph Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

  • Black Swallowtail 5
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 10
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Horace's Duskywing 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Monarch