September 2016 Sightings

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:10-3:30. Mostly sunny, 75. As the name suggests, this 281-acre tract (bisected by Lincoln Laurel Rd., where there is a parking lot) is mostly forested, but has some open areas in its northern section. These fields are loaded with Little Bluestem, so once again we we hoping for Leonard's Skipper, but once again, no luck. These dry fields seemed like an odd spot for Meadow Frit.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 38
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • American Copper 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 8
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

John J. Collins

Negri-Nepote Grasslands
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 71
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 33
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Alice Koster

River Road Park, Bedminster Twp., Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

Only covered area between silo and large field. Found a few Monarch caterpillars and several eggs.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 24
  • Monarch 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 11

Sharon & Wade Wander

Wander home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 5
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Jeffrey Shreiner

Blue Mountain Lake
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, 70 degrees, calm wind
Walked trail along S shoreline and along inlet stream draining former upper lake

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Least Skipper 2

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Barb Sendelbach

Jackson's Pond , Clark
Union County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2

Barb Sendelbach

Bloodgood's Pond, Winfield Park
Union County, NJ

There was lots of activity in the little area beyond the parking lot with Knapweed, Purple Loosestrife and Hemp Vine being the main nectar sources.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 14
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Sachem 3

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge (backyard garden)
Middlesex County, NJ

Two females Sachem seen while walking through the garden in the late afternoon on Zinnia.

  • Sachem 2

Chris Kratzer

Kingwood
Hunterdon County, NJ

on rotten tomatoes

  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Red-spotted Purple

C Wyluda

Stoneybrook Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Hopewell Twp.preseve
Mercer County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3

C Wyluda

Mercer Master Gardens, Pole Farm, Hopewell Twp.
Mercer County, NJ

all the Zabulon skippers were female

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 15
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Meadow Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Dun Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Rahway River Park
Union County, NJ

Took a stroll around the pond mid-day. Hermine clouds were breaking up and then sun was starting to come out.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Joe Burgiel & Marjorie Barrett

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Partly sunny, low to mid 60's.
Fields near AT parking lot.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 22
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 14
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

C Wyluda

Honeybrook Organic Farm, Wargo Road, Pennington
Mercer County, NJ

butterflies on blooming amaranth

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Marie Longo

Hackensack
Bergen County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette (Home Garden)
Sussex County, NJ

Species seen during mid afternoon walk. A Pearl Crescent came to the back door at night.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Pearl Crescent

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Marie Longo

Losen Slote Creek Park, Little Ferry
Bergen County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny, mid 70s, mild to moderate breeze
Tropical storm Who?
10:45 - 12:45, 1:30 - 2:45
Praying Mantis lunching on a Monarch

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 78
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 40
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 18
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Chris Kratzer

Warsaw Creek
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jane Hurwitz

Home Garden
Somerset County, NJ

1 Spread-wing Skipper and 2 different Grass-Skippers

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Admiral 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Deer Path Park, W. Woodschurch Rd, Flemington
Hunterdon County, NJ

(good picture of the copper to be submitted with a 9/5/16 sighting)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 5
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 71
  • Clouded Sulphur 14
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

Least Skipper

Gray Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

11:00-12:50. Sunny, 75. AT parking lot to gravel pit. Another strikeout for Leonard's Skipper. At least Jim Springer had 2 here on the 24th, but these very low numbers are alarming.

  • Cabbage White 35
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • American Copper 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 30
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 18
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1

C Wyluda

Arboretium, Rt 31, Lebanon
Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes yard
Bergen County, NJ

Great butterfly day for us! First ever Giant Swallowtail to appear on our property.(couldn't get picture🙁) Dicovered two Monarch caterpillars on milkweed which we will raise…..we've only seen two Monarchs butterflies all summer!

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Spicebush Swallowtail

Peck's Skipper

Red-banded Hairstreak

Horace's Duskywing

Monarch caterpillar

Joe Burgiel, Marge Barrett, Alice Koster

Fairview Farms
Somerset County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 27
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2