October 2018 Sightings

Jane Hurwitz

Morris County Community Gardens - Morristown
Morris County, NJ

Bright sun, lots of annual flowers still blooming

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 5

Jack McKee

Home Gardens, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1315 to 1400; sunny, breezy, high 50's. The Ladies were FOY for me. Others have noticed their scarcity in this area.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Hyper Humus (Paulinskill WMA)
Sussex County, NJ

2:00-3:45, sun through high clouds, breezy.

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Deborah Bifulco

personal garden, Andover Twsp
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 2

Eastern Comma

Jack McKee

Dorbrook Park Natural Area on South side of Rt. 537 and West of the Soccer Fields.
Monmouth County, NJ

1300 to 1430. High 50's, humid, breezy, and seriously overcast except for a few periods of sunlight.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Jack McKee

Home Garden, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1300 to 1330. Sunny, breezy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sachem 1

Jane Hurwitz

Home garden
Somerset County, NJ

1:00 to 2:00 Very sunny, slight breeze.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway, Raritan Borough
Somerset County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Alice Koster

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

1:45-3:00. Sunny, 65 deg. Most of the sightings were in the gardens.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny temps hit near 60 about 2 PM, bringing a few butterflies to our late-flowering 'Hella Lacy' NE Aster and 'Wisteria Lane' buddleia before dark clouds and rain showers moved in. (The Red Admiral also visited a painted goldfinch on our mailbox.)

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Eastern Comma

Orange Sulphur

Michael Newlon

Chimney Rock
Somerset County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, high near 50, breezy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

2:00-3:00. Sunny, high near 50, breezy. Just a few asters left for nectar.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, breezy, high of 55.

  • Cabbage White 2

C Wyluda

John Fitch Parkway, Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

12:30, sunny, windy
discovered some community garden planters
with cabbage, kale, etc.

  • Cabbage White 2

Jack McKee

Home Grounds, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1415. Sunny, breezy, 50's. Butterfly was observed basking vertically on a round porch column, trying to get out of the North wind while staying in the sun.

  • Question Mark 1

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raritan
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Comma 1

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

11:00 to 1:00. Sunny with some clouds. Temps in upper 50s to low 60s.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny, breezy, high in the low 60s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1