May 2012 Sightings

Will Kerling

Avalon Golf Links - south end
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: a 'Summer Form'; American Lady: one nectaring on Japanese Honeysuckle; Red Admiral: Today's Red Admiral flight had many more older ones than fresh ones in it!; Zabulon Skipper: both males / one nectaring on Japanese Honeysuckle

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 15
  • Zabulon Skipper 2

Sandra Keller

Rt. 295
Camden County, NJ

They were still streaming north as I drove home!

  • Red Admiral 20

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: 3 at once around the Hops, another later in the trees; American Lady: In contrast to Red Admiral, today the Am. Ladies seemed as numerous as yesterday which was about 20/hr.; Red Admiral: They started moving S to N about 11:30, but in much smaller numbers here on west side of the county than I had yesterday=500/hr.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 1+
  • Red Admiral 1+

Will Kerling

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

Question Mark: all butterflies moving E to W; American Lady: all butterflies moving E to W; Red Admiral: all butterflies moving E to W

  • Question Mark 3
  • American Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 47

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Nature Cove
Burlington County, NJ

Most were streaming NE over the Delaware River bank. Some were inland, but still heading northerly. This spectcular flight slowed around 4:45PM. I started counting around 4:10PM.I presume a lot of Admirals put down here!

  • Red Admiral 382

D. Bittle, J. Gutsmuth, C. Herz

Warren Grove
Ocean County, NJ

Hessel's Hairstreak: on blueberry; Red Admiral: some on road feeding on damp sand; some flying; Juvenal's Duskywing: Drove directly to Hessel's spot; on road feeding on damp sand

  • Hessel's Hairstreak 1
  • Azure, sp. 5
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 7

Jim Dowdell

Erma, NJand just East
Cape May County, NJ

moving at 200/minute around 2 pm

  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Cape May S.P.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 3

Chris Herz

Audubon backyard garden
Camden County, NJ

Anglewing sp.: smaller than Q. Mark; Red Admiral: 5-6 pm, observed flying through backyard

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 6
  • Red Admiral 36

Dave Amadio

Jake's Landing Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: see prev. comment; Red Admiral: In the overgrown field, the wild cherry blossoms were dripping with Admirals & Am. Ladies, Most certainly under counted!

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Pearl Crescent 9
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 70
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 118

Dave Amadio

The Rea farm, Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

Sulphur sp.: white form; Question Mark: From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Snout 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 7
  • Question Mark 8
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 15
  • American Lady 10
  • Red Admiral 21
  • Common Buckeye 1

Dave Amadio

South Cape May meadows
Cape May County, NJ

after 5:30 p.m.

  • Red Admiral 38

D. Bittle, J. Gutsmuth, C. Herz

Rte 70, Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

while driving west, observed 6-12 at each traffic light travelling northward, from 3-3:30 pm

  • Red Admiral 72

Jim Dowdell

Delaware Bayshore near Home in Villas
Cape May County, NJ

They were moving northward at 300 to 340 per minute between 3:15 pm and 4:15 pm( 500/minute at SHP by Tom Reed).

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

WaWa to Cape May County Museum on Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: The American Ladies were moving rapidly from E to W.; Red Admiral: The Red Admirals were rapidly moving from E to W.

  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 60

Dave Amadio

Rt47 south of Jake's
Cape May County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Dave Amadio

Rt47 south from Jake's Landing to Reed's beach Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

estimated, could not avoid hitting some. always travelling south to north

  • Red Admiral 200

Dave Amadio

Rt47 Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Dave Amadio

Belleplain S.F.
Cape May County, NJ

Spicebush Swallowtail: all fresh males; Swallowtail sp.: possibly a dark form tiger; Red-banded Hairstreak: mostly along the Pine Swamp powerline cut; Red Admiral: mostly obs. on the Pine Swamp powerline cut. Obs. at Belleplain from 8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monarch: dead along powerline cut

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 7
  • Swallowtail sp. 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 46
  • Azure, sp. 20
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Question Mark 4
  • American Lady 15
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 78
  • Monarch 1
  • Duskywing sp. 11
  • Juvenal's Duskywing 5
  • Horace's Duskywing 4

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 5

Dave Amadio

Platt's Nursery, Clarksboro
Gloucester County, NJ

I saved one that was stuck on a powerful greenhouse fan. I placed it on a yellow lantana standard and it appeared to be fine.

  • Red Admiral 2

Sandra Keller

Barrington - I was working.
Camden County, NJ

At 7:25AM. The sun was just starting to come out - then went back in again, and no more butterflies!

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Stone Harbor Point
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady: trucking down the beach southward through the fog!

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Will Kerling

Rea Farm
Cape May County, NJ

Variegated Fritillary: one of the others in the crowd with the migrating Question Marks, Am Ladies and Red Admirals; Painted Lady: one of the others in the crowd with the migrating Question Marks, Am Ladies and Red Admirals; Red Admiral: imagine how many where really hanging out at the farm this day!!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 5
  • American Lady 27
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 84

Will Kerling

Nummy's Island
Cape May County, NJ

  • Red Admiral 3

Will Kerling

Near entrance of Stone Harbor Golf Course on Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

actually rapidly migrating E to W / There is always exceptions in the crowd!

  • Red Admiral 1

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Question Mark: watched one go to roost late in the day!!

  • Question Mark 2
  • Red Admiral 10

Chris Herz

Collingswood, bank parking lot
Camden County, NJ

8:15 am, cool

  • Red Admiral 1

Dave Amadio

Backyard garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Red Admiral: flying whenever the skys would brighten

  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 7

Dave Amadio

Berkley Rd. near Rt295 exit 18
Gloucester County, NJ

crossing the road south to north

  • Red Admiral 1