April 2019 Sightings

Jim Springer

Thompson Park Conservation Area, Monroe Twp
Middlesex County, NJ

3:00pm-4:00pm, sunny, 72˚F
American Lady very worn

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1

Jim Springer

Deep Run Preserve, Old Bridge Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

10:30am-12:00pm, 68˚F, sunny
2 Duskywing sp.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Falcate Orangetip 7
  • Spring Azure 2

Jim Springer

John A Philips Preserve, Old Bridge Twp
Middlesex County, NJ

1:00pm-2:30pm, sunny, 72˚F

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

David Moskowitz

Ogdensburg, NLT Preserve
Sussex County, NJ

Fly by Tiger Swallowtail. No other butterflies seen despite the sunny warm weather.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Stephen Buckingham

Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville
Middlesex County, NJ

Orangetips were everywhere.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 20+
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 12
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Falcate Orangetip

Eastern Pine Elfin

Silver-spotted Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Pine Elfin

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

Crater Lake Road
Sussex County, NJ

Early PM, Sunny, Low 60s

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Brown Elfin 17
  • Spring Azure 12
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1

Tom Halliwell

Kittatinny Valley SP
Sussex County, NJ

9:30 to 2:00. Sunny, low 60s.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Spring Azure 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

David DeSarno

Huber Woods Park
Monmouth County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Painted Lady 4

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American Copper

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Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Orange Trail and Overlook
Morris County, NJ

10 AM- 2 PM. Warm and sunny. Azures and EC on Orange Trail, Lady at Overlook. Orange Trail muddy, under water in places. Lady briefly nectared on a dandelion.

  • Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:45-3:45, sunny, breezy, 65º. The hairstreak and elfin were nectaring on Cypress Spurge. One Lady was ovipositing on Pussytoes, and one Comma was ovipositing on Stinging Nettle.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 2

Stephen Buckingham

Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area
Monmouth County, NJ

Coppers and Ladies were everywhere I stopped. My counts are conservative.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • American Copper 50+
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Juniper Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Eastern Comma 3
  • American Lady 30+

American Copper

Henry's Elfin

American Copper

Juniper Hairstreak

Anita & Keith Richmond

Backyard garden, Hillsborough Twp.
Somerset County, NJ

10:30, low 60’s, sunny

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Ahmet Baytas

Downtown Montclair
Essex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2

Michael & Carol Newlon

Watchung Reservaton - Deserted Villiage
Union County, NJ

9:15-10:15 AM.

  • Spring Azure 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

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

1:30-3:00, cloudy, 65º.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

John Beetham

Highland Park Meadows, Highland Park
Middlesex County, NJ

9:30am

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1

Ahmet Baytas

Julian L. Capik Nature Preserve
Middlesex County, NJ

1:30-3:45. Mostly cloudy, cool and very windy.

  • Falcate Orangetip 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 8

Joe Burgiel

Deer Lake Park
Warren County, NJ

Leaderless Walk, Sunny, Cold in early morning, Warming later

  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 6
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Anita & Keith Richmond

D&R Canal State Park, Kingston, S. Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

3:10 - 3:55

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Anita & Keith Richmond

Mapleton Preserve, S. Brunswick Twp.
Middlesex County, NJ

2:00 - 3:00, 60 degrees, mostly sunny scattered overcast

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve, Frelinghuysen Twp.
Warren County, NJ

2:30-3:15, cloudy, 59 deg.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1

Michael Newlon

Great Swamp NWR, Orange Trail
Morris County, NJ

Low 70's, sunny. Trail still very muddy.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2

Juvenal's Duskywing

Eastern Tailed-Blue

C Wyluda

West State St, Trenton
Mercer County, NJ

sunny, windy
comma was fresh

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Joe Burgiel and Marge Barrett

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Mid 60's, mostly sunny, very little wind.
2:30 – 3:30

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 3
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 4

Tom Halliwell

On Route 517 near Panther Valley
Warren County, NJ

Flew near my car as I was stopped at a red light.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

A quick look, Late PM, Sunny, Quite windy, 60s

  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Meadow Fritillary 2