Sighting for October 9, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

Wonderful day for monarchs in the yard. Many of those monarchs along the dunes came across the street & stopped by the yard for some extra nectar. I'd estimate at 75 monarch 's came through in about 3 hrs when I stopped trying to count and just enjoyed the migration. 3 Monarchs eclosed in the yard today. One Spicebush Swallowtail going into pupa with at least 4 cats left and actively feeding. Cloudless Sulphurs still laying eggs on Cassia.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Monarch 75
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 24