Recent sightings

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Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 29

Viceroy

Common Checkered-Skipper

Painted Lady

Karen Thompson

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 14

Karen Thompson

Rea Farm, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 9

Kathy Horn

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, mid-60s, breezy. Lots of nectar here now; butterfly numbers low except for monarchs.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 25
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 17

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Orange Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Viceroy

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Dead looking plants responding (after the severe drought) to recent rains are sending out new growth, including some new wee little Common Milkweed plants. Watched a fresh female Monarch laying eggs on some of that fresh growth today. 2nd Monarch in the yard was a mint fresh male (probably emerged from a chrysalis somewhere in the yard/garden).

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in the morning while birding

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 27

Variegated Fritillary

Pearl Crescent

Karen Thompson

Dennis WMA, Conswell Road, Middle Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 52
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Aaron's Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Jack McDonough

Cape May Point - dune crossings of Lincoln
Cape May County, NJ

Partly sunny with NW winds, our first big movement of monarchs finally hit and several other species of migratory butterflies with them. I did a quick 5-min count when the biggest push came through and 406 monarchs passed during that time. Our road census for the MMP produced a tally of 93 monarchs per hour passing through Cape May. Many of those were missed from the road, predominately they moved through dunes, northbound up the bay, out of sight from the road. With them, nice numbers of ladies, fritillaries, and dozens of a buckeyes at a time stopped to nectar on groundsel blooming in the dunes.

[Thank you for the detailed report of this movement and the very cool action shots. jc]

  • Variegated Fritillary 18
  • Lady sp. 4
  • American Lady 67
  • Painted Lady 35
  • Common Buckeye 203
  • Monarch 1,000

Monarchs in flight

Common Buckeye

Monarchs

in flight

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Fresh female Monarch in garden, plus 2 large and 2 medium Monarch caterpillars on Common Milkweed.

  • Monarch 1

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Edwin B Forsythe NWR, Oceanville
Atlantic County, NJ

Mostly incidental sightings while conducting bus tour.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 25
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Question Mark

Lucy Hooper

Pollinator garden in Mickleton Park on Democrat Rd in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

There are still 3 Monarch chrysalises attached to the kiosk and one looks like it is will be emerging soon (pictured). Found 4 Monarch cats on the swamp milkweed.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 6

Monarch chrysalis

David L. Amadio

National Park Dredge spoil site
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. from 3:35 to 4:30, sunny 70 and winds W10-12. Unusual to come here this time of year and not find a Buckeye or two. Nectar mainly Camphor Weed & Lespedeza sp.

  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny 68, Winds W9, Obs. from 2:35 to 3:30. Minimal White Snakeroot in bloom, some very dry and some over- whelmed by stinging nettles.

  • Cabbage White 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

I believe this was only the 3rd RBH in the yard this year.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

Karen Thompson

Rea Farm, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1

Common Buckeye

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

The two ladies were chasing each other but never landed for a good look to make a positive ID.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Lady sp. 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 37

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Silver-spotted Skipper

Viceroy

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

3 large Monarch caterpillars on Common Milkweed.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 0
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny and very breezy today. First Gray Hairstreak I've seen at Lumberton Leas this year.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 37

Monarch

Gray Hairstreak

Red-spotted Purple

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while birding in the park.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Wijbren Huisman

Our and my neighbors backyard, Pitman
Gloucester County, NJ

Incidental sighting between 8.00-11.00 am.
An ETB was very cooperative. I was able to shoot multiple shots with my macro lens early in the morning. These pictures are stacking images.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Lucy Hooper

My backyard in Mickleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Butterflies have been very scarce recently.The Orange sulphur is on New England aster. The Spicebush swallowtail cat is on a Sassafras sapling and is the later instar of the one posted about 9 days ago. (Found using a UV flashlight and taken at night with a flash.) Black swallowtail cats were found on Golden Alexander (pictured) and fennel.

