Sighting for August 2, 2022

Stephen Buckingham

Sparta Mountain WMA
Sussex County, NJ

12:15 pm to 3:45 pm, mid-80s degrees and partly cloudy with light breeze. Walked the powerline ROW for a few miles and back, and through woods. Many acres of blooming wild Bergamot, Joe Pye, Goldenrod, but butterfly numbers pretty low. Highlight was a Clamp-tipped Emerald dragonfly that landed in front of me.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 3
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 4

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Broad-winged Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Monarch

Clamp-tipped Emerald

Northern Pearly-eye

Viceroy