Sighting for July 3, 2019

David L. Amadio

TNC's Eldora Nature Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Always a pleasure to visit this active garden. Echinacea, Helianthus, & Wild Bergamot the main sources of nectar. Obs. made between 11:20 & 12:20. Sunny and hot. I stopped here again on my way home at around 4: 30 and while it was still hot and very active no Rare Skippers to be found. They must retire early?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 4
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 9
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Aaron's Skipper 3
  • Rare Skipper 15
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 57

Horace's Duskywings

Rare Skipper

Rare Skipper