May 2012 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

Kimble's Beach-Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Black Swallowtail: flying, looked rag; Question Mark: summer form; Red Admiral: in one hour, rapidly flying south to north; Juvenal's Duskywing: male

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1
  • Orange Sulphur 33
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 21
  • Red Admiral 175
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: one nectaring on Lowbush Blueberry; Azure, sp.: 2 possibly Edward's Azures; Question Mark: one flying at 6:42 pm; Painted Lady: moving S to N; Red Admiral: 87 migrating rapidly E to W, 2 migrating rapidly W to E, 1 migrating rapidly S to N and 29 hanging out; Juvenal's Duskywing: one flying at 6:34 pm; Sachem: a male

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Azure, sp. 4
  • Holly Azure 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 7
  • American Lady 14
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 119
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 4
  • Sachem 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Question Mark: female laying eggs on Hackberry; American Lady: Nectaring on French lilac

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: 6 moving E to W in same parking lot as above 50 Red Admirals; Red Admiral: 50 of these Red Admirals moving rapidly across one parking lot during 10 minutes of total time - E to W, 1 moving W to E in downtown area and 7 moving rapidly S to N heading out of CMCH past County Zoo and on to main Trailhead of LT

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 58

Pat Sutton

Goshen, Sutton's GDN
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: nectaring on Lilac; Painted Lady: nectaring on Lilac; Red Admiral: Goshen, flying through our backyard

  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 50

Chris Tonkinson

Rte. 47 N from CRE
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

Goshen - Swainton Road toward Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

one at 6:59 pm and the other at 7:01 pm

  • Red Admiral 2

Chris Tonkinson

CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

near 7 pm - still migrating

  • Red Admiral 2

Chris Tonkinson

Delsea Drive in Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

migrating S to N

  • Red Admiral 10

Chris Tonkinson

CRE - NJ Audubon at Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

in parking lot

  • Red Admiral 10

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - South
Cape May County, NJ

one flying S to N at 7:04 pm / Red Admirals flew all day today in many places according to various reports!!!

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Court House -Dennisville Road
Cape May County, NJ

2 moving E to W. 1 moving S to N

  • Red Admiral 3

Sandra Keller

Heislerville Impoundments
Cumberland County, NJ

At least - I was mainly birding though! I am posting to say they were here. I was there a couple hours and everytime I looked at butterflies, they were all over! They were flying across the impoundments, but also along the dikes. Heading north and west.

  • Red Admiral 200

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: first in yard since heavy rain on 4/22; Red Admiral: All but 2 flying rapidly south to north

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 58

Pat & Clay Sutton

Kimble's Beach-Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Zabulon Skipper: in forest along trail

  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 1

Jim Dowdell

Villas Yard
Cape May County, NJ

varied from 40 to 60 per minute from 1pm to 5pm

  • Red Admiral 1

Pat Sutton

Kimble's Beach-Songbird Trail
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: flying around in the forest; Red Admiral: flying out of the woods and across the fields heading north, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (after Cynthia's count above)

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Red Admiral 300

Jim Dowdell

Delaware Bayshore, nearby
Cape May County, NJ

varied from 180 to 200 per minute!!!!

  • Red Admiral 1

Chip Krilowicz

Wegmans parking lot Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Dark form

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Pat Sutton

driving between Goshen and Wildwood
Cape May County, NJ

flying north, so many that it was hard not to hit them, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Red Admiral 100

Jesse Connor

our yard, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

probably more, all flying south to N or NW

  • Red Admiral 10

Chris Tonkinson

Rte. 55 toward Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

migrating S to N

  • Red Admiral 2

Will Kerling

S Boyd Street - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

clouds rolling through rapidly from the NE and the temps in the forties / had a Red Admiral race by me at 6:28 am from NE to SW!!

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Drive - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

wings folded and clinging to a large brown Seedhead / was first seen at 10 am and I went back to visit again at 4:20 pm - got face on image at second visit

  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

N Boyd Street - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

flying around a back yard at 7:15 am

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tailed-Blue: in hiding / no flying butterflies today; except for, Red Admirals; Red Admiral: first one at 5:06 pm-shivered while getting a photo and it took off after an image was gotten / 5 flying on their own between 5:31 pm and 5:36 pm

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Red Admiral 6

Chris Tonkinson

CRE Garden - Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

flying in back around 3 pm

  • Red Admiral 3

Will Kerling

CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: counted while bicycling from WaWaon Rte. 9to thenorth- out of town; Red Admiral: 9:18 am E to W; Red Admiral: counted while bicycling from WaWaon Rte. 9to thenorth- out of town

  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 25
  • Red Admiral 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: briefly pursued by a Red Admiral as were many of the Am. Ladies; Question Mark: both summer form;1 quite worn and one fresh; American Lady: moving east to west, some stopping to nectar, between 1:45 and 5:15; Red Admiral: in one hour between 1:45 and 2:45, moving south to north starting shortly before sun emerged

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 67
  • Red Admiral 500

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: all ' Summer Forms' / in the park from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm; American Lady: American Ladies and Red Admirals nectaring on Beach Plum Blossoms; Red Admiral: coming off the ocean / latest Red Admiral 7:42 pm / latest QM 7:45 pm

  • Question Mark 7
  • American Lady 12
  • Red Admiral 33