November 2016 Sightings

Beth Polvino

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

1/2 hour observation about 10:30 AM before going out for the day. Question Mark on rotten fruit in front and Red Admiral on rotten fruit in the back.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 7
  • Sachem 6

Chip Krilowicz

Greenwich Lake Park, Gibbstown
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 5

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Chip Krilowicz

Gloucester County Dream Park, Oldmans Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 9
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Mike Hannisian

Cape May Point SP
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 2

Will Kerling

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

It had clouded over and I still saw a flying Orange Sulphur and a Variegated Fritillary.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Variegated Fritillary

Chip Krilowicz

Dog Park, Oldmans Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Chip Krilowicz

Floodgates, Greenwich Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Pearl Crescent

Cynthia Allen

Railroad Tracks along Magnolia Dr., CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphurs were nectaring on C. Cat's Ear in the cemetery.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Found 5 butterfly species in the morning including a fresh, female Eastern Tailed-Blue.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA, Middle Marsh Lane access areas
Cumberland County, NJ

Overcast, 54 degrees. Curious to see what was still flying today, given how strong the flights have been in this area. Planning a more thorough survey tomorrow as the weather expected to be warmer and sunnier. Surprised to see no sulphurs of any type flying.

  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 14

Red-banded Hairstreak

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

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

Variegated Fritillaries are recently showing in so many places in CM County. It is such a distinct fritillary on both sides of its wings!!

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

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

One of the two Variegated Fritillaries was bright and fresh.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 18
  • Sachem 3

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny & warm 72 degrees, light winds Monarchs came flying in this AM with 18 by noon and ending with 7 still here. 2 Monarch cats and 11 chrysalis remaining though 3 of those look failed. 2 Black Swallowtail cats on curly parsley. Rotten fruit great for multiple Red Admirals, multiple Question Marks and an Easter Comma. Best day ever for Orange Sulphurs in the yard.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 16
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 18
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 19

Ocola Skipper

Question Mark

Orange Sulphurs

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road fields near Millville
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • American Copper 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1

American Copper

Common Checkered-Skipper

Will Kerling

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

The back yard had lots of butterfly activity this day including a visit by a Cloudless Sulphur.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 2

Cloudless Sulphur

Cynthia Allen

Cape May Point area
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 8

Will Kerling and Chris Tonkinson

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There was a Cloudless Sulphur and a Common Checkered-Skipper passing through the property this day. There are two Cabbage White Chrysalides on the white fence now.

  • Cabbage White 0
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Cabbage White chrysalid

Cynthia Allen

Triangle Garden, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

A four Ocola day is not bad in November!

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 7
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Will Kerling

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

This place will soon to be devoid of butterflies since the only nectar is Frost Aster and it will soon be done blooming for the year.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 2

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

Really good day in the garden w/ Long-tailed Skipper a first for me! Found a late Black Swallowtail cat on my parsley.

[Harvey's long-tailed is a late one; our SJBF Project's latest-ever was found on 11-3-2008, during our log's first year. jc]

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 11
  • Long-tailed Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Long-tailed Skipper

Red Admiral and Monarch

Ocola Skipper

Chip Krilowicz

Hewton Lake Park Collingswood
Camden County, NJ

65 and sunny

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 12
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Variegated Fritillaries

Clay Sutton

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch was migrating south.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

Found a basking Pearl Crescent here for my first butterfly of the day. Then out came the buckeyes which are, presently, everywhere in CM County.

  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Sachem 1

Pearl Crescent

Will Kerling

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

There was a rag and a fresh Eastern Tailed-Blue at this site. Saw a total of 35 individual Orange Sulphurs today in the various sites within CM County. On the bike trail and the Butterfly Weed patch, a male Orange Sulphur at each place, relentlessly, pursued a female.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Common Buckeye 3

Orange Sulphurs

Eastern Tailed-Blue

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

A brief 10 min. check for butterflies today.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

Downtown CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphurs were very common in town today!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Sachem 1

Orange Sulphur

Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1

Cynthia Allen

Pavilion Circle, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

It was reported that over 100 Monarchs were tagged at CM Point this morning.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 8
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3