March 2018 Sightings

Pat Sutton, Brian Johnson

Great Cedar Swamp off Rt. 610 (north of Dennisville)
Cape May County, NJ

My 1st butterfly of 2018! A real treat.

  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

50 and sunny.

[Yes, it has been a cold stormy March. Today's 3/18 reports establish a new late first date for March for our log. The previous record was 3/11/14. -jm]

  • Blueberry Azure 4
  • Eastern Comma 1

Tom Bailey

Medford F&WMA
Burlington County, NJ

Mid-afternoon. Temp 51 degrees. Probably an. E. Comma. Landed briefly but not long enough for definitive look.

[Super, Tom – our first butterfly report of this cold month! jc]

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Checked and enjoyed FOS activity along Ackley and Whitehead Road access points for about an hour.

Sunny, calm and 54 degrees at my 12:15 start time.

  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 4
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands preserve on Brown road.
Salem County, NJ

At work today.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Beaver Dam Rd
Cape May County, NJ

No azures today.
The edges of this rd and many others I've seen have been mowed down to stubble

  • Mourning Cloak 2

Jack Miller

MacNamara
Cape May County, NJ

Mostly sunny, winds 10-15, 45 degrees. Now that winter azures are no longer flying, it is time for spring azures. Good places to look for them are places where the snow is only moderately deep.
The azure ventral shot is the first time I have photographed a butterfly with snow in the frame.

  • Blueberry Azure 1

spotted turtles

snow

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Pat & Clay Sutton

Old Robbins Trail (off Jakes Landing Road)
Cape May County, NJ

48 degrees. Amazed at how good these butterflies looked after overwintering as adults. Sadly the Azure did not cooperate for a photo.

  • Azure, sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 6

Eastern Comma

Question Mark

Chip Krilowicz

Palmyra Cove
Burlington County, NJ

45° Sunny with some snow still on the ground.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1

Mike Hannisian

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Holly Azure 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Steven Glynn

Peaslee WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Mid-morning start. Sunny, 56 degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Manumuskin River area along railroad tracks
Cumberland County, NJ

Late morning. Sunny, 61 degrees.

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

David L. Amadio

Rt 70 West & Rt295 Southbound ramp
Camden County, NJ

68 degrees with hazy warm sun. Flying along the road shoulder.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Early afternoon. Sunny, 66 degrees.

  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 7
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Blueberry Azure

Harvey Tomlinson

S Bound Garden State Parkway mp 31.8
Cape May County, NJ

Cabbage White seen at 70 mph…not a Three-spotted.

  • Cabbage White 1

Steven Glynn

Seen along Route 540, outside of Salem City
Salem County, NJ

Driving through area and noting this one flying near an intersection stop.

  • Cabbage White 1

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Noon, cloudy, 70 degrees, no wind

  • Spring Azure 1

Jesse Connor

Port Republic roadside
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Connor

Mannheim Ave dirt extension, Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Anglewing sp. 2

Harvey Tomlinson

Woodcock Lane
Cape May County, NJ

No pics today as bugs were on the move. American Snout tree-topped on me and never came back down. The Anglewings were runts.

[A snout this early suggests an over-wintering individual. jc]

  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 2

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Wren Chatter

Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Ticking another Cabbage White for Cape May County…

  • Cabbage White 1

Sandra Keller & Chris Herz

Marilyn Patterson's yard, Alloway
Salem County, NJ

AWS birding trip and our lunch stop at Marilyn's. Sandra spotted the butterfly but barely had a chance to id but was a lady!

  • Lady sp. 1

Claire Campbell

Black Run Preserve, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Azure, sp. 6
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Azure, sp.

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting, probably an E. Comma.

  • Anglewing sp. 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Again today, the same brilliant blue (male I think) Spring Azure flew up from a sheltered, sunny and soggy garden wet area at the end of a drain spout.

  • Spring Azure 1