Sighting for May 2, 2019

David L. Amadio

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Explored the area from 1:40 till 5:30. Mostly sunny and low to mid 80's. Very high water levels. Muck boots would be helpful. Found a nice first brood of Junipers. 30 nectared on a patch of Cypress Spurge. 1 on Autumn Olive, and 6 flying around their E.Red Cedar host. Very poor and highly cropped images of a Painted Lady. American Ladies went from mint fresh to well worn migrants.

[This is our log's first report of painted lady in 2019. May there be many more to come! jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Juniper Hairstreak 37
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 14
  • American Lady 12
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Painted Lady

Common Buckeyes

Frosted Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak