November 2016 Sightings

Beth Polvino

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

Warmer, sunnier and less wind today = flying more butterflies. Still have Back Swallowtail caterpillars. Still have a dozen Monarch chrysalises.

  • Cabbage White 5
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 7
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 21

Clouded Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Cabbage White

C Wyluda

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

2:30-4:30 walked trails behind the bird platform

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Question Mark

C Wyluda

Cox Hall Creek, Villas
Cape May County, NJ

walked perimeter from about 10:20am to 1:10pm
(photos say 11/7 but camera date was not set correctly)

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 3
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 1

Variegated Fritillary

C Wyluda

Garrett Family Preserve, red trail to orange connector trail
Cape May County, NJ

about 1:30 to 2 pm; hot and sunny
bald eagle flyover and e. meadow lark present

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Sachem 1

C Wyluda

Triangle Park, West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

2- 2:30 pm

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 4

Monarch

Teresa Knipper

Knipper Garden , Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

These late season marigolds provided great nectar as butterflies soaked in late autumn sun!!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 3

Fiery Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Will Kerling

Estell Manor, NJ Area
Atlantic County, NJ

There was a buckeye, 2 Orange Sulphurs and a Sulphur species ('white form' female) in the back yard.

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

Jean Gutsmuth

Newton Creek Park
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2

Cynthia Allen

Pavilion Circle Gardens and CM Point area
Cape May County, NJ

2 Ocola Skippers still hanging on at CM Point today.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens
Cape May County, NJ

Still lots in bloom in these gardens although most were in the shade when I got there in latter part of afternoon. Surprised to see a Pearl Crescent, which was nectaring on a Marigold, in this location!

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 3

Cynthia Allen

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 14
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 10
  • Monarch 5

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

I elected to take a walk around the building at noon to see if anything was flying. Only a couple.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Chris Herz

Rowan College at GC campus
Gloucester County, NJ

noon

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Sachem troupe and Zinnias persist with warm sun. Noon sighting.

  • Sachem 6

Sachems

Will Kerling

Green Creek, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

It pays to vote. Saw three species of butterflies next to the parking lot at the polling station.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Common Buckeye 1

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

Steven Glynn

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

Beautiful day, 68 degrees. Wore flame orange for safety and walked the full length and breadth of the large field adjacent to the turn around area.

Continued presence of new late date Little Yellow and multiples today on White M Hairstreaks still making for an exciting day of finds.

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 6
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 9
  • White M Hairstreak 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 31
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 2

Common Checkered-Skipper

Little Yellow

White M Hairstreak

Will Kerling

Gus's Beach Road near Delaware Bay - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Saw an Orange Sulphur at 9 am in sun - 51 degrees.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Cynthia Allen

Triangle Garden, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Most of the Monarchs seen here had some type of wing deformity, so not going to Mexico.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 2
  • Sachem 4

Will Kerling

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

Despite light rain and 56 degrees, I waded through soaking vegetation over my knees parallel to the bike trail and flushed a female Eastern Tailed-Blue!

  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1

Teresa Knipper

Knipper Cape May gardens
Cape May County, NJ

More late season nectar on these chrysanthemums.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Sachem 1

American Lady

Claire Campbell

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Temps in the 40's but sunny.

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 5

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Sachems with dwindling nectar supply. Knees and Sachems appreciate stool for quiet viewing.

  • Sachem 6

butterfly watching chair

Sachem

Will Kerling

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

There were lots of Common Buckeyes and Sachems plus a very worn, male Fiery Skipper and a Clouded Sulphur.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 15
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 10

Common Buckeye

Sachem

Steven Glynn

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

Sunny, 55 degrees. A less thorough walk today, as a couple days ago. Not sure what to expect with the day beginning at 34 degrees.

No rare sightings today, nor much of any activity, though surprisingly, I had two species today that I missed the other day.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 2
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Common Buckeye 7
  • Monarch 1

Common Buckeye

Pearl Crescent

Red-banded Hairstreak

Will Kerling

Cape May Court House Area
Cape May County, NJ

Found a female Orange Sulphur on Gus's Beach Road and an Orange Sulphur at 402 West Hand Avenue.
Photo of early morning, female Orange Sulphur on Gus Beach Road - temperature in the forties.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

Orange Sulphur

Beth Polvino

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

Mostly sunny, 55 F winds 10-20 MPH. Monarch eclosed early AM still 45 F at the time. Nectared all day on Lantana.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 5

Orange Sulphur

Monarch

Variegated Fritillary

Will Kerling

Sturdy Savings Administrative Building field in Cape May, CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

There were eleven Orange Sulphurs and more plus a Sulphur species and 6 Common Buckeyes.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 11
  • Common Buckeye 6

Orange Sulphur

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

51, slight breeze and sunny but the orange sulphur found the still-blooming coreopsis.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Orange Sulphur

Will Kerling

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

Discovered 4 male Common Buckeyes and 2 Variegated Fritillaries (nectar from Dandelions).

  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Common Buckeye 4

Variegated Fritillary