Sighting for May 13, 2020

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Preserve at North Burden Hill road
Salem County, NJ

I was doing invasive work on the preserve today. The Sleepy Orange was a pleasant surprise. I planted Senna seeds two years ago but have not found any growing in the meadow yet.

[A significant find! This sets a new earliest-ever record for our log and suggests sleepy orange is now over-wintering in SAL (as well as at its known colony, ~15 miles away, at Dix WMA in CUM). jc]

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 35
  • Pearl Crescent 21
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 3

Sleepy Orange