August 2016 Sightings

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Cloudy all day, but warm and humid after heavy rain the day before. The Black Swallowtail was an exceptionally small female raised from a caterpillar and released today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

I have not seen any woolly aphids yet. Normally they should be visible by early July. I hope they are there somewhere.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Harvester 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy all day, 70s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Alice Koster

River Road Park Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

Mostly overcast, from 12-1:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 19
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Alice Koster

Fairview Farm, Upper Raritan Watershed headquarters
Somerset County, NJ

2-2:30. Overcast. Only looked at garden and area near pond. Constructing new parking lot and preparing house for painting so noisy!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:00pm-3:30pm

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 14
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 7
  • Orange Sulphur 20
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 39
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • Gray Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 32
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 15
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Gray Comma

Jim Springer

Gravel Hill Preserve
Hunterdon County, NJ

10:45am-12:00pm, main fields cut and baled probably last month

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 55
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2

Common Buckeye

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 3

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

Finally I saw a cluster of aphids today.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 11
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 35
  • Harvester 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 16
  • Peck's Skipper 9

Alice Koster

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

12-2:00. Beautiful day. Included pair of mating Monarchs

  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 18
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 15
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Jim Springer

Thomas F. Breden Preserve
Hunterdon County, NJ

9:15am-10:30am. very little nectar sources

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 16
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Flatbrookville, DWGNRA
Sussex County, NJ

10:40-12:10, sunny, 75-80. Includes roadside butterflies from the Flatbrook bridge to the parking area, as well as the trail and fields.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 14
  • Cabbage White 9
  • American Copper 4
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 7
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 11
  • Common Ringlet 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 6
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Joseph Burgiel

Kittitanny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

NABA Conribution to Friends of Stokes SF Silent Auction
with help from Marge Barrett

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Giant Swallowtail 4
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 29
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 19
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 11
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Fairview Farms
Somerset County, NJ

9:30 - 1:15, 80 Degrees, Mostly Sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 25
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 21
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 14
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 26
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 11
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Red-banded Hairstreak

Broad-winged Skipper

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Veterans Park, Stillwater Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

3:45-4:30, sunny, 80.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

Many Monarch eggs on milkweed at edge of meadow next to parking lot.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail c
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3

Joseph Burgiel

Bamboo Brook Park
Morris County, NJ

NABA lead trip for Chester Garden Club

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 16
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Common Wood-Nymph 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

11:00-12:45, sunny, 80.
Our best Monarch count of the year by far.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 10
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 47
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 36
  • Cabbage White 18
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 10
  • Pearl Crescent 8
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Monarch 20
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Crossline Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Nerses Kazanjian

Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

The gardens near the parking area, and around the visitors' center.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 8
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Nerses Kazanjian

Tatum Park, Middletown
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 10
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Harvester 2
  • Viceroy 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 11
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny 80 degrees

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 36
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Horseshoe Bend Park
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 19
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hardwick Twp., private property
Warren County, NJ

10:00-12:00. Sunny, 75-80. Upland and wetland meadows with Wild Bergamot and NY Ironweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 35
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 25
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 12
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Northern Pearly-eye 1
  • Common Ringlet 10
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Deedee Burnside

18 John Dow Avenue, Waldwick, NJ 07463
Bergen County, NJ

  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Carol and Michael Newlon

206 Emerson Lane, Berkeley Heights
Union County, NJ

Skippers very fresh

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park
Somerset County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Findern Wetlands
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1