November 2018 Sightings

Jack McKee

Home Garden, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1330 to1345; sunny, low 70's, light south wind. Butterflies nectaring on Buddleia, ignoring Marigolds and Begonias.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

Jim Springer

Rutgers Display Gardens, North Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

1:00pm-2:00pm, sunny to start, high clouds at end. 72F, most nectar sources are spent. White M Hairstreak is more than 2 weeks later than previous late date for northern NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Sachem 6

Sachem

White M Hairstreak

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

1:25-2:20, sun through high clouds, near 70.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy to mostly sunny through the day, high near 70. Our 'Hella Lacy' New England Aster is still a mass of flowers, a great late nectar source for a lot of bees and a few butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Comma 1

Tom Beattie

Negri-Nepote
Somerset County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Lee Gaitskill

Route 23, Ogdensburg.
Sussex County, NJ

Seen while driving. Butterfly was headed south on Route 23.
Warm and sunny weather.

  • Monarch 1

C Wyluda

Stonybrook Millstone Watershed, pond near organic farm
Mercer County, NJ

sunny, chilly- 50s, butterfly on goldenrod

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Orange Sulphur

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, Temp in low 50s
Only a very brief visit

  • Orange Sulphur 2

C Wyluda

Pole Farm
Mercer County, NJ

sunny, 55F

  • Orange Sulphur 1

C Wyluda

Mercer Master Gardens
Mercer County, NJ

flowering still: small daisies, purple aster, golden rod

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Seen around noon, just as the sun disappeared for the day. Temps in mid-50s. The Lady was pristine.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

Jack McKee

Backyard, Howell Twp.
Monmouth County, NJ

1215, sunny ,breezy, low 60's. Butterfly was basking near some fallen leaves, and flushed when I entered the area. Did not see it return or attempt to nectar, although there are a few sources left.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny all day, high near 55. Buckeye is our 50th species in the garden this year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Bailey

Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch, Worthington SF
Warren County, NJ

One Monarch seen migrating. Also briefly saw either a Q'Mark or an E. Comma in the vegatation around the hawkwatch.

  • Monarch 1

Marcus, Robert & Archer Gray

Owen’s Station Crossing Education Center, Wallkill River NWR
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3

C Wyluda

Cider Mill Grassland Preserve
Hunterdon County, NJ

there was some blooming goldenrod; late afternoon, 50s, overcast; picture by M. Lee

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

David Moskowitz

Frost Woods Park, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Middlesex County, NJ

Seemed like an Anglewing kind of day after the unseasonably cool weather the last two weeks. And it was. Pretty joyful to see a butterfly again.

  • Eastern Comma 2

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma