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Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Sightings while gardening. Juniper Hairstreak swirled down onto some sedges in our woods, landed, got its photo taken, then swirled back up into a Red Cedar.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Juniper Hairstreak

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded H. and Pine Elfin were on Black Cherry blossoms.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • American Lady 3

Beth Polvino

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

FOY Sachem in the yard -early record for me. (Image a little fuzzy as like Jack Miller my camera's focus seems to be going.) Spicebush and Black swallowtail chrysalis still overwintering. 2nd sighting of Juvenal's Duskywing this year in the yard.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail o
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

High 50's, sunny but windy this am with a birding group. In the parking lot at the beginning, we were surprised to see a monarch land very briefly on a viburnum flower, then it flew off. It was my FOY monarch.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Monarch 1

Chris Herz

Tall Pines State Preserve, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

62 degrees and sunny.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Question Mark

Jack McDonough

Woodbine Bike Path and railroad
Cape May County, NJ

11:30-1pm, sunny

[Congrats to Jack for logging our FOY little wood-satyr. -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 35
  • Elfin sp. 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 100
  • Pearl Crescent 200
  • American Lady 15
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 5
  • Sachem 1

Pearl Crescent

Sachem

Little Wood-Satyr

Jack McDonough

Scott Ave power line cut, Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

Around 10:30/11am and sunny. While photographing a jumping spider with my macro lens, of course a common sootywing flies in and starts nectaring on some cinquefoil. The first I’ve seen this year. By the time I switched to my larger lens, it flew away. Will revisit site tomorrow morning.

[Not just Jack's FOY sootywing, but the first for our log in 2021. Nicely done, Jack. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Sightings while gardening.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Willingboro Lakes Park, Willingboro
Burlington County, NJ

High 50's and wind 10-15mph. Didn't expect to see any butterflies but a quick break in the clouds for a few minutes revealed a male zabulon skipper sunning itself, my FOY.

  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Teresa Knipper

Estell Manor Road
Cumberland County, NJ

Observations between 11 o’clock and 12:30 PM breezy day beautiful temperatures. The red banded hair streaks were everywhere! Numbers are an approximation

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 60
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 10

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Windy and chilly, around 3:30. I went out to cut some iris blossoms and found a Red-banded Hairstreak all the way inside one of the blossoms!

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Tom Bailey

Greenwood Forest WMA
Ocean County, NJ

10:30 to 1:15 pm. Cloudy with one brief 10 minute period of sunshine. Breezy, cool, 58 degrees when finished.

[Nicely done Tom! This is only the second report of dusted sk from Ocean county in our log's history. The other report was from 5/12/15. -jm]

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 14
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Dusted Skipper 1

Dusted Skipper

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The only butterfly observed here today was this late afternoon Sachem. A fresh male on French Lilac bush. A brief few moments of sun and 58 degrees at 4:40 p.m. enabled this bug to come out and imbibe some nectar.

[Our 2nd sachem of the year and first photo'd. jc]

  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting while birding in the park all day. Black Swallowtail fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 1

Karen Thompson

Higbee Beach WMA, Blue trail
Cape May County, NJ

  • Pearl Crescent 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Just felt like a Zabulon kind of morning here in the garden. I was expecting one and sure enough this male assumed his normal early spring role in the garden.

[Nice! Our log's first for 2021. jc]

  • Question Mark 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Zabulon Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Clay Sutton

Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

All butterflies were puddling! No nectar where they were found.

[Interesting behavior and scene to witness! I think this may also be a first photo record (for our log) of Hessel's in Belleplain. Anyone know an earlier one? jc]

[Update: Dave Amadio reports that he recorded and photographed a Hessel’s Hairstreak in Belleplain on the Goosekill trail the year before we started our log, on 4/30/07. jc]

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 40
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 40
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 25

Hessel's Hairstreak

Karen Thompson

Home, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spring Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

while working in the butterfly garden from 1-3pm

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Karen Thompson

Cox Hall Creek
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Jennifer Bulava

Long Bridge Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

while birding in the park in the am; not 60 degrees until the end of our walk.

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Cruising through back yard around 12:30, sunny and 62 degrees.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas Nature Center, Westampton
Burlington County, NJ

Noon, low 60's. Very short visit. Saw my FOY red admiral.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

While birding in the park in the am. High 50's and wind 11 mph most of the time.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Obs. made between 2:40 & 5, Sunny 64-66. My primary goal here was to photograph E.Pine Elfin, having missed it so far this spring. Had to wait until 4:45 to obtain a decent image. Found it interesting to see a male Cobweb Skipper nectaring on Bearberry flowers.

  • Hoary Elfin 10
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Holly Azure 10
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Cobweb Skipper 2

Sleepy Duskywing

Cobweb Skipper

Eastern Pine Elfin

David L. Amadio

Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Obs. made here between 12:55 & 2:30, Sunny 61-64. Numbers and diversity still low here. Was joined by Harry Zirlin who got me onto my first of two Hessel's today. Found a 2nd individual after he moved on to explore other areas. Harry also observed a Red-Banded Hairstreak that I did not see.

