November 2016 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

David L. Amadio

Mannington Area
Salem County, NJ

Stopped at a previously productive spot to see what was still alive. Again very little nectar, only small amounts of frost aster remain.

  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 7

Jean Gutsmuth

Newton Creek Park
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 5

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

The first ever November American Lady here in this garden. This is the 16th sp. recorded over the years in the month of Nov.

  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White flew across a busy intersection.

  • Cabbage White 1

Will Kerling

Triangle Garden - Cape May Point, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were Fiery Skippers, Sachems and Ocola Skippers in this garden.

  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 5
  • Sachem 9

Ocola Skipper

David L. Amadio

Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua
Gloucester County, NJ

A short stop to see if anything was still flying here. Very little nectar.

  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

Bill Schuhl's Garden in Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered the only Cloudless Sulphur for the day here.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 9
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4

Cloudless Sulphur

Orange Sulphur

American Lady

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Early afternoon walk from 1:30 to 3:15.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 23

Steven Glynn

Blew Valley Farms- Commercial growing fields
Cumberland County, NJ

Walked the Buddleia rows again with one of the owners who was interested in my survey today.

Good numbers, but so many are just rags now.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 9
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 23
  • Monarch 3
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 3
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 12

Common Buckeyes

Common Checkered-Skipper

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

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Middle Marsh access turnaround area
Cumberland County, NJ

Sunny, 61 degrees. Beautiful day with good activity and a nice surprise.

Hunters are in the area in numbers now, so access to roam is limited to road areas mostly.

[This is our first white-m since 10-17-16 (also in CUM) and one of our latest-ever reports for our log. Latest = 11-9-12. Nice find! jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 7
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 6
  • White M Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 1

White M Hairstreak

Little Yellow

Will Kerling

West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Variegated Fritillary flew by the car.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

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

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

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

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

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly using binos to watch the sachems plunging tongue deeply into Zinnias for what nectar remains. I see average 4 sachems flying and feeding daily since November 1. Sightings daily around noon, little wind, approx. 61 degrees.

  • Sachem 4

Sachem

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

All the nectar is gone on this property. Even though it was a pleasant sunny day, I was lucky to find a Sachem, buckeyes and a Cabbage White.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

My first-ever November Pearl Crescents, both in good shape.

  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 30
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 4

Beth Polvino

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

cool and windy, temps high 50's, Monarchs battling winds to fly and staying low. Variegated Fritillaries continue on the grassy areas.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 12

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A female on Lantana

  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

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

Three buckeyes, three Orange Sulphurs and a Clouded Sulphur were active, as soon as, the sun hit this area.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 3

Common Buckeye

Jack Connor

Our garden in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Both in and around blue Salvia, one of last flowering plants in our garden. Temperature = 51 degrees when seen; sunny sky.

  • Common Buckeye 2

Beth Polvino

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

Windy, cool, butterflies staying low and numbers down

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 4
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Fiery Skipper

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

2 Pearl Crescents and Painted Lady continue.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 24
  • Sachem 2

Will Kerling

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

The same Painted Lady, that was along the bike path on Saturday, is still at the same place.

  • Sulphur sp. 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Sachem 8

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Will Kerling

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

There were two buckeyes still hanging here along with a passing Sulphur species.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Chip Krilowicz

Medford WMA
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Common Buckeye 7

Orange Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

Rio Grande, NJ to Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

The Cabbage Whites and Sulphur species were actively flying about - Rio Grande (5 Orange Sulphurs, a Clouded Sulphur and 2 Cabbage Whites) and CMCH (a Cabbage White and 2 Orange Sulphurs).

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 8