Sighting for September 30, 2021

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail small cats (6) and eggs (2). 2 Monarch chrysalises I'm monitoring. 1 getting dark today. 5th day with Ocola Skippers in the yard. Through summer the sun goes right over our backyard and hits the perennial garden. By now, late Sept., the sun is so low on the horizon that our perennial garden only gets spotty sun; butterfly activity is definitely affected and diminished once this happens.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2

Ocola Skipper

Monarch chrysalis

Black Swallowtail cats