October 2016 Sightings

Steven Glynn

Private gardens of Shoshana Osofsky and Lorretta Pierce in Gouldtown
Cumberland County, NJ

End of season showing in these beautiful native gardens.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Found a Common Buckeye before 9 am and a female Pearl Crescent after 5 pm.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

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

There was interesting butterfly variety here per usual.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13

Jean Gutsmuth

Newton Creek Park
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A lone Cabbage White appeared in the back yard for awhile. That was it today for this location.

  • Cabbage White 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Monarch 3

Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There was a Cloudless Sulphur zipping around in the downtown area.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

At 5pm had 4 fresh monarchs, (not ones I raised) 10 mins. later only one still here

  • Monarch 4

David L. Amadio

Red Bank Battlefield, National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

White snakeroot attracting nice numbers of butterflies this afternoon. The "resident" Viceroy was M.I.A. today. Fiery skippers were 3 males & 1 female.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Sulphur sp. 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 7
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were , at least, ten active butterfly species on the bike trail this day. They ranged from rags to mint fresh. A skittish, fresh out of the chrysalis, Gray Hairstreak eluded my camera.

  • Cabbage White 28
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 19
  • Common Buckeye 80
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

Cloudless Sulphur

Ocola Skipper

Will Kerling

Frost Aster field along Court House-Dennisville Road - South Dennis, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Common Buckeye cat in the 'J' position on a Frost Aster stem in the morning and returned in the late afternoon to find it transformed into a Chrysalis.

[Very cool to have this sequence documented in these photographs! jc]

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 14

Fiery Skipper

Common Buckeye chrysalis

Common Buckeye caterpillar

Will Kerling

Butterfly Weed patch in Belleplain, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Counted lots of Common Buckeyes once again at this location. The other active butterflies were Eastern Tailed-Blues, Sachems and Pearl Crescents.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 22
  • Sachem 2

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Only 5 species, but that included a brief visit from a Long-tailed Skipper, 4 Ocola, and a late Silver-spotted Skipper.

  • Monarch 2
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 4
  • Sachem 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch tagging in my yard by CM Monarch Project volunteers the past 2 weeks. Roger Horn tagged 25 today when he ran out of tags before running out of Monarchs. This afternoon I counted 20 monarch chrysalises including one on the bottom rim of a trash can by my back steps. Most are on the siding or on the steps overhang. Still a few Mon cats eating Swamp Milkweed that is about dead. One newly enclosed monarch today.

  • Black Swallowtail 6
  • Cabbage White 7
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 4
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 32
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem c

Monarch caterpillar

Monarch tagged

Monarch chrysalises

Monarch

Pat Sutton

Turkey Point
Cumberland County, NJ

1" Common Buckeye caterpillar was on its walk about, crossing the road. Toasty hot, Indian Summer like day for our Raptor Research Foundation field trip to Cumberland Co. hotspots. Nice breeze from the south kept biting insects at bay.

  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 3

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Least Skipper here this day.

  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Least Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Sachem

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Supawna Meadows WMA
Salem County, NJ

late afternoon 82 degrees

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Alloway Municipal Garden
Salem County, NJ

late afternoon 82 degrees; fiery skipper a female, a couple Buckeyes the rosa form.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 13

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Mannington Marsh WMA
Salem County, NJ

first stop 63 degrees

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Monarch Waystation #14243
Cape May County, NJ

Two days before Matthew looked like it might take a shot at NJ I brought in 17 Monarch Cats and housed them in a nylon mesh insect cage. They had fresh milkweed 2x a day and did very well. Today I released the last one. A male. There are still numerous cats and chrysalises in the garden with plenty of nectar for all.
A fun Monarch season here in the yard…and there's still more to come!

  • Monarch 17

Monarch chrysalis

Monarch

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

around 80 degrees, 2-4pm
Monarchs feeding on bonesets

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Sulphur sp. 10
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 7

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Mannington Mills, Salem
Salem County, NJ

Sunny and 79 degrees

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 10
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Denise Bittle, Jean Gutsmuth, & Chris Herz

Mannington Marsh area
Salem County, NJ

late morning to mid-day, 78 degrees

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Bronze Copper 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Beth Polvino

North Cape May ~ my yard NABA # 1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

Definite decrease in Monarchs with most of the tagged Monarch's gone - only 2 remain.

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 11
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem c

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Chip Krilowicz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

Mostly cloudy day.

  • Cabbage White 15
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 10
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Monarch

Red Admiral

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Frost Asters were drawing in the Sachems.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 12

Will Kerling

Wetlands Institute - Stone Harbor, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Sachems were the only skippers and there were 2 males and 3 females.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 5

Sachem, female

Sachem, male

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Found a Cabbage White cat on the backside of a leaf - Mustard species.

  • Cabbage White 0
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Common Buckeye

Cabbage White caterpillar

Will Kerling

Woodbine, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Monarchs, Common Buckeyes and a Cloudless Sulphur - Rte. 47 (a buckeye and a Monarch) and CMCH (3 buckeyes, a Monarch and a Cloudless Sulphur).

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2