November 2017 Sightings

Donna Bird

Bird Family Garden, Madison, NJ
Morris County, NJ

2:00 to 2:15 71 degrees, slight breeze

  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

Report from Hawkwatchers

  • Monarch 5

C Wyluda

Raritan, Rt. 31
Hunterdon County, NJ

a drive by butterfly.
for the record, about 74F today for a high, though I saw this butterfly at about 11 a.m.

  • Monarch 1

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

74*, but mostly cloudy. 1:00-2:15
One of the Monarchs was noticeably small

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 2

Deborah Bifulco

Flower garden, yard, Andover Township
Sussex County, NJ

Totally thrilled to find TWO Milbert's Tortoiseshell's in the garden today, especially since quite a few of my pollinator flowers got zapped by frost last night.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Monarch 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

'Summer' Spring Azure

Painted Lady

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Resource Area, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

3:30 4:00, sun & clouds, 73°. All on or near the Spiny Plumeless Thistle plants still flowering near the white barn. Also had one white-form sulphur.

  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Deedee Burnside

State Line lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

Report from Hawkwatchers

  • Monarch 8

Deborah Bifulco

Flower garden, yard, Andover, NJ
Sussex County, NJ

First spotted the Milbert's at around 11:45, sunning itself on the siding of our house. Continued seeing it around the African Daisies for about an hour.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Monarch

Tom Halliwell

Valley View Farm, Route 206, Andover Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

10:30 to 12:30. Partly sunny to mostly cloudy, breezy, 60s. Sunflowers still in good flower and attracting butterflies. Zinnias almost all shot. No Milbert's tortoiseshell; must have moved to Debbi Bifulco's place yesterday!!

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 13
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Variegated Fritillary

Common Checkered-Skipper

Alice Koster

Valley View Farm, Rt. 206 Andover Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

11:45-1:00. Some overlap with Tom. Even a few sprinkles as I was leaving.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3

John J. Collins

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Overlook
Morris County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Monarch 1

Jack McKee

Home Garden, Howell
Monmouth County, NJ

Nectar nearly gone. Only a few Buddleia blooms remain.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Resource Area
Warren County, NJ

3:30-4:00, low 70s. Sun disappeared behind heavy clouds just as we arrived. All on thistles by white barn.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

Hawk Watcher's report

  • Monarch 9

Deedee Burnside

State Line Lookout, Alpine
Bergen County, NJ

Hawk Watcher's Report

  • Monarch 2

Jack McKee

Fields by Water Authority, Wall Township
Monmouth County, NJ

1445 to 1550. Very cloudy at first, then lighter; some sun at end. Upper 60's. No nectar; not a flower in sight.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 9

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR - Overlook
Morris County, NJ

Gray, misty, drizzle. 9:00 AM-12:00 noon

  • Monarch 1

David Moskowitz

Old Bridge
Middlesex County, NJ

Large meadow

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Beautiful day, sunny and mid 50s with light breeze. Nice to see even one butterfly, as there won't be many more….

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Michael Newlon

Sandy Hook
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Alumni Field, Hackettstown
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, light breeze, 50ish.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

David Moskowitz

Hamilton
Mercer County, NJ

Grounds for Sculpture. Beautiful warm sunny day. An Anglewing flew by but never stopped for a good look.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Lodestar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, breezy, 50.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Ldatar Park, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, breezy, 50s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Sun and clouds, calm, 43 degrees (!). Probably a little warmer in the sun, where this butterfly was flying (on its own, not flushed), but still….

  • Orange Sulphur 1