July 2016 Sightings

Anita & Keith Richmond

Hillsborough, Backyard Garden
Somerset County, NJ

Mated pair of Monarchs, Skippers way down compared to this time last year!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

2 of the Tigers were dark females.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

American Copper is especially scarce this year.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • American Copper 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Tom Halliwell & Debbi Bifulco

Blue Mountain Lake
Sussex County, NJ

9:45 – 1:00. Cloudy to begin; intermittent sun in last couple of hours. White M Hairstreak seen 2 or 3 times on Queen Anne's Lace; very skittish and uncooperative!

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 35
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 7

Carol and Michael Newlon

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Nice to see the swallowtails and fresh Ringlets. And some Grass-Skippers. Pearl Crescents mostly faded.

  • Giant Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 23
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 34
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 2
  • Common Ringlet 13
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Common Ringlet

Jim Springer

Natirar Park
Somerset County, NJ

10am-12pm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 4

Common Buckeye

American Copper

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 17
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 40
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Butterfly walk for Ridge and Valley Conservancy. 9:45-12:45, sunny, 75-80. About 20 participants.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 8
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Viceroy 1
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Common Ringlet 30
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 25
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 10
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Delaware Skipper 1

Joseph Burgiel

DeKorte Park
Bergen County, NJ

Observers: NABA assisting w/ Meadowlands Environmental Center Butterfly Day

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 13
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Mercer Master Gardens, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

C Wyluda

Pole Farm, Mercer Meadows, Blackwell Rd. entrance
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

11:15-12:00, cloudy, 70s.
All 5 species of swallowtail were seen from a single spot along the entrance road.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 1
  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, intermittent showers, a few peeks of sun.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 2