November 2016 Sightings

Mike Hannisian

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

Seen while shooting Odes

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 28
  • Monarch 2

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

Will Kerling

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

Discovered a female and a male Cloudless Sulphur, an Orange Sulphur and a Cabbage White today in the back yard.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Cloudless Sulphur

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

Will Kerling

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

An Orange Sulphur got nectar from the flowers of Wood Sorrel and Common Cat's-ear.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Orange Sulphurs and Common Buckeyes continue to disperse throughout Cape May County. Four of five entries today have them on the count.

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

Chip Krilowicz

Haddonfield Yard
Camden County, NJ

  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Nectar sources drying up fast here. One of today's ETB's was a fresh male.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Sachem 1

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny temps in the low to mid 60's with winds 10-20 MPH. Butterflies were flying but stayed low and sunned themselves. Winds died down some midday. 2 Monarchs eclosed midday.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Question Mark 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 9
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 18

Monarch

Fiery Skipper

Eastern Comma

Will Kerling

Sturdy Savings Administrative Offices field along Rte. 9 - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The only butterflies were sulphurs and buckeyes.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 6

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

Finally, my first Painted Lady of the year!

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 10

Will Kerling

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

There were plenty of buckeyes and some Orange Sulphurs plus a male Fiery Skipper.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 17
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

David L. Amadio

National Park dredge spoil site
Gloucester County, NJ

Three of four Variegated Fritillaries were nectaring on one small frost aster. Buckeyes showing a wide variety of wear.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 21

Variegated Fritillary

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Drive
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White `

Will Kerling

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

In the marsh system, an Eastern Comma and a Question Mark flew by me heading south. Four Monarchs were swirling here and there in the garden and would occasionally land, briefly, in a small shrub or tree. The other butterflies were two Cabbage Whites - a rag male and a fresh female.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Monarch 4

Monarch

Chip Krilowicz

Blueberry Hill, Gibbsboro
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

David L. Amadio

Crozier Ave., National Park
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Beth Polvino

Triangle garden
Cape May County, NJ

Just after workers cleared most of the dead plants. Sunny, low winds about 60

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Ocola Skipper

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point - Bill Schule's garden
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 6

Variegated Fritillary

Beth Polvino

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

Not near as many butterflies as 11/3 but still good numbers. No Monarch's today. Many feeding on Wild Radish blossoms.

  • Cabbage White 11
  • Orange Sulphur c
  • Gray Hairstreak 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye c
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 5

Pearl Crescent

Gray Hairstreak

Red Admiral

Will Kerling

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

At 9:45 am, a male Sachem appeared in a ray of sun at 42 degrees! The buckeyes starting moving around in another 15 minutes.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Sachem 2

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Cape May Point State Park - CMP, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

This trip was late in the afternoon and the Common Buckeyes were still active. While looking for buckeyes, I walked by a male Eurasian Wigeon.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 16

Common Buckeye

Eurasian Wigeon

Will Kerling

Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Orange Sulphurs were not as obvious from CMCH to Cape May as they have been for a week or so.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White flew across a busy intersection.

  • Cabbage White 1

Beth Polvino

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

Highest count ever for Variegated Fritillaries in my yard. sunny with temp's about 60 winds about 10 MPH so everything again staying low except the Question Mark on the rotten fruit.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6
  • Monarch 8
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 15

Will Kerling

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

The first Painted Lady of the day was such a pleasant surprise.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 20
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 9

Painted Lady

Pat & Clay Sutton

Cape Island Creek Preserve (on Cape Island)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 12
  • Common Buckeye 7

Will Kerling

Millie's Garden in Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

The Fiery Skippers are in all the gardens.
Photo of female Fiery Skipper.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 6
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Will Kerling

West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Variegated Fritillary flew by the car.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Will Kerling

Pavilion Circle - Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found my second and third Painted Lady for the day and my fifth Ocola Skipper!!

  • Painted Lady 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Painted Lady