Sighting for October 6, 2017

Beth Polvino

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

Common Checkered-Skipper (last seen here in 2015) is my 39th species for my butterfly garden in 2017. That gives me my highest garden total yet in a single year.

Ocola Skippers continue. Numbers of butterflies decreasing. Monarch tagging being done in the yard. More Painted Ladies than American Ladies with good numbers still.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Lady sp. 25
  • American Lady 11
  • Painted Lady 18
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 29
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 11
  • Sachem c

Ocola Skipper

Common Checkered-Skipper