April 2020 Sightings

David Moskowitz

Deep Run Preserve, Old Bridge
Middlesex County, NJ

Vast numbers of Falcate Orangetips (conservatively 50 but likely many more - I’ve never seen so many at one time in one place, they were along the entire length of road from the Old Bridge side all the way to the waterworks) and a Bald Eagle too!

  • Falcate Orangetip 50
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Bald Eagle

Falcate Orangetip

Mike Lee

Julian Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

2-2:45pm
40s, cold, windy, but good to be out.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jim Springer

Milford Bluffs, Holland Twp.
Hunterdon County, NJ

1:00pm-3:15pm, sunny becoming cloudy
breezy, 60°F
Falcate Orangetip is new county record for our database–all were males.
Sleepy DW was on top of bluff while Wild Indigo DW was at bottom of bluff next to River Rd.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Falcate Orangetip 4
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Falcate Orangetip

David Moskowitz

Jamesburg Conservation Area, East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Spring Azure 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6

Brown Elfin

Tom Beattie

Centennial Park, Metuchen
Middlesex County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5

Cabbage White

Jane Hurwitz

Home garden, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

Light wind, sun and clouds

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Painted Lady 1

Joe Burgiel& Marge Barrett

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

Sunny, slight breeze, mid 50's.
Also saw 1 Green Darner.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 5

Jodi Butler

Hardwick Township home garden
Warren County, NJ

First Eastern Tiger Swallowtail of the Season in my flower garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Barb Sendelbach

Oros Preserve - Avenel, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

Took a care package to my folks in Woodbridge. We made a quick stop at the preserve before we headed back to Sussex County.

  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue

Jane Hurwitz

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville
Somerset County, NJ

2 - 3:30 pm, sunny

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Jim Springer

Warren backyard
Somerset County, NJ

60°F, sunny, light wind

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Barb Sendelbach

Various areas on foot and by car from Northern Old Mine Rd down to Warren County ending in Millbrook Village.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • Cabbage White
  • Falcate Orangetip
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Spring Azure
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Eastern Comma

Dave DeSarno

Robert J. Stahl Natural Area
Somerset County, NJ

Unexpected first time sighting for me and the only butterfly all day. Sunny and about 65 but not many flowers around.

  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Meadow Fritillary

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Frelinghuysen Forest Preserve
Warren County, NJ

3:00 - 4:00 PM, Sunny, T = High 60sny, Cal

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 5
  • Meadow Fritillary 1

Mike Lee

Julian L Capik Nature Preserve, Sayreville, NJ
Middlesex County, NJ

230-430
66f and sunny. Power Cut only. Had an Anglewing sp. also

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Silver-spotted Skipper

Mourning Cloak

Juvenal's Duskywing

Karyn Cichocki

Rosenkrans Property, Old Mine Road NPS Rte 615
Sussex County, NJ

Not sure about the Spring Azure as I couldn't get close enough to it.

  • Spring Azure 1
  • Meadow Fritillary 10

Sharon & Wade Wander

Beech Ridge Preserve, Blairstown Twp.
Warren County, NJ

10:30-12:00, sunny & 60 degrees - finally, a beautiful day! This preserve is owned by the Ridge and Valley Conservancy.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sharon & Wade Wander

Home garden, Fredon Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3

Joe Burgiel & Marge Barrett

Hillside Park, Andover Twp.
Sussex County, NJ

10:15 - 11:00 AM, Sunny, Calm, T = High 50s

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Painted Lady 1

David Moskowitz

Large field on Route 130 in South Brunswick
Middlesex County, NJ

Surprised to kick this up on a cool windy overcast day.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Black Swallowtail