November 2016 Sightings

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Female with ragged hindwings coursed the yard for three hours+: noon to nearly 4 pm. Sunny, beautiful day; temperature mid-high 60's.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Scenic Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Only one faded Red Admiral here this afternoon.

  • Red Admiral 1

Cynthia Allen

Middle Township Bike Path
Cape May County, NJ

My first Cloudless Sulphur in a couple of weeks.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 12
  • Sachem 1

Jack Miller

Triangle garden and Coral Ave
Cape May County, NJ

Still lots of bloom here.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

I thought this Monarch had made it out of its enclosure but I was mistaken. I released it this morning.

  • Monarch 1

Monarch

Will Kerling

road trip from Cape May Court House to Rio Grande via Rte. 9
Cape May County, NJ

This trip yielded Whites and Sulphurs - CMCH (an Orange Sulphur), Whitesboro (an Orange Sulphur) and Rio Grande (a Clouded Sulphur and an Orange Sulphur).

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 3

Steven Glynn

Magnesite Plant area
Cape May County, NJ

Mid-morning, 58 degrees and warming

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 3
  • Common Buckeye 7

Common Buckeye and Variegated Fritillary

Beth Polvino

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

per Jenny McCann ~ Warm and sunny, low 60's, light winds. Black Swallowtail cats continue as do Cabbage White Cats. Many skippers seen but not ID'd.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 0
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Monarch 3

Michael Pasquarello

Beach Plum Farm - West Cape May
Cape May County, NJ

Quick walk through this private, yet beautiful farm.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 5
  • Lady sp.
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 2

Orange Sulphur

Variegated Fritillary

Lady, sp.

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

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

The bike path is winding down for butterflies and the best bet is buckeyes and Orange Sulphurs.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Common Buckeye 5

Orange Sulphur

Will Kerling

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

A mint fresh, Cloudless Sulphur appeared in the back yard and it was attracted to a small shrub with green and yellow leaves. This bug circled the scrub's leaves for five minutes before landing to rest.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny, mid 60's and calm. Had a couple of very nice Clouded Sulphurs today but warm conditions kept them on the wing.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 2
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Red Admiral 4
  • Common Buckeye 6

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Two hour walk from 10-12 in the park & adjacent private property. Monarch was migrating to the southwest.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 10
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 16
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

There is no nectar and some buckeyes still can be seen on territory.

  • Common Buckeye 3

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

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

There was a bright Fiery Skipper in this garden.

  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Avalon (Bay Park Marina at 54th St and Ocean Dr)
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

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

A male Sachem and 4 Monarchs were very active in her garden.

  • Monarch 4
  • Sachem 1

Will Kerling

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

Found an Eastern Comma sipping sap from a small tree in the park and this was my 11th butterfly species for the day.

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Mike Hannisian

Lizard Tail Swamp
Cape May County, NJ

While looking for Odes

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 5

Will Kerling

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

There more Monarchs and another Sachem using the circle's remaining flowers.

  • Monarch 2
  • Sachem 1

Monarch

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds community center field
Gloucester County, NJ

Somewhat windy here on this open field.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Jean Gutsmuth & Chris Herz

Tall Pines Preserve, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

73 degrees, not much nectar–some frost asters.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Common Buckeye 3

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

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

Found a rag Gray Hairstreak and got an id shot of it. It is the latest flight date for our recording history.

[Nice find, Will! Our previous latest-ever came just last year: 11-16-15. jc]

  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

Common Buckeye

Variegated Fritillary

Gray Hairstreak

Will Kerling

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

Yesterday's Cloudless Sulphur returned to the back yard and a male Sachem visited the Common Cat's-ear.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sachem 1

David L. Amadio

Clement's Bridge Rd., Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

David L. Amadio

Rt42 & Berlin Cross-Keys Rd.
Gloucester County, NJ

While waiting at a red light, a Buckeye flew by the window.

  • Common Buckeye 1

David L. Amadio

Wheelabrator Refuge
Gloucester County, NJ

The goal here was Mourning Cloak, but no luck. Found a garter snake, 2 unidentified dragonflies, spring(fall)peepers in addition to the butterflies. 71 degrees at 12:45 p.m. here.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 6

Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

I spent 5 hours walking around the preserve birding today and the only butterflies I saw were 2 Buckeyes.

  • Common Buckeye 2