March 2016 Sightings

Will Kerling

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve off Siegtown Road
Cape May County, NJ

Met Jack Miller on the power line and we butterflied together. We found 12 Blueberry Azures (identified 3 marginata forms for sure), 2 Mourning Cloaks, an Orange Sulphur, a Cabbage White and an American Lady migrating northward.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Blueberry Azure 12
  • Mourning Cloak 2
  • American Lady 1

Blueberry Azure

Jack Miller

Dennisville RR
Cape May County, NJ

Fourth stop. Azure count a conservative guess. 3 marginata, 1 lucia. I believe the anglewing was a question mark but it did not land.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Eastern Pine Elfin 2
  • Blueberry Azure 20
  • Anglewing sp. 1

Eastern Pine Elfin

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

While bicycling on Goshen Road, there was a fresh Cabbage White flying in an abandoned lot. Later in the day, I discovered a Question Mark along West Hand Avenue weaving in and out of tangled undergrowth in a section of trees.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1

Will Kerling

400 Block of West Hand Avenue just south of USFW Refuge
Cape May County, NJ

In an old pocket of forest with Hollies and Dogwoods, there were six high flying Azure species and finally, one came to the ground and a photo was taken. David Wright suspects it could be an Edward's Azure (new scientific, common name - Spring Azure) which for positive identification a specimen would be required. This bug is now flying in northern Virginia and the scientific name is Celastrina ladon.

  • Azure, sp. 6

Azure, sp.

David L. Amadio

Rt 295 "Al-Jo's curve" Mt.Ephraim
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Chip Krilowicz

Blueberry Hill
Camden County, NJ

Sunny and 65 little wind. The hairstreak was my last shot of the day. I don't know what the little white flower is but there was a lot of it. I glassed it and saw nothing on it. Was very surprised to find this one.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Blueberry Azure 11

Gray Hairstreak

Blueberry Azure

Chris Herz

Big Swing Golf driving range, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Jean Gutsmuth

Haddon Heights garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Jack Miller

Fidler Road, Woodbine
Cape May County, NJ

Third stop. Open field.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 12

Will Kerling

MTBP between West Hand Avenue and Shellbay Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

There were four fresh Cabbage Whites and two Orange Sulphurs within this stretch of the bike path.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Will Kerling

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

Found a male Cabbage White and a small Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1

Cabbage White

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

American Lady was actively nectaring on Self-Heal

  • Cabbage White 1
  • American Lady 1

American Lady

Cynthia Allen

Beaver Dam Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

  • Henry's Elfin 4
  • Blueberry Azure 66
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Blueberry Azure 3

Jack Miller

Upper Champion Rd
Cape May County, NJ

Second stop. There is now a house where chats have nested. They have clear cut along the power lines.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 1
  • Blueberry Azure 12
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 3

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

First yard butterfly of the year. Flushed it out of Euonymus bush. This bush is a favorite roost sight for Cabbage Whites all season long.

  • Cabbage White 1

Cabbage White

Jack Miller

Belleplain SF
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, light wind, temp climbing into the 70's. First stop. No "suspicious" azures all day so I am calling them all blueberry; of the ones I focused on 21 marginata and 1 lucia. 70 is a conservative estimate.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Henry's Elfin 8
  • Blueberry Azure 70
  • Mourning Cloak 3

Gibson Reynolds

Saddlers Woods
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 3
  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Both flying shortly after last rain shower of day.

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A Cabbage White flew through the back yard and later around 2:30 pm, I saw an Azure species.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

Steven Glynn

West Ave. (Vineland) power line
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2

Sandra Keller

Pedricktown
Gloucester County, NJ

Overcast, strong SW winds, a little sun peeked out as I drove home from the cranes.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Jennifer Bulava

front yard, Mullica Twp
Atlantic County, NJ

Moderator's note: Welcome to the Project, Jen Bulava!

  • Spring Azure 1

Spring Azure

Chris Herz

Rowan Col. At GC, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

One flying on campus grounds, 2nd flying just outside

  • Cabbage White 2

Steven Glynn

Willow Grove Lake WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 3

Chris Herz

Riverwinds Scenic Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Late in the day walk. 70 degrees

  • Eastern Comma 1

Eastern Comma

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue
Cape May County, NJ

In the morning, there was a fresh Cabbage White that made a brief inspection of the back yard.

  • Cabbage White 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Drive
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center area
Gloucester County, NJ

Also had what was likely a Red Admiral.An additional note to my Scenic Trail sighting: Watched a Grapevine Epimenis moth fly high up into a tree only to be greeted by a hungry but unsuccessful Eastern Phoebe. Had it for a brief second, but the moth got away.

  • Cabbage White 13

Will Kerling

Field at intersection of Rte.47 and Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

At 41 degrees with full sun, I counted 14 Orange Sulphurs flying, at once, in this field.

  • Orange Sulphur 14