June 2019 Sightings

Jack Miller & Jim Springer

Yards Creek Generating Station to Racoon Ridge via Kaiser Road
Warren County, NJ

1:00pm-4:40pm, sunny, 76˚F, ran into Tom Bailey at Raccoon Ridge and found roadside-skipper together. It wsa interesting to find Little Wood-Satyr nectaring on Rubus.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Question Mark 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 7
  • Northern Cloudywing 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Little Wood-Satyr

Common Roadside-Skipper

Jack Miller & Jim Springer

High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Sunny, 72˚F, 9:00am-12:00am
Incredible nuimber of Wild Geraniums along Sawmill Road

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper 3

Pepper and Salt Skipper

Horace's Duskywing

NABA - NJ Field Trip

DWGNRA - Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

River-bend Farm, 15 Participants
AM, Sunny, Warm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 13
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Hackberry Emperor
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 6
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 7

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Duke Farms IBA
Somerset County, NJ

9am to 4pm
60s to start and mid 70s
increasing clouds at noon
Many of the good fields good for butterflies have been cut. The Oak Lane fields and the field behind the Orchid House have been cut to the ground. There are some uncut meadows behind the Orientation Center and ”here and there”. The Common Milkweed behind the Orientation Center is almost blooming.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 30
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Tawny-edged Skipper

Question Mark

American Snout

NABA NJ Field Trip

DWGNRA - Flatbrookville
Sussex County, NJ

Rosenkrans Farm, 11 Participants
PM, Sunny, Warm

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Ringlet 3
  • Southern Cloudywing 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 10
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1

Tom Bailey

Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch, Worthington SF
Warren County, NJ

Walked Appalachian Trail from Mohican Rd to power lines just past Raccoon Ridge Hawk Watch. Approx. five mile round trip. 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 7
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 4
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Indian Skipper 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 5
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 2

Common Roadside-Skipper

Northern Cloudywing

Indian Skipper

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Deerpath Park, Flemington, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ

4-5pm
increasing clouds and wind…
hiked the circuit

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

Tom Halliwell

Schooley's Mt. County park
Morris County, NJ

12:30 to 2:15. Mostly cloudy with occasional quick sun breaks; temps in low 70s. Two Long Dashes were on a small clump of irises (the only one) near the far end of the fields at end of Cherry Street. The other two were on Red Clover about a third of the way down the path. Ringlets were in field along E. Springtown Road, not at end of Cherry St.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 12
  • Common Ringlet 6
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 7
  • Long Dash 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 5

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Hunterdon Arboredum, Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County, NJ

220-340pm
78 and sunny with increasing clouds

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 6
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 8
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Appalachian Brown

Fred Weber

Flatbrook Roy WMA along dirt road.
Sussex County, NJ

Very fresh Spicebush and Cloak.
10:30-11:00.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

White Lake Natural Area, and White Lake Wildlife Management Area, Hardwick Twp.
Warren County, NJ

Observations made while walking ZuZu between 9:50 and 11:25. 70-74 degrees, mixed sun and clouds, light breeze.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • European Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 52
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 7
  • Hobomok Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham Wildlife Management Area parking lots on county routes 519 and 618, and Fredon springdale Road
Sussex County, NJ

Quick hitting trip between 3:15 and 3:45. Mostly sunny and 74 degrees. 10 species plus 1 white sulphur. Parking lots are most active with butterflies when there are puddles. Walking off gravel lots into tall grass one is instantly set upon by large squadrons of aggressive mosquitoes.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Sharon & Wade Wander

yard in Fredon Township
Sussex County, NJ

occasional observations throughout the day

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 4
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County, NJ

1:50-2:30, sunny, breezy, 67 deg.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Dismal Harmony Natural Area, Mendham Twp
Morris County, NJ