[Lucy's delightful nighttime shot of her spicebush cat is a good reminder that caterpillars can be as beautiful as adults. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 2

Black Swallowtail

Orange Sulphur

Spicebush Swallowtail

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

1:30-4 pm. American Snout on Late-flowering Thoroughwort, then late in afternoon respotted it up in Hackberry Tree (looking to lay eggs?). Fruit dish finally brought in a Red-spotted Purple. I think our garden is producing the Monarchs we're seeing daily. Today's was a fresh female. 5 large and 1 medium-sized Monarch caterpillars on Common Milkweed (& Swamp Milkweed). Long-tailed Skipper was a treat.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Long-tailed Skipper

Monarch caterpillars

Monarch

American Snout

Vicky McErlean

Stafford Township backyard
Ocean County, NJ

4:30 pm.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Sachem 1

Therese Hurter

my yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny and warm. Sightings throughout the day in the gardens.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 7

Orange Sulphur

Lucy Hooper

Pollinator garden in Mickleton Park on Democrat Rd in MIckleton
Gloucester County, NJ

Sightings from 12-12:30. 4 Monarchs emerged from chrysalises this morning. I stopped by at 9:00 and the chrysalises were black and when I came back at noon they had already emerged and all 4 butterflies were still in the garden (3 are pictured-the 2 on Whorled milkweed are still pumping their wings).There are still 4 chrysalises on the kiosk-2 are pictured (there were 12 originally, some emerged in the past few days and some are not viable).
The variegated fritillary has reliably been in this garden since late June.
There was an American lady cat on the sweet everlasting a few days ago but forgot to check to see if if was still there.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Monarchs

Monarch chrysalids

Monarch

Jack McDonough

CMPSP - path along dunes and parking lot
Cape May County, NJ

Took a quick stroll at 1:30 pm to admire some stinging rose caterpillars on the bayberries. 75, SE at 9 mph. Checkered Skipper was a female hanging around the grass by the bathrooms.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Sachem 2

Kathy Horn

Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Day 1, NJ Butterfly Club Field Trip, sunny, 75-80, breezy. Black Witch Moth was a highlight at the blind at the CMBO Northwood Center, as were the recently emerged Stinging Rose Moth caterpillars on bayberry.

[Welcome to the team from the far north and thanks to them and our local team members, who are joining them, for the great list! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 9
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Viceroy 5
  • Monarch 25
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 5
  • Ocola Skipper 7
  • Fiery Skipper 12
  • Sachem 25

Variegated Fritillary

Black Witch

Long-tailed Skipper

Stinging Rose Moth caterpillar

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Happy to finally hop on the Ocola bandwagon!

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

Ocola Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Wijbren Huisman

Fish and Wildlife Management Area, Eldridgehill
Salem County, NJ

Obs. 1.55-3.05, sunny with temps around 80 degrees. Lot of Sulphurs in the fields. I didn’t see the Cloudless S, so no Grand Slam. Monarchs were nectaring on Canada Goldenrods.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Clouded Sulphur 10
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 28
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 17
  • Pearl Crescent 22
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Orange Sulphur

sulfur sp.

Sleepy Orange

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 38

Pearl Crescent

American Lady

Peck's Skipper

Wijbren Huisman

Chesnut Branch Park, Mantua Township
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. 2:00-2:40. Warm and humid. On my way home from the Scenic trail, I decided to have a brief stop on the 9/11 memorial trail and check out the Harvesters. There was one Harvester and she made my day. Also nice to read on the signs at the butterfly garden that they are making improvements to this area.

[Nice to see harvesters still active at this spot. We are closing in on our latest-ever date for the species – Sept 22 (2018). jc]

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Harvester 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 1

Harvester

Wijbren Huisman

Scenic Trail Riverwinds
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. 12:30-1:30. Warm and humid. Temps in the mid 80’s. Catch was very poor.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Breezy day with lots of Variegated Fritillaries and Common Buckeyes in our meadow.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 8
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 51

American Lady

Variegated Fritillary

Sachem

Jack McDonough

St. Agnes, by Garden Circle, CMP
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, around 1pm - a very gray looking buckeye, only second long-tail I’ve seen this fall.

  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 5
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 10
  • Sachem 25

Long-tailed Skipper

Common Buckeye

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Highlight was an Ocola Skipper

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Ocola Skipper

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting in mid-afternoon.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Sachem 63

Red-spotted Purple

Viceroy

Wijbren Huisman

SJ Tech Park, Glassboro
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. 12.30-1.40. Sunny and breezy. Temp. 78 degrees. Low activity.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Sachem

Tom Bailey

Greenwood Forest WMA
Ocean County, NJ

9:30 am to 1:15 pm. Sunny, breezy, 82 degrees.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 28
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 3
  • Tawny-edged Skipper 5
  • Crossline Skipper 1
  • Sachem 5

