November 2016 Sightings

Chip Krilowicz

Greenwich Lake Park, Gibbstown
Gloucester County, NJ

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

Chip Krilowicz

Dog Park, Oldmans Twp
Gloucester County, NJ

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

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

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

Steven Glynn

Triangle Garden at Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Early visit (10:30 to 11:15) before the temps got considerably warmer.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 7
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 7

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

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

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

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

Will Kerling

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

Discovered two Cloudless Sulphurs and two Ocola Skippers.

  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 48
  • Monarch 3
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Sachem 18

Cloudless Sulphur

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

My first ever November Ocola, either in the yard, or out.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Steven Glynn

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

Early afternoon (1:00 pm to 2:15 pm) survey of the area. Warm, 67 degrees and strong activity, though considerably down from a few days earlier.

Little Yellows a new late date. Common Buckeyes dial counted. No Monarchs in my lengthy search.

[Steve's find is our SJBF Project's first-ever November little yellow. Nice! jc]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Cloudless Sulphur 9
  • Little Yellow 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 5
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • Common Buckeye 29
  • Sachem 2

Little Yellow

Red-banded Hairstreak

Cloudless Sulphur

Cynthia Allen

Rio Grande area
Cape May County, NJ

There were Orange Sulphurs everywhere today.

  • Orange Sulphur 3

Chris Herz

Tall Pines Preserve
Gloucester County, NJ

late in the day walk…losing sunlight. Asters main nectar and a patch of goldenrod but that had only bees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

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

Steven Glynn

Private property- Blew Valley growing field near Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Had a final opportunity to walk the commercial growing beds of budlia.

Still a lot of activity and multiple Silver-spotted Skippers continue into November.

[These are the first-ever November silver-spotted skippers for our South Jersey Butterfly Project. jc]

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye Common
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 14

Silver-spotted Skipper

Jean Gutsmuth

Newton Creek Park
Camden County, NJ

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

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