They're baaack!
After a 3 year hiatus that was preceeded by a 10 year continuous stretch after Alice Koster first found the colony in 2007, the Harvesters are back at Dismal Harmony. In early afternoon, I went to Alice's prime spot at the bridge over Dismal Brook but no action. I then walked the trail north as it parallels the brook until it turns away from the brook heading uphill. l was keeping an eye open for Harvesters and aphids with no luck. I then retraced my steps back to the bridge and there they were on the medium size beeches just east of the bridge. At first there were 3 individuals that would chase each other, perch and then give chase again. Then 2 disappeared and were replaced by a Hobomok Skipper who held his own with the remaining Harvester. I left the two of them to sort things out.
1:50pm-3:50pm. sunny, breezy, 70˚F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Harvester 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Harvester

Sharon & Wade Wander

Whittingham WMA
Sussex County, NJ

1:25-1:40. Sunny, breezy, 65 deg. Parking lot on Fredon-Springdale Rd. Also had a white Sulphur.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Jim Springer

Patriot's Path on west side of Old Brookside Road, Randolph Twp.
Morris County, NJ

Just doing a little scouting to see if the proposed trail along the powerline ROW that runs south towards Clyde Potts Reservoir would be suitable for butterflying.. It was later in the day so most of the ROW was in shadow but the ROW is passable so I will check back earlier in the day another time.
4:10pm-4:40pm, sunny, 67˚F

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 10

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

Mostly sunny, and breezy to windy, all day. High about 67.

  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 8
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 2
  • Hobomok Skipper 1

Fred Pfeifer & George Nixon

Kaiser Trail to Racoon Ridge
Warren County, NJ

10:00-2:30
A good day for Dragonflies
Southern Pygmy Clubtail
Great Blue Skimmer
Delta Spotted Spiketail

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Northern Cloudywing 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Long Dash 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Common Roadside-Skipper 1

Common Roadside-Skipper

Long Dash

Robber fly with scorpion fly

Michael Newlon

Schooley's Mountain Park
Morris County, NJ

10:30 AM - 2 PM. 61 F to start, little activity until around noon. Not much nectar. Spent most time in the fields accessed from Cherry St. A brief stop in the fields around the main Park Entrance on Springtown Rd did not produce much.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 17
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 9
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Long Dash 4
  • Hobomok Skipper 8

Long Dash

Long Dash

Peck's Skipper

Hobomok Skipper

Marge Barrett & Joe Burgiel

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, Temp about 70, Light Breeze
11:30 – 2:15 with ~1/2 hour out for lunch

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 5
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Northern Cloudywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 8
  • European Skipper 3
  • Indian Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 20
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 3
  • Hobomok Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Liberty marsh
Sussex County, NJ

One female observed while checking water levels - this was in a closed area - not open to the public.

  • Bronze Copper 1

John J. Collins

Raritan Greenway
Somerset County, NJ

Sunny and warm.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Ken Witkowski

Wallkill River NWR - Dagmar Dale Trail
Sussex County, NJ

Sun and clouds - temperature 80 degrees - 1:30-3:00pm
2 angle-wing sp.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 5
  • American Snout 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Monarch 2
  • European Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2

David L. Amadio

Worthington S.F. to Millbrook village
Warren County, NJ

Mostly birding in the morning here. Low 60's and filtered sun.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Jim Springer

Martinsville, woods behind Martinsville Rescue Squad up to radio tower
Somerset County, NJ

12:30pm-1:30pm, high clouds, 80˚F
One Hobomok Skipper nectaring on Dogbane which is just coming into bloom.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Zabulon Skipper 6
  • Hobomok Skipper 2

Jim Springer

Natirar Park
Somerset County, NJ

Looked for Harvester but no joy.
2:30pm-4:00pm, mostly cloudy, 81˚F

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • European Skipper 1

European Skipper

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Scherman Hoffman Audubon Center
Somerset County, NJ

745-1015am

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Dismal Harmony Natural Area
Morris County, NJ

1230-200pm
70s pleasant….many dog walkers
met Mike Newlon upon exiting the park

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Harvester 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Harvester

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Lewis Morris County Park
Morris County, NJ

70s and pleasant

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Hobomok Skipper 2