Recent sightings

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Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphurs and a Clouded Sulphur were basking in the early sun at 45 degrees and little wind.
Photo of a basking Orange Sulphur.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May Court House, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered a female Sachem near a wall at Acme Market and an Orange Sulphur on the MTBP.

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a lone buckeye at this site.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

My eyes caught a flash of orange in the gardens when I went out for the mail. I looked down and found this Monarch. She looked like she was trying to pump up her wings so I moved her to a more protected area as winds are 25-30 MPH right now at 48 F. Also found 2 Black Swallowtail chrysalis.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Monarch 1

Black Swallowtail chrysalis

Monarch

Mike Hannisian

Forsythe NWR
Atlantic County, NJ

Only Lep seen

  • Common Buckeye 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds community center field
Gloucester County, NJ

Kicked up a couple of Sulphurs on this wind swept field.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny, windy and 50 degrees.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 2

Red Admiral

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 5 buckeyes here yesterday and felt lucky to find one buckeye today in this location. The weather was harsh with the constant breezes and the temperatures, barely, reaching middle forties.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Cape May NWR - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Flushed two Orange Sulphurs in 45 degree weather with stiff winds!

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

Sandra Keller

Forsythe NWR - the area behind the bathrooms.
Atlantic County, NJ

Mostly sunny, 57 degrees. Out of the wind back here. I wasn't expecting butterflies!

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

Hard to believe late date for Admiral is 12-31,1-1
I'm guessing this one won't make that.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

I saw 4 male Common Buckeyes flying together in a tight circle over territory.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 5

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Woodcock Lane - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The early morning hours were gorgeous with full sun and no clouds. A field was lite up with sulphur activity - 14 Orange Sulphurs and a fresh, Clouded Sulphur!!

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 14

Orange Sulphur

Jack Miller

Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

Stopped for a quick look to see if this location will hold sulphurs like December 2015.

  • Orange Sulphur 7

Jack Miller

Rt 607; field near the Beanery
Cape May County, NJ

This field has plenty of mustard bloom. At least 4 white form sulphurs.

  • Sulphur sp. 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 3

Sulphur sp.

Variegated Fritillary

Chip Krilowicz & Jean Gutsmuth

Wheelabrator
Gloucester County, NJ

54 Sunny and windy. Just over 2 hrs of looking provided only 5 butterflies. My mouth dropped when a flying Orange Sulphur turned out to be a Sleepy Orange! Jean Gutsmuth first spotted it when flushed from the leaf litter. It flew (flashing a lot of orange) to a nearby tree where it landed on the lowest branch under one of the leaves. After poking my head trying to find it, I was unable. After I gave the branch a vigorous shake it finally flew and landed nearby. My first for the month and county.

Moderator's Note: Goodness! What a find! Sleepy orange is always rare in South Jersey, and here Chip and Jean have found what seems to be an adult in "winter form." This report is also our latest report ever (old record = 11-22-2010). jc

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Variegated Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Sleepy Orange

Jack Miller

Coral Ave. CM Point
Cape May County, NJ

Tagged monarch.

  • Monarch 1

Jack Miller

Fulling Mill Rd., across from par 3 golfcourse
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny until 1:30; mid 50's. Still a few asters and goldenrod in bloom.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 3

Will Kerling

High's Beach Area - Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

November butterflying ended on a great experience during midday. It was very warm and in the sixties with cloud cover when an American Snout flew by Chris and me.

  • American Snout 1

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It was cloudy and amazingly warm! A Red Admiral zipped by me on a downtown street around 2 pm.

  • Red Admiral 1

Harvey Tomlinson

Backyard Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

The Admiral has been here for 3 days along with a very elusive Sachem. The yellow butterfly bush is hanging in there

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

Red Admiral

Chip Krilowicz

Supawna Meadows, Pennsville
Salem County, NJ

Fly by!

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Chip Krilowicz

Dog Park, Logan Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny windy around 50

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Recorded a fresh Cabbage White.

  • Cabbage White 1

Mike Hannisian

Cape May Point SP
Cape May County, NJ

Only Lep seen

  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Gus's and High's Beach Roads - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Took a walk from the bay to Rte. 47 and back. At 11:26 am with sun and 44 degrees, I located a Common Buckeye on Gus's Beach Road. Found an Orange Sulphur at 12:26 pm along High's Beach Road and it was 47 degrees with full sun.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Clay Sutton

Rea Farm (Beanery)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 5

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Beginning of Blue Trail (where it splits off Yellow Trail).

  • Question Mark 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

USDA CM Plant Materials Center along Route 9
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, six active Orange Sulphurs on this private land.

  • Orange Sulphur 6

Orange Sulphur

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered two territorial male Common Buckeyes and a Sachem near Dandelions on this site.

  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

was surprised to see any butterflies after the terrible 3 days of winds we had from Sunday through Tuesday. Couldn't get to my camera fast enough for the Monarch picture.

  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The clouds left toward 2 pm and there was full sun for over 30 minutes until a large cloud came and covered the sun. During this sunny period, I found 2 Common Buckeyes, 2 Sulphur species and an Eastern Comma which left the ground and flew to the top of a large deciduous tree.

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Sulphur sp.

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was no nectar on the power line and still found a buckeye. Saw over a hundred Yellow-legged Meadowhawks and at one spot had a cluster of them in the air of over twenty, at once!

  • Common Buckeye 1

Yellow-legged Meadowhawk

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found 2 buckeyes gathering sun just after 9:30 am when the temperature was only 38 degrees! In the afternoon on the bike path, I discovered a Sachem.

  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Cold sun and wind did not stop a Common Buckeye from being active. It was 42 degrees at 10:20 am, when I saw the attached buckeye on the move. Had to work the rest of the sunny and cloudy day.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye