August 2019 Sightings

Tom Halliwell

Willowwood Arboretum
Morris County, NJ

11:00 to 2:00. Mostly sunny; temps in 70s. Sorry for the delay in posting- WiFi was out. Combining the Newlon's list from the day before with this one shows a nice diversity at WW.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 6
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 12
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 23
  • Common Buckeye 21
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 6
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 9
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Mercer County Park, behind Boat House on Power cut road
Mercer County, NJ

230-350pm
Some far trails closed for Bald Eagle nesting.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 50
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Viceroy 4
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Peck's Skipper 6
  • Sachem 60

Michael Newlon

Passaic River Park - River Rd, Chatham Twp
Morris County, NJ

11:30 AM - 1 PM. Sun and clouds, high 70's. Strong breeze.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Appalachian Brown 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Garry Annibal and Lee Gaitskill

White Lake
Warren County, NJ

Warm, 69 to 71 deg. F. Sunny, breezy. 10:15 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 20
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 11
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Viceroy 5
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 9
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 12
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 3
  • Dun Skipper 4

Common Buckeye

Viceroy

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Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 12
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1

Dave DeSarno

Glenhurst Preserve
Somerset County, NJ

Mostly sunny from about 4-6 pm. Good amount of skippers in the tall grass and quite a few Appalachians around.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Appalachian Brown 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2
  • Dun Skipper 2

Sachem

Dun Skipper

Least Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Dun Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Appalachian Brown

Least Skipper

John J. Collins

797 Ashton Street, Raraitan, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

David Benvent

Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 9
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1

Jane Hurwitz

Cross Estates Garden, Bernardsville, NJ
Somerset County, NJ

From 1 pm to 2 pm. Overcast 73 degrees.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 5
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Gray Hairstreak

Fred Weber

Celery Farm, Allendale. Field at north end, Greenway entrance.
Bergen County, NJ

My first ever Giant Swallowtail here. Most activity on New York Ironweed, some on Broad-leaved Mtn. Mint.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 4
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Michael Newlon

Central Avenue Powerline, New Providence
Union County, NJ

11 AM – 12:15 PM. Sun but increasing cloud, 80 degrees. Usual cast present. Today nearly all butterflies except the blues were on the mint patch.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Ocola Skipper

Spicebush Swallowtail

Sachem

Red-spotted Purple

Common Buckeye

Jane Hurwitz

Bernardsville, Home Garden
Somerset County, NJ

Low 70's, slight breeze. From 1:40 to 2:20 PM

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 4

John J. Collins

Lusscroft Farm, High Point State Park
Sussex County, NJ

Leaderless Walks - 6 participants. Sunny and warm.

  • Cabbage White 14
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 4

Tom Halliwell

Allamuchy Mt. SP: Tilcon Lake section
Morris County, NJ

1:45 to 2:45. Sunny, breezy with temps in 70s. I was impressed how different the Buckeye count was from Sandbar Park considering the location is just ca. 5 miles NE, also in the Musconetcong Valley.

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Dun Skipper 1

Tom Halliwell

Sandbar Park
Warren County, NJ

11:45 to 1:15. Sunny, breezy, with temps in 70s. Buckeye numbers seemed amazing for northwestern NJ. The Giant Swallowtail was my first for this location.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 75
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 33
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 81
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dave DeSarno

Rutgers Gardens
Middlesex County, NJ

Lots of activity around the canna lily garden. Probably over 100 sachems in the area.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White c
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 5
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem a

Red-spotted Purple

Black Swallowtail

'Summer' Spring Azure

Black Swallowtail

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Sachem

'Summer' Spring Azure

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye

John J. Collins

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater
Somerset County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

David Benvent

Home, Morristown
Morris County, NJ

  • Great Spangled Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

John Beetham

Mercer Meadows (Pole Farm area)
Mercer County, NJ

About 10am to 12pm. Sunny and slightly breezy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 8
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 11
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Mike Lee & C Wyluda

Master Gardeners of Mercer County, Hopewell Twp, NJ
Mercer County, NJ

426-500pm
74-80 and sunny. Full blooms in the garden. fresh hairstreak, duskywings were very pale, blackST was ovipositing….

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 20

Gray Hairstreak

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Black Swallowtail