November 2018 Sightings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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