September 2009 Sightings

Brian Johnson, David and Will Kerling

Peek Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: rag; Leonard's Skipper: fresh; Sachem: a nice mix of females and males

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Least Skipper 100 plus!
  • Leonard's Skipper 1
  • Sachem dozens and dozens

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 to downtown Avalon
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sachem 3

Sandra Keller

My garden in Barrington.
Camden County, NJ

  • Peck's Skipper 1

Will Kerling

Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 3

Stephen Mason

Stockon A&S circle
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sachem 1

Mike Logan

Manumuskin Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Least Skipper 4
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 8

Sandra Keller

My garden in Barrington. My tiny garden.
Camden County, NJ

Nectaring on everything. Sedum, mountain mint, zinias, mexican sunflower, etc.

  • Sachem 26

Stephen Mason

Katie's yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: females

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

David Lord and Will Kerling

Swainton / Goshen Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Pat Sutton

Sutton's GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Red-spotted Purple: on dish of gooey fruit; Hackberry Emperor: on dish of gooey fruit

  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Hackberry Emperor 2

Will Kerling

Avalon turnoff to Avalon Golf Links via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

Sachem: 206 plus on a row of sedums / fairly easy to count because most very still nectaring / cooperating with each other

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 209

Mike Logan

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

David Lord and Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

  • Sachem 2

David Lord and Will Kerling

Manumuskin Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

Leonard's Skipper: fresh

  • Gray Hairstreak 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Least Skipper 6
  • Leonard's Skipper 2
  • Sachem 20
  • Dun Skipper 1

David Lord and Will Kerling

Rte. 47 to Mannumuskin
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

Will Kerling

Sea Isle City - Roberts Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: a male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 8

Will Kerling

Rte. 9 to downtown Avalon
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

CMCH to Avalon turnoff via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

Gray Hairstreak: nectaring on sedum; Lady sp.: educated guess - Painted Lady / quick fly by; Common Buckeye: nectaring on sedum; Sachem: sitting on a long row of sedums while the clouds covered the sun; Zabulon Skipper: males

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2
  • Sachem 200 to 250

Stephen Mason

Katie's yard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: laying eggs on multiple leaves of Sassafras; Sachem: mostly males, at one point 4 chased off a RT Hummingbird

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10

Will Kerling

Avalon, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links Hole # 17
Cape May County, NJ

'Summer' Spring Azure: by the front door; Zabulon Skipper: a male

  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 8

Will Kerling

Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Sachem 6

Will Kerling

downtown CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Jamie Cromartie

Villas Wildlife Management Area, aka Ponderlodge
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Will Kerling

TNC - Lizard Tail
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: one landed on my stomach; American Lady: fresh; Common Wood-Nymph: rag; Fiery Skipper: a fresh male; Crossline Skipper: females

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Viceroy 7
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 2
  • Swarthy Skipper 3
  • Least Skipper 8
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Crossline Skipper 2
  • Sachem 233 plus
  • Dun Skipper 2

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on silver lace vine; Red-spotted Purple: both on banana & watermelon; Hackberry Emperor: on banana & watermelon; Silver-spotted Skipper: worn; Zabulon Skipper: worn male

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 2
  • Hackberry Emperor 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Will Kerling

Sea Isle City - Roberts Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: both males

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 2

Stephen Mason

yard, Voorhees
Camden County, NJ

  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

Leaming's Run
Cape May County, NJ

Red-banded Hairstreak: nectaring on Eupatorium species; Little Glassywing: nectaring on Butterfly Bush

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 3
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 12
  • Zabulon Skipper 18
  • Least Skipper 9
  • Crossline Skipper 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Sachem a few hundred