Sighting for October 6, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

A great Monarch day here. There were Monarchs flying down the bay moving South. As they got by my place many came over to nectar on the plantings in the yard. At one point there were about 20 of them floating on the breezes in the front yard. I do not know if they stayed here overnight as they have in the past. Also, there were 8 Cloudless Sulphurs here floating in the back yard where the Senna is planted. along with some dog fighting seen. All looked fresh so perhaps they eclosed here.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 8
  • American Lady 5
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Monarch 20
  • Long-tailed Skipper 2
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 21

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