Sighting for July 2, 2017

Harvey Tomlinson

Blue Heron Golf Course (abandoned)
Atlantic County, NJ

This old course is a wonderful Grassland but is Private. With permission, access is possible.
The number of Eastern-tailed Blues and Pearl Crescents were off the charts.
Super Abundant. The three of us estimated anywhere from 350-500 just from the cart paths. We did not venture into the grasses. No need. We did not see a single Skipper and only had 3 Hairstreaks. Wood- Nymphs were also abundant with numerous bugs out in the fields. A very large Frit flew across the grasslands but pics were impossible.

  • Pipevine Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 15
  • Sulphur sp. 11
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • American Copper 1
  • Coral Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue S
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent S
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Little Wood-Satyr 15
  • Common Wood-Nymph c
  • Horace's Duskywing 15
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 1
  • Northern Broken-Dash 1

Common Wood-Nymph

American Copper

Northern Broken-Dash