March 2016 Sightings

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 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

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds Drive
Gloucester County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Eppinger Ave. access to Maurice River
Salem County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Nabb Road fields
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Michael Stanton

Franklin Parker Preserve Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

Three miles of hiking on sand trails.

  • Spring Azure 15

Tom Bailey

Bear Swamp Preserve, Southampton Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Elfin sp. 1
  • Spring Azure 2

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

nectaring on self-heal

  • Cabbage White 1

Tom Bailey

Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Township
Burlington County, NJ

  • Blueberry Azure 1

Blueberry Azure "lucia" form

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Some of the Highbush Blueberry is in bloom

  • Blueberry Azure 1

Steven Glynn

Rt. 555 north powerline and nearby fields
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 26
  • Sulphur sp. 7

Cabbage White

Steven Glynn

Buckshutem Creek trail- Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Blueberry Azure 9

Blueberry Azure

Steven Glynn

Private field near Greenwich (west Cumberland)
Cumberland County, NJ

This field was actively holding late season sulphurs and variegated frits in December. Visited to see what might have held on.

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Sulphur sp. 7
  • Orange Sulphur 2

Sulphur, sp.

Steven Glynn

Maurice River Bluff Preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

  • Spring Azure 3

Spring Azure

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 8
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jesse Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

seen while gardening.

  • Cabbage White 3

Will Kerling

402 West Hand Avenue - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Which Azure do we have??? See Photo. Saw 2 Azure species, 2 Cabbage Whites and an Orange Sulphur.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Azure, sp. 2

Azure, sp.

Chris Herz

Riverwinds River Trail, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Late afternoon walk. 65 degrees but gusting winds.

  • Cabbage White 2

Will Kerling

MTBP just south of West Hand Avenue - CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

A fresh Cabbage White was patrolling.

  • Cabbage White 1

Brian Johnson

Glades refuge Fortescue Rd
Cumberland County, NJ

  • American Lady 1

Jack Connor

Old Port Road, Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Two-hour walk, 2:30-4:30 pm. Mostly sunny, mid-60s, winds light to gusty. All azures seen well (8 "marginata" and 1 "lucia") were blueberry azures. Calling the fly-bys and fly-aways "azure sp." only because holly/C. idella may now perhaps be possible in ATL Co, given the early emergences this year.

  • Azure, sp. 13
  • Blueberry Azure 9
  • American Lady 1

Will Kerling

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

Found 3 actively-flying Orange Sulphurs and a Mourning moving E to W.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Sandra Keller and Marilyn Henry

Mannington Marsh - Rt. 45
Salem County, NJ

With Marilyn Henry. This is her pic. The sun was just starting to emerge. 65 degrees or so. Winds weren't too high at the moment. Marilyn - "Sandra, why does this Cabbage White look smaller than the other one?" Me - after a few seconds - "Get a pic! Wow! A Falcate in March!"

The butterfly was about 30 feet from the platform located on the west side of Rt. 45 - down a dirt road/access to one of the WMA parts of Mannington. This road is northeast of the marsh causeway by 2/10 of a mile or so.

Moderator's note: this is our 2016 FOY for falcate orangetip and makes 2016 only the second year on our log (2008-2016) that we have had a March record for this species. Our earliest date ever was 3-21-12. The average first emergence of the species in our records is ~April 9th. Congratulations to both observers on an excellent find.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Falcate Orangetip 1

Falcate Orangetip

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Flying through the yard about 3:30 PM

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek Park, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 3

Will Kerling

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

Counted 13 Orange Sulphurs struggling in flight, at once. The very strong, breeze made flying a challenge.

  • Orange Sulphur 13

Sandra Keller

Warren Grove Cedar Swamp
Burlington County, NJ

With Gwen Alexander. 60 degrees, sunny, calm winds on some of the and road near the swamp. The Azures were flocking there. I found it interesting that all were the lucia form. And I saw all well.

  • Blueberry Azure 11

Will Kerling

High's Beach Road
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White flying near my bicycle and then soon, I noticed an Azure species in the woods amongst Hollies and Highbush Berries. It most likely was Blueberry Azure.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Azure, sp. 1

Steven Glynn

Glassboro Woods- Carpenter Road access
Gloucester County, NJ

Short stop, from 12:50pm to 1:30. Sunny, 57 degrees and very breezy. Only covered about 100 yards, from gate to first bridge, but good numbers of Henry's Elfins flying. Cabbage Whites were seen close to Route 47/Carpenter Road junction.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Henry's Elfin 7
  • Spring Azure 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Henry's Elfin

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1