Sighting for July 4, 2021

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

I agree with Dolores Amesbury & Jack Miller. Pollinators really POPPED on July 4th! We had the most species in our yard so far this year (23 species), plus bumble bee, fly, and wasp numbers exploded (100s). Part of our butterfly high count was due to the bushel basket of overripe cantaloupes I got from my farm stand. Butterflies AND Box Turtles were drawn to them. Fun to see American Snouts nectaring. Female Monarch laying eggs, plus a full-size Monarch caterpillar went off to go into its chrysalis (swelling the Monarch population). YEA!

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 2
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8
  • Dun Skipper 1

Red-spotted Purple; little wood saytr

Tawny Emperor

sachem

Rare Skipper

snout