Sighting for October 15, 2020

Beth Polvino

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

I've had Long-tailed Skippers the past 2 days though missed putting it on the list yesterday. Surprised to see the Long-tailed Skipper nectaring on old or dead looking blossoms instead of any of the other nectar in the gardens. There were over 2 dozen Monarchs seen between the front and back yard. Monarchs were tagged in the yard today.

  • Black Swallowtail 4
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 8
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 13
  • Monarch 27
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Brazilian Skipper 2
  • Ocola Skipper 5
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 13

Long-tailed Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur