November 2016 Sightings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clay Sutton

Jakes Landing
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch was migrating south.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

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

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

An Orange Sulphur and a Common Buckeye drifted by me in the downtown business section. On this hot day, I am sure there were more of these two butterfly species floating through CMCH.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

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

There were two Eastern Tailed-Blues in this vacant lot.

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

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Will Kerling

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

Found 11 distinct butterfly species this day on the bike path. Counted 105 buckeyes and 31 Orange Sulphurs and saw a Gray Hairstreak at close range.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 3
  • Orange Sulphur 31
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 105
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 18

Variegated Fritillary

Fiery Skipper

Will Kerling

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

Lots of Orange Sulphurs and Common Buckeyes catching the first sun here.

  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Sachem 2

Orange Sulphur

Beth Polvino

Lower Twp - Garrett Family Preserve @Cape Island Creek
Cape May County, NJ

Great walk in newly opened preserve. Good parking and a number of walking trails. The green trail had a field of yellow flowers with Monarchs, tons of Sulphurs and more. Mostly sunny, temps 76 with light winds.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sulphur sp. 8
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye a
  • Monarch 21
  • Sachem 3

Orange Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Sachem

Cynthia Allen

Dennis Township
Cape May County, NJ

Cloudless Sulphurs were on the move today.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 3

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

One of the Orange Sulphurs was a white female

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Monarch was a nice surprise, spending all afternoon nectaring on tropical milkweed. E-T Blue was very worn.

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 25
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Beth Polvino

Villas, NJ - Cox Hall Creek WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Between 2 & 3PM, temps dropping into the 60's with less sun and more wind

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 9

Gray Hairstreak

Red-banded Hairstreak

Beth Polvino

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

1/2 hr at 11AM sunny, 76 degrees with light winds.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Question Mark 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem c

Will Kerling and Chris Tonkinson

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

Once again, butterflies are dispersing through this property from the NW to the SE. A new Cabbage White cat is checking out the white fence.

  • Cabbage White 0
  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Common Buckeye 12

Mike Hannisian

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

Seen while shooting Odes

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 2

Jennifer Bulava

Laurel Run Park, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

Overcast and mid-70's

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 16

Cynthia Allen

Cape May Court House area
Cape May County, NJ

Monarchs in yard. Buckeye and Orange Sulphur at zoo garden.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Cynthia Allen

Joe Testa's Garden, Clermont
Cape May County, NJ

Unfortunately, this lovely garden has been cut down for the winter. However, some Butterfly Bushes produced a few species and the Cloudless Sulphurs where flying through.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Steven Glynn

Private garden along Frog Ocean Road near Canton
Salem County, NJ

Gained permission to walk private garden and nearby field.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 14

Gray Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper

Steven Glynn

Bronze Copper area #2 near Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Overgrown area down to marginal habitat and end of brood flights.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 5
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Clouded Sulphur

Common Checkered-Skipper

Will Kerling

Field in front of Administrative Offices of Sturdy Saving Bank - 506 S. Main Street, CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

All the butterflies were buckeyes and sulphurs and they were in good numbers.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Common Buckeye 14

Common Buckeye

Steven Glynn

Silver Lake Road field near Canton
Salem County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Common Buckeye 6

Pearl Crescent