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Holly Azure 7
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Hessel's Hairstreak

Brown Elfin

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Am. Ladies continue to move through, laying eggs on Pussytoes.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • American Lady 4

Cynthia Allen

Cemetery in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I was looking for Am. Coppers, but found this FOY male Sachem instead.

[Our log's first sachem for 2021. Good find! jc]

  • Sachem 1

Jack McDonough

1st Ave off Rt 49 power line cut
Cumberland County, NJ

1:30 pm - 60 degrees and sunny

[Our log's first dusted skipper for 2021 – and tying our all-time earliest record for emergence, set in 2012 when many species emerged very early. Good find, Jack! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Pearl Crescent 20
  • American Lady 3
  • Duskywing sp. 20
  • Sleepy Duskywing 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 2
  • Dusted Skipper 2

Horace's Duskywing

Dusted Skipper

Jack McDonough

Davies Sports Complex - power line cut and rr
Cape May County, NJ

Around 11:30am - 57 degrees and sunny

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • American Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Southern Cloudywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1

Southern Cloudywing

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Admiral and Question Mark on fruit.

[Our log's 2nd report of sootywing and the first in CMY. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Sootywing 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Spicebush, a mint-fresh male. FOY Summer Azure, ovipositing on flowerhead of Silky Dogwood, its preferred FP in my yard. 8-Spotted Forester moth on VA Creeper.

[Our log's first report of summer azure in 2021. Thank you, Cynthia, and watch out, everyone! Azure ID in May gets even more complicated now! jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 3

Therese Hurter

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Around 2:00, sunny and humid. Eastern Tailed-Blue was nectaring on clover.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail (female) laying eggs on Fennel. American Snout up in Dwarf Hackberry tree. Red Admiral laying eggs on Stinging Nettle. Our 1st Monarch, a female laying eggs on Common Milkweed off and on through the day. Common Milkweed is up 1', Butterfly Weed is up 8", Swamp Milkweed is up @ 8".

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Monarch ovipositing

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Monarch seen flying approximately 10:30 am, intermittent sun.
Later around 4:30 on milkweed found Monarch eggs.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch eggs

David L. Amadio

Oswego River Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Obs. made from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Walked from Warren Grove where the road became risky to pass with an old 2WD pick up to the Oswego preserve area. Surprised to see so little on foot.

  • Brown Elfin 2
  • Holly Azure 7
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

David L. Amadio

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:45 to 2:30. Part Sun 72-75 degrees.

  • Hoary Elfin 22
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Cobweb Skipper 3

Holly Azure

Cobweb Skipper

Hoary Elfin

David L. Amadio

Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Obs. made between 10:45 & 12:35, 4:20-5:15. Mostly Cloudy and 61-70. Afternoon return visit was mostly cloudy and 66-68. My only Hessel's Hairstreak occured at 4:50 p.m. Red Admiral & American Lady seen in the late afternoon also.

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 3
  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Holly Azure 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Blueberry Azure

Hessel's Hairstreak

Teresa Knipper

Higbee
Cape May County, NJ

10:20-12:00 75 degrees . We had a fast flyby of a very large sulphur? Possibly a cloudless sulphur but never got my binoculars on. Same with the Anglewing.

[Cloudless sulphurs are being reported from Maryland, so chances seem good for us here as well. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 15
  • American Lady 10
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Jack McDonough and Jack Miller

Middle Township
Cape May County, NJ

Photo of egg on host plant (Baptisia)

[Cool spotting! jc]

  • Frosted Elfin 1

Frosted elfin egg

Jennifer Bulava & Kate Forte

Rancocas State Park, Hainesport
Burlington County, NJ

1:00pm

[Our log's first red-spotted purple of 2021 – good find! jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Teresa Knipper

Garrett family preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Short walk around 330 to 4 o’clock before the rain started. Mixed sun and clouds

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6

Jack Miller

Estell Manor rd
Cumberland County, NJ

4th stop. 1:30- 3:15. Continued cloudy with weak showers. There were lots of bflys around, but I missed many due to my intense focus on Hessel's and cobwebs. Cruddy new camera could not come up with a decent photo in low light which was frustrating because these cobwebs are not what I am used to seeing. They are generally different, especially on the forewing dark mark. Goodbye camera.

[Exciting to see a dozen cobweb skippers at one spot. Double-digit counts of them have been very few over last several years. jc]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 8
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Duskywing sp. 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 6
  • Cobweb Skipper 12

Cobweb Skipper

Jack Miller

Bertuzzi's Market, Tuckahoe rd
Cumberland County, NJ

2nd stop. A red admiral took as much time as I did deciding on tomato, pepper, basil plants, etc.

  • Red Admiral 1

Jack Miller

Union rd powerlines
Cumberland County, NJ

3rd stop; 12:30- 1:15. Cloudy with rain sprinkles.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • Spring Azure 6
  • Pearl Crescent 30
  • Duskywing sp. 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Spring Azure

Jack Miller

Estell Manor township
Atlantic County, NJ

First stop. 10:15- 11:45. 100% clouds, mid 70's. Hessel's was a fly-by.

