June 2018 Sightings

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

3:30-4:15, sunny, 82°.

  • American Copper 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 60
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3

Sharon & Wade Wander

In our garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny and low 80s in the afternoon. Good to see some skippers at last - nectaring on Catmint, Blue Stars (Amsonia), and Chives.

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

Butterfly activity in the yard still has been very slow. This time a worn female Falcate Orangetip came through the garden.

  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Marjorie Barrett

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Short walk, 10:15-11:00
Hot, humid, mixed sun & clouds

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 3

Tom Halliwell

Washington Twp., Heath Village
Morris County, NJ

10:30 to 11:45. Mostly sunny; ca. 80°.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Barb Sendelbach

Woodbridge backyard
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1

Fred Pfeifer & Jim Springer

AT Camp Mohican Rd south to Racoon Ridge
Warren County, NJ

10:15am-5:30pm,80F, high clouds with some sprinkles
Unbelievable amount of Rubus in bloom all along the trail.
Missed Common Roadside-Skipper

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Indian Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 7

Northern Cloudywing

Indian Skipper

Falcate Orangetip

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

12:45 to 2:00. Partly sunny; low 80s.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 25
  • Peck's Skipper 11
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 4

Tawny-edged Skipper

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mountain County Park
Morris County, NJ

1:30 to 2:30. Cloudy with intermittent and brief periods of sun.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 14
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 13

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Kenely Tract on west side of river
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy with some sun - 2:45 - 3:30pm

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

1:15-2:00, sun and clouds, 68°.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Little Wood-Satyr 18
  • Common Ringlet 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • Least Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 26
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Common Ringlet

Least Skipper

John J. Collins

Baldpate Mountain
Mercer County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Duke Farms
Somerset County, NJ

77 degrees and some wind with some clouds at times.
Very comfortable day

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 1

Eastern Comma

Viceroy

American Lady

European Skipper

Tom Halliwell

Willowwood Arboretum County Park
Morris County, NJ

10:30 to 1:00. Mostly cloudy and windy with intermittent sun; temps in upper 60s.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 7
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

European Skipper

Leaderless walk with 5-10 people at various times.

Several fields in Montague Twp. within Delaware Water Gap NRA
Sussex County, NJ

10:15 to 3:30. Mostly cloudy with periods of sun; temps in 60s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 27
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 40
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 23
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

American Copper

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Mid-60s & Cloudy
Very few butterflies, but
Indian Skipper was a big surprise

  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen north preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

mostly cloudy and 65-67 degrees. 1:30 - 3:00

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 102
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 8
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 13
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Michael Newlon

River Road Park and Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

1:10-3:10 PM; sun and clouds then completely cloudy. About 70 degrees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • European Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 8

Peck's Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Little Wood-Satyr

Pearl Crescent

Least Skipper

European Skipper

Barb Sendelbach

Lafayette backyard
Sussex County, NJ

  • Little Wood-Satyr 2

David L. Amadio

Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

66 degrees, partly sunny from 11:40 to 1:35 p.m. Was only able to get a quick shot off on a Dusted Skipper. Cloudywings were numerous. I saw at least a dozen. Took only time to positively I.D. four of them. Surprising to me that Southerns outnumbered Northern. Other highlights here were Porcupine, Rose Breasted Grosbeak, and Black billed Cuckoo.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Copper 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Southern Cloudywing 3
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 15
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Dusted Skipper

Monarch

Southern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Blue Mountain Lake
Warren County, NJ

Spent roughly two hours here till around 3:50 p.m. A mix of sun and clouds with temp around 70

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • American Copper 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Hobomok Skipper 14

Common Ringlet

Zabulon Skipper

David L. Amadio

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Mostly Cloudy and 73 degrees from 4:10 to 5:15 p.m. Sad to see the Eastern Red Cedars. I have two on my property here in South Jersey that look similar.

  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 16
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 9
  • Hobomok Skipper 12

Tawny-edged Skipper

Common Ringlet

David L. Amadio

Old Mine Road
Warren County, NJ

Cloudy and high 50's till about 11:15 when I found my first butterfly of the day. Watched an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail take flight only to be upstaged by this Bobcat. I have been fortunate enough to see two in three years along Old Mine Rd. Late in the day on my return trip I added another E.Tiger and two RSP's puddling in the shade.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Bobcat

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, Temperature about 70
1:15 - 2:15

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 11
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Joan Rottkamp

Franklin Lakes backyard
Bergen County, NJ

This was our first sighting of a butterfly that was not a cabbage white ! We did have a fawn,baby rabbit, and a turkey visit.It was a good day!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Tom Halliwell

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

10:15 to 12:45. Sunny; upper 70s to low 80s.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 16
  • Common Ringlet 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 6
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 24
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Hobomok Skipper 7

Michael Newlon

Sourland Mountain Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Gas pipeline ROW, 10:10 AM -12:10 PM, sunny, about 80 degrees. Little Rubus blooming, Dogbane just starting, milkweed needs another week or so. Best dogbane/milkweed uphill from the iron gate. Uppermost section solid mugwort. Plus 2 Azure sp. (large and pale, possibly Appalachian ?), 1 Duskywing sp.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 16
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Dreamy Duskywing 1
  • Least Skipper 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cabbage White

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Northern Cloudywing

Great Spangled Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Dreamy Duskywing

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Willowwood & Bamboo Brook
Morris County, NJ

Partly Cloudy and Warm

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Jim Springer

Mount Mills Utility ROW, Monroe Twp
Middlesex County, NJ

12:15pm-1:45pm, 83F, mostly sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Appalachian Brown

Fred Pfeifer

Sawmill Rd., High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

  • Hobomok Skipper 7
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 5

Pepper and Salt Skipper