October 2016 Sightings

Alice Koster

Fairview Farms
Somerset County, NJ

69 degrees, sun and clouds
Had additional Monarch traveling to Willowwood

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Orange Sulphur

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

72 degrees, mostly sunny
Spent most of the time in the gardens
Gt. Spangled Fritillary was very worn

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Monarch

Carol and Michael Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

11:15 AM-12:15 PM. Two white-form sulfurs. Some sulfurs fresh, the fritillary worn. Fringed Gentians in full bloom.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2

Fred Weber

My yard near Culver Lake, Branchville, NJ
Sussex County, NJ

All but ETB were nectaring on New England Aster.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Tom Halliwell

Fields at Rockport Pheasant Farm, Mansfield Township
Warren County, NJ

From 1:30 to 3:00. Mostly cloudy with a few welcome breaks of sun.

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 18
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Viceroy 2

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 9

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook (Horseshoe Cove)
Monmouth County, NJ

These were my first long-tailed skipper and Ocola sightings. I also saw the largest group of Monarchs I've observed this year - around 6-10.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur c
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch c
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Long-tailed Skipper

Long-tailed Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Ocola Skipper

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

12:30pm-12:45pm, brief sun after a week of mostly cloudy weather, 70 F

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Marie Longo

DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst
Bergen County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 3

David DeSarno

Dorbrook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

10:55-12:15, sunny, 65, a bit breezy.
Also at least 3 white-form sulphurs.
First Com. Checkered-Skipper we have had here this year.

  • Cabbage White 22
  • Clouded Sulphur 12
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny all day, mid-60s to 70.
Our 3rd yard Ocola this year, and finally Wade got to see one.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ocola Skipper

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Meadows and Wagner Farm
Somerset County, NJ

Black swallowtail cats on dill at the Wagner Farm Community Garden. Sulfurs putting on a good show in an aster patch on the north side of the garden. 1 grass-skipper sp..

  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Cabbage White

Orange Sulphur

Red-spotted Purple

Pearl Crescent

Orange Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Tom Halliwell

Mt. Olive @ South Branch Preserve- North Unit.
Morris County, NJ

Sunny. From 12:00 to 2:30.

  • Cabbage White 100+
  • Clouded Sulphur 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 50+
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Jim Springer

Merrill Creek Reservoir
Warren County, NJ

1:40pm-3:40pm, 70 F, sunny
Great Spangled Fritillary was very worn.

  • Cabbage White 25
  • Clouded Sulphur 19
  • Orange Sulphur 17
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 9

Michael Newlon

Wagner Farm, Mountain Ave, Warren Twp
Somerset County, NJ

2-3:30 PM. One white-form sulfur rejecting courtship by a male Orange Sulfur. Hard to do an accurate count of the Orange sulfurs because of their incessant movement.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Orange Sulphur

David DeSarno

Dorbrook Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 21
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 1

Fred Weber

Camp Olympia, off Flatbrook Rd., Stokes State Forest.
Sussex County, NJ

First ever Ocola Skipper at this site. 2 very worn Spangleds nectaring on last gasp of Wild Bergamot. All others were on Heath Aster.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Ahmet Baytas

Avis Campbell Gardens
Essex County, NJ

11:30-11:45.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 16

Jane Hurwitz

Morris County Community Garden, 353 E.Hanover Ave, Morris Township, NJ 07962
Morris County, NJ

Warm sunny day with little wind. 11AM for 15 minutes. The Common Checkered-Skipper kept returning to a mallow weed that had fresh foliage.

  • Cabbage White 20+
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

12:00 to 1:30. Sunny. Temps in low 70s.

  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

David DeSarno

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

My first Checkered white! - seen at Sandy Hook in a field adjacent to the Chapel, and on flowers nearby along the shoreline.

  • Checkered White 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur c
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Monarch 5
  • Sachem 2

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Checkered White

Anita & Keith Richmond

Heathcote Meadows Trail, S. Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

11:40 - 2:30, mid 50's to low 60's, sunny and windy
Trail traverses a portion of D&R Canal SP and several small contiguous areas (Mapleton and Heathcote Meadows preserves, Cook Natural Area and Heathcote Park).

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 14

John J. Collins

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 2

Tom Halliwell

Fields at Point Mountain Reservation, Central Section.
Hunterdon County, NJ

Frost last night. Today sunny and cool.
Approximately 1:00 to 3:00.

  • Cabbage White 30+
  • Clouded Sulphur 10+
  • Orange Sulphur 20+
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Monarch 1

Michael Newlon

Glenhurst Meadows
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Pearl Crescent

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

Sun and clouds, 65 degrees

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette (Home Garden)
Sussex County, NJ

Despite the chilly nighttime temperatures, there are still about a dozen Cabbage White larvae feeding on the leaves of the Brussels Sprouts in the garden.

The Wild Indigo was flushed from a sunny spot while weeding this afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

1:35-2:50, sunny, 67.
The Spicebush was a late surprise; it was actually nectaring on Fringed Gentian. Also saw 2 white-form sulphurs.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Clouded Sulphur 9
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2