Sighting for May 14, 2023

Pat Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Still tackling our gardens, so these were incidental sightings. Watched a Tiger Swallowtail go into our Tulip Tree expecting to watch it lay eggs, but instead it nectared on multiple flowers. Found 2 Mourning Cloak caterpillars on potted up small Dwarf Hackberry trees that I've been finding and potting up while gardening. Monarch was a female frantically laying eggs on our Common Milkweed.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Mourning Cloak 0
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Mourning Cloak cat

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch ovipositing