November 2017 Sightings

Will Kerling

Downtown Cape May CH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found a Common Buckeye and a female Cabbage White in the downtown business district.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Cabbage White

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path near Shellbay Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Around 9:30 am, I found a territorial male Common Buckeye along the bike path amongst the leaves.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Jack Miller

Fidler Hill Rd
Cape May County, NJ

Weather wise, today was almost a perfect replica of November 16 when I last here: very windy, mostly sunny and 60.

  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 4

Mike Hannisian

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

WaWa along Rte. 9 in Marmora, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A Monarch was sailing to the north through the parking lot and it was aided by strong SSW winds.

  • Monarch 1

Mike Hannisian

South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

Butterfly lane along bike trail at Shellbay Avenue - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

A sharp-shinned Hawk flushed Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Lady species off the ground and they all headed for the nearby forest.

  • Lady sp. 1

Chip Krilowicz

Forsythe NWR, Oceanville
Atlantic County, NJ

39 Sunny

  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

Field near intersection of Rte. 9 and Avalon Boulevard
Cape May County, NJ

There were, at least, 6 Orange Sulphurs freely flying in this field.

  • Orange Sulphur 6

Sandra Keller

Beanery
Cape May County, NJ

SW winds, 55 degrees, sunny. Nectar was the weeds around. Both Painted Ladies were worn.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Painted Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 2

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Found while birding this morning.

  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Will Kerling

MTBP between Shellbay Avenue and Oyster Road - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 3 butterfly species due to the sun and a temperature near 60 degrees.

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

Common Buckeye

Beth Polvino

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

Cleaning up the front center garden for some changes to be made in spring 2018. A lone Monarch flew in but didn't stay for me to get my camera.

  • Monarch 1

Teresa Knipper

Knipper’s garden
Cape May County, NJ

Last Monarch of the season??? Nectaring on some little yellow button like chrysanthemums in the garden

  • Painted Lady 2
  • Monarch 1

Jack Connor

Port Republic Schoolyarrd
Atlantic County, NJ

Fluttering up against the school wall. Might be the last in Port this year.

  • Monarch 1

Will Kerling

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

Found an Orange Sulphur which was brightly-colored orange ; especially , on the dorsal side of the forewing.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

David L. Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

A worn Red Admiral briefly came to some ripe bananas.

  • Red Admiral 1

Red Admiral

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny, high 50's, no real winds. 9 butterflies seen but only able to ID 6 of them.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Common Buckeye

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds river trail & community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Kicked up two Red Admirals from sheltered warm areas. Chased a fairly fresh looking Clouded Sulphur around the community center field until it landed. 51 degrees sunny with a chilly breeze. Also checked out the scenic trail. No butterflies here but did manage to pick up one tick while bushwacking.

  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 2

Clouded Sulphur

Red Admiral

Will Kerling

Middle Township Bike Path between Indian Trail and Oyster Roads - CMCH, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Found an Orange Sulphur moving south within the corridor and a territorial male Common Buckeye along the path.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Common Buckeye

Will Kerling

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

There was a faded Painted Lady on the ground near Bunker Pond. The Hawk Watch counter saw 3 Monarchs.

  • Painted Lady 1

Will Kerling

Rea Farm (Beanery) - West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County, NJ

Discovered 2 Common Buckeyes, an Orange Sulphur and a male Sachem on the farm. All of these butterflies were getting nectar from a yellow-flowering mustard.

  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 1

Sachem

Common Buckeye

Jack Miller

Fidler Hill Rd
Cape May County, NJ

12:30- 1:00. Sunny, breezy, 60.

  • Orange Sulphur 8
  • Painted Lady 1

Clay Sutton

Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Heading south, flying down the streets of Cape May Point.

  • Monarch 6

Jack Miller

Rt 50 across from Estell Manor Park
Atlantic County, NJ

Crossed the road in front of me while I was driving.

  • Sulphur sp. 1

Jack Miller

CMNWP (Kimbles Beach rd)
Cape May County, NJ

I expected to find more species and numbers on such a nice day. I did see a turtle, an E. Pondhawk and many Autumn Meadowhawks at Lizard Tail, but no bflys.

  • Common Buckeye 1

Chris Herz

Rowan College at Gloucester County grounds, Sewell
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny, 59 degrees around noon. Visiting dandelions in bloom.

  • Orange Sulphur 2

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

A quick look outside turned up a Cabbage White

  • Cabbage White 1

Chip Krilowicz

Dream Park
Gloucester County, NJ

50 Sunny

[Congratulations to Chip on the excellent find and photo of our log's latest-ever common checkered skipper. The previous latest was one on 11-25-11. jc]

  • Orange Sulphur 6
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1

Common Checkered-Skipper

David L. Amadio

At work in Cherry Hill
Camden County, NJ

A well worn female

  • Orange Sulphur 1