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Fun sightings while whipping the garden into shape. E. Comma was interested in the Hops. Red Admiral laying eggs on Stinging Nettle.

[Can't remember when we last had a photo of red admiral laying eggs on stinging nettle, though it's a primary host for them. Good shot! jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral ovipositing

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

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

Question Mark and American Ladies laying eggs on their host plants

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Recently, Am. Ladies have been moving through yard and laying eggs on Pussytoes. FOY Juniper Hairstreak.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • American Lady 2

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Only a quick half hour tour here this afternoon.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 13
  • Anglewing sp. 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Tigers were male & female both on French Lilac. Brief visit from A.Lady also on the Lilac.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • American Lady 1

Jackie Parker

Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

Incidental butterfly sightings while doing a bird sound workshop.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Falcate Orangetip 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Spring Azure 10
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

Karen Thompson

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 5
  • Monarch 2

Henry's Elfin

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Late afternoon. Yard's FOY monarch.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Very windy, bright sun 12:52 pm. Milkweed in garden up 6-8 inches.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Tom Bailey

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

Incidental sightings while birding in the park today. Cabbage White numbers are an estimate.

[Tom's sootywing and wild indigoes are both FOY's for 2021. Nicely done. - jm]

  • Cabbage White 30
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Common Sootywing 1

Brian Johnson and Jack Miller

Beaver swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Brian and I each independently and unknowingly walked the whole powerline cut today and it is strange that we missed each other. The wind made things challenging. A Juvenal's was seen ovipositing on baptisia.

[Jack M modified this report to eliminate repeating data. -jm]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Frosted Elfin 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 15
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • American Lady 2
  • Duskywing sp. 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Cobweb Skipper 2

Cobweb Skipper

Jack McDonough

Garette Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Around 10:30am, full sun. It was really exciting to see my first NJ monarchs of the year! Especially to see so many arriving off the SW winds

  • Monarch 4

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Fun sighting while gardening

  • Pearl Crescent 1

Pearl Crescent

Keith Richmond & Jim Springer

Franklin Parker Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

3:15-4:30pm, sunny, less wind than earlier, 63°F

  • Azure, sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4

NABA-NJ Field Trip to NJ Pinelands

Woodland Twp.
Burlington County, NJ

Temperatures finaly made it to the low 60's
Photos from Mike Newlon.

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 2
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Hoary Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Azure, sp. 4
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Hessel's Hairstreak

Eastern Pine Elfin

Azure, sp.

NABA-NJ Field Trip to NJ Pinelands

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

17 Intrepid butterflies met outside Lucille's at 9:30am with the temperature at 51°F and winds 20+ mph. However, when we got to our first stop, the butterfly were aleady flying in protected places, no doubt assisted by the full sun we had all day. The sand roads west of Warren Grove have never been that great but and we were surprised by the number and depth of the road spanning craters. filled with water. People driving cars parked them along the side of the road and everyone piled into the vehicles with higher clearance and 4WD. This got us further down the road but then we ran into water hazards that we didn't want to chance getting stuck in so those vehicles were parked and we walked from there. All photos from MIke Newlon.

[Thank you for gathering the group, pushing over the challenging road, and giving us the report. Thanks also to Mike Newlon for the nice shots. jc]

  • Brown Elfin 3
  • Hoary Elfin 25
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Sleepy Duskywing 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5

American Lady

Hoary Elfin

Sleepy Duskywing

Juvenal's Duskywing

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield twp
Burlington County, NJ

While leading a botanical walk, we happened to see a few butterflies in the afternoon when the wind was not so strong.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Admiral was hanging around blueberry patch in our woods.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Juvenal's Duskywing

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

On French Lilac. A male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Quick stop from 3 to 3:45. @65 degrees, sunny, breezy.

  • Brown Elfin 4
  • Hoary Elfin 3
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Spring Azure 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Tom Bailey

Oswego River Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

1:15 to 2:30. Sunny, windy. Temps in mid-60s.

  • Eastern Pine Elfin 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Spring Azure 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 21

Tom Bailey

Greenwood Forest F&WMA
Ocean County, NJ

10:15 to 12:45. Temp 50 to 63 degrees. Sunny & windy.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Brown Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 9
  • American Lady 8
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 2
  • Sleepy Duskywing 1
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 9

Tom Bailey

Stafford Forge F&WMA
Ocean County, NJ

9:10 to 9:45. Temps in the upper 40s. Very windy.

  • American Lady 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Brief appearance on French lilac

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jack McDonough

Garette Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Mid-afternoon, 73 degrees, sunny and windy.

[A nice list for a day when "windy" is an understatement as winds howled in the 20's and 30's all day. -jm]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Question Mark 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Working in butterfly garden, between 1-3pm.
Extreme winds made it tough to find butterflies out today.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Jennifer Bulava

Rancocas Pointe Trail, Mt Laurel
Burlington County, NJ

Extreme winds made it tough to find butterflies out today. These were seen between 10:30-11:30am. My FOY red-banded hairstreak was seen through binoculars, perched on a black cherry leaf but too far away for a picture.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1

Karen Thompson

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1