Karen Thompson

Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Viceroy

Common Buckeye

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Thank goodness for Ruby-throated Hummingbird action. Butterflies are still scarce, despite nectar. Have never seen blooming Sedum so quiet. Did find an empty Cloudless Sulphur chrysalis near some Partridge Pea. Two large Monarch caterpillars on Common Milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 6

White M Hairstreak

Karen Thompson

Home, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Painted Lady for me. Monarchs are still laying eggs on tropical milkweed, with 5 Monarch cats visible.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 2

Jack McDonough

East Point Lighthouse
Cumberland County, NJ

There representing the MMP for East Point’s monarch festival. Observations were casual from 11am-4pm. White M was northbound through the dunes earlier in the day. The monarchs did not stop to nectar, but were also busy heading north (fairly high at about 20-30ft). Gray hairstreak was nectaring on goldenrod and Junipers were hanging around the cedars there. Sunny, light NE winds.

  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 8

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 12:30 to 2, 79-82 degrees and mostly sunny. Plenty of nectar but not nearly the quantity of butterflies normal for this time of year at this location.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • American Copper 1
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 1

Common Wood-Nymph

Jackie Parker

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jackie Parker

712 Foster Ave
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Therese Hurter

EHT Nature Reserve
Atlantic County, NJ

Sunny and warm, 1:20 in the afternoon. Incidental sighting while running. Butterflies were within 20 feet of each other, alighting on grasses and weeds near reservoir.

  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 4

Wijbren Huisman

Tall Pines State Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. 11.00-12.00, Sunny and temps in the high 70’s. Variegated Fritillary’s were at pollinator garden.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Least Skipper 7
  • Peck's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 8

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Sparse nectar due to drought. And what nectar is available (abundant blooming Sedum) does not seem to be drawing in many pollinators.

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Black Swallowtail cat on rue

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Pat & Clay Sutton

Lily Lake in Cape May Point (NEW native gardens at S end)
Cape May County, NJ

On bed of Butterfly Weed (on E side of south end of Lily Lake) found 18 large Monarch caterpillars. Plus a steady movement of Monarchs low, medium height, and high drifting over.

  • Monarch 20

Jack McDonough

Harvard Ave, CMP
Cape May County, NJ

Full sun and lots of butterflies. The most Ocola and Monarchs I’ve seen so far, observations around 10-11am. Did see a brief Clouded Skipper again, but wasn’t going to add it to my list without a photo. I suspect there’s still the same few wandering around. Stopped by the Triangle Garden after mid-morning and Jesse Amesbury soon found a C. Checkered Skipper. Believe he’s going to report a full list from there. Looking forward to seeing what the next new butterfly of the fall season will be.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • American Lady 11
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 75
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 30
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 32

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jack Miller

Private property near the Point
Cape May County, NJ

Private property with permission.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 25
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 6
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 25

Red Admiral

Jack Miller

CMPSP and local gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Most of this report is an echo of Jack McDonough's 9/15 report, but is being made to benefit the participants of the upcoming NABA field trip to the Cape. Jack was with me for part of this outing. Monarch number is way low as they were passing through all areas all day.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 75
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 20
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 25

Painted Lady

Jesse Amesbury

Triangle Garden--Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Joined by Jack McDonough for majority of observation period. On the hunt for Clouded Skippers. No luck, but Common Checkered-Skipper was a nice surprise.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jackie Parker

South Cape May Meadows (Nature Conservancy)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Viceroy 6
  • Monarch 4

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Sparce nectar due to drought.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Jack McDonough

Lighthouse Ave
Cape May County, NJ

Winds switched from N to NW mid-day. Sunny in low 70s. Observations made throughout the day. Seen at Triangle Garden, gardens we tag in along Lighthouse for the MMP, and Harvard Ave. Clouded female? Michael O’Brien said he saw a Clouded in his yard yesterday and I ran in to Harvey and he said he had one in the Triangle Garden (so I put down two for MOB and myself). Mine was on a private residence. First movements I’ve seen of snouts at the Point and the Sleepy Orange are a delight. Lots of American Ladies around today.

[Thank you for the detailed report from the Point, congratulations of the excellent find and photo of clouded skipper, and keep up the good tagging work! jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Sleepy Orange 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 5
  • American Snout 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 23
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Monarch 27
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Clouded Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 8
  • Sachem 57

American Lady

Clouded Skipper

American Snout

Sleepy Orange

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 37

American Lady

Common Buckeye

Monarch

Common Checkered-Skipper

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

[Only the 4th report for Tawny Emperor this year, all from Cape May County - TB]

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Horace's Duskywing 1