Recent sightings

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Will Kerling and Chris Tonkinson

Main Street in Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Common Buckeye was still active near 3:30 pm on a sunny and chilly day.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Monarch was migrating by.

  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Downtown area of Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered a fresh, female Cabbage White and two Common Buckeyes.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Chip Krilowicz

Dream Park
Gloucester County, NJ

49 Sunny

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jack Miller

Fidler Hill rd
Cape May County, NJ

Despite strong winds, 60 degrees and mostly sunny encouraged a nice assortment and number of bflys.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 2

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Reineman preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

It was nice to see some butterflies today after the hard freeze. There was also two Green Darners and one Autumn Meadowhawk flying there today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 49

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Dandelions and Common yellow wood-sorrel the only nectar available here.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Sandra Keller

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, but cold and windy. I was surprised at the butterflies I had. 55 degrees or so.

  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 5

Monarch

Red Admiral

Beth Polvino

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

Gardens very sad with only Blanket Flowers and snapdragons left after the 48 hrs of freezing weather earlier this week. While outside working, getting the cannas out a lone Monarch came through , then a Cabbage White and this American Lady.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

American Lady

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

A warm (60 degrees) and sunny Noon-time visit to the Sleepy Orange colony area revealed some hardy stalwarts hanging on through the recent frost and cold.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3

Sleepy Orange

Cloudless Sulphur

Question Mark

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute - Stone Harbor, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A common Buckeye was getting juice from crabapples upon arrival and later, a male Cabbage White was attending dandelions for nourishment.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Seen in the late morning while birding.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Common Buckeye 7

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Never surprised to find Red Admirals here, but 10 this late was quite unexpected. I have not found more than three at any one NJ location since 7/23 when I found 15 at the Wheelabrator Refuge. 9 were seen along the Rivertrail and a 10th was basking on the trunk of a Persimmon tree near the community center. Also enjoying the sunny side of the Persimmon were a substancial number of Boxelder bugs.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 10

red admiral

Will Kerling

Mechanic Street within Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Flushed a 'white form' female Sulphur species.

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Chip Krilowicz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny and in the low 40"s. All Anglewing's were flying.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Anglewing sp. 5
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Jack Miller

Fidler Hill rd
Cape May County, NJ

Upper 40's, partial sun turning to cloudy, and windy at 11:00. This field, as one would suspect, has had its flowers blasted with the recent freeze.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

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

Nectar is at a premium. Found only one plant with withering flowers.
Nonetheless, a Common Buckeye was flushed off the ground within a certain section of the bike trail.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

About 20+ Monarchs migrating south by the Cape May Hawkwatch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 20

Will Kerling

USPS frontage in Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a fresh, male Cabbage White getting nectar from Dandelion flowers at this location.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Miller

Cape May hawk watch
Cape May County, NJ

Around 9:30 with the temperature in the low 30's, a monarch moved from branch to branch in a pine tree.

  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Triple Oaks Nursery, Franklinville
Gloucester County, NJ

39 degrees around noon. Sunny gravel at the nursery.

  • Painted Lady 1

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Woodland Village - Clermont, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A male Cabbage Whites was basking in the mid-forties sun.

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

Very likely a comma judging from size, flight, and location (I have come to call this spot "comma corner"), but I did not get it in the glasses.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Jack Miller

Fidler Hill rd
Cape May County, NJ

With the Big Chill coming, I imagine that this might be my last double-digit species day until next year.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jack Miller

Dix WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Late morning with temperature in the 50's. Surprised to find only two bflys here on promising looking morning.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

Cloudy early morning with sun by 11 AM. Winds 5-6 MPH. I worked out in the garden and had sveral butterflies back yard and then walked the front yard X2. 3 monarch cats seen with 2 on walkabout to find a place to make their chrysalis. Mating Cabbage Whites. Digital images of many of the butterflies.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 4

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

9:30 to 11:30.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 1

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point (beachfront)
Cape May County, NJ

Moving with an East-Northeast tailwind.

  • Monarch 100

James Dowdell

my garden,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

White M very worn,Long- tailed Skipper missing 1 tail .

[Good finds by Jim. White-m ties our latest date in our ten years of logging: 11-9-11; and long-tailed is a new latest-ever date [previous record was Beth P's on 11-5 this year. jc]

  • Cabbage White 10
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 2

Chris Tonkinson and Will Kerling

Woodland Village - Clermont, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This garden had some skippers and Cabbage Whites. We did discover a Monarch wing on the ground near a Lantana plant.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Cabbage White

Cabbage White

Fiery Skipper

Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH, NJ (East Mechanic Street)
Cape May County, NJ

Found two worn, male Sachems and no Brazilian Skipper.

  • Sachem 2

Beth Polvino

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

Mostly cloudy with some breaks of sun. Mid 60's. Some digital images taken.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Elmer, NJ - southeastern part of Salem County
Salem County, NJ

There was a Monarch moving through town toward the south.

  • Monarch 1