Sighting for July 3, 2019

David L. Amadio

Goshen Gardens,RT47 Just South of CMBO
Cape May County, NJ

Finally stopped here after passing it by many times on previous trips. They were closed but the owner graciously gave me a tour of the gardens, nursery, & large property. Great selection of Perennials, Trees, & shrubs. Also just alive with Butterflies!!. Did not count or take pictures, but did take note that there were at least 7 Variegated Fritillaries. I am just reporting one for most species observed with a couple of exceptions.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak c
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady c
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper a