November 2019 Sightings

Jackie Parker

CMPt SP Hawkwatch
Cape May County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

Things coming to a close and with rain mixed with snow predicted on Friday…..better get out there

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Painted Lady 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 3
  • Sachem 6

Ocola Skipper

Sam Galick

Dennis Creek WMA--Conswell Road
Cape May County, NJ

39.06928,-74.90604

Some butterflies on the wing after a cold night.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8

Variegated Fritillary

Karen & Brian johnson

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Nice to see some butterflies after how cold it got last night. It was 29 degrees at sunrise in Bellplain state forest this morning.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 9
  • Monarch 2

Beth Polvino

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

Two 20 minutes strolls around the garden - Sunny, 63, winds 6 MPH. Excited to find an Ocola skipper and a Sleepy Orange. Boy, Did I have to chase but move stealthily to even get a picture of the Sleepy Orange. White-form Orange Sulphur here also. Common Buckeye cats and Black Swallowtail cats on host plants.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 5
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 7

Fiery Skipper

Sleepy Orange

Ocola Skipper

Beth Polvino

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

Surprised to have any butterflies. Sunny high 50's to low 60's, winds 12 MPH. Everything flying low or sunning. Observation about 15 minutes around noon. Images obtained. At least 2 fresh Painted Ladies very small in size.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 5
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 5

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

I've expected this black swallowtail caterpillar to progress to the chrysalis stage for over three weeks. It will be munching on the parsley on a warm day but the next day it is cool and it becomes stuporous. Is this normal behavior in autumn when it is warm one day and cooler the next?

I also saw a skipper on some chrysanthemums but was not quick enough to ID it.

  • Black Swallowtail 0

Black Swallowtail

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove NP
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while birding in the park today. Very windy & chilly.

  • Eastern Comma 3
  • Red Admiral 7
  • Common Buckeye 14
  • Monarch 1

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • Common Buckeye 7

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

A fairly brief visit but was able to kick up 3 species. Also found a tree with at least 80 spotted Lanternflies. Destroyed about 75%.

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 1

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Red Admiral

David L. Amadio

National Park Dredge spoil site
Gloucester County, NJ

Sunny and 58 degrees. Very little nectar, but a good number of Buckeyes hanging on. Mostly "rosa" form.

  • Common Buckeye 17

Common Buckeye

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Made a visit, perhaps the last for this year, to check on the condition of the colony and to see if anything was active on this late, cold day.

Beautiful sun and 56 degrees had several butterflies flying.

I made my survey from the roadside and did not need, nor want, to walk into the colony patch.

One Sleepy Orange was working a sunny path cut into a broad field. The other two Sleepys came up from the colony patch, chased each other a moment and then both settled back down into the patch. Perhaps they saw me and wanted to say goodbye for the season. These individuals may be amongst others that could attempt to hibernate and stay at the colony site until next year. We'll see. I feel certain that others may be hunkered down in the colony area already.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Sleepy Orange 3
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 8
  • Monarch 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Beth Polvino

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

Each day I think might be the last day for butterflies but today was pretty good. Sunny, mid 60's winds 10 MPH. It's been a week since I saw a Red Admiral or Variegated Fritillary.

  • Black Swallowtail o
  • Spicebush Swallowtail o
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 9
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 5
  • Monarch 4
  • Fiery Skipper 9
  • Sachem 11

Red Admiral

Variegated Fritillary

James Dowdell

My yard,Villas
Cape May County, NJ

[The clouded skipper is our log's latest ever. Previous late date goes all the way back to our first year: 11-3-2008. jc]

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 8
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Clouded Skipper 1
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Fiery Skipper 6
  • Sachem 5

Jesse & Jack Connor

Forsythe NWR auto loop
Atlantic County, NJ

Seen while birding, fighting west toward land in tough wind.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

Seen while out digging out my Cannas. Common Buckeye and Black Swallowtail cats continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 3
  • Painted Lady 8
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 3
  • Monarch 3
  • Fiery Skipper 7
  • Sachem 8

Jackie Parker

Higbee Beach WMA
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

No sun, 59 degrees and winds in the teens. Came back from a 9 day trip to find a lone weary ragged sachem in the yard.

  • Sachem 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Very little butterfly activity last few weeks. Saw these today in a 5 minute walk around the yard.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove NP and adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings while in the park. Cold & very windy. Temps in the low 40s when I left at 12:30.

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Common Buckeye 4

Jackie Parker

Coral Ave. dune crossing, Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

Single Monarch warmed up in the morning sun and took flight.

  • Monarch 1

Beth Polvino

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

high 50's, sunny with winds about 10 MPH. Still digging out cannas as we have 10 varieties here in the yard. Almost all other nectar is gone from the frost 2 nights ago. Found a Monarch cat today on tropical milkweed, still have both Common Buckeye & Black swallowtail cats on their host plants. Saw a total of 8 butterflies this afternoon.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Lady sp. 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 0
  • Monarch 0
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Jackie Parker

Cape May National Golf Course
Cape May County, NJ

  • Clouded Sulphur 1

John Beetham

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

9:00-12:30. High in the 50s and breezy.

[John B: Welcome to the South Jersey Butterfly Project. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 1

Common Buckeye

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

My hardy Salvia greggii provides some much needed nectar for the Sulphur and Cabbage White

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Lady sp. 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

It was a big year for Cloudless sulphurs in my yard so it seems only fitting that it may be last butterfly of the year.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1

Cloudless Sulphur

Harvey Tomlinson

My Garden Del Haven
Cape May County, NJ

This Monarch was fresh, and very large….Guess it's all coming to a close

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Monarch

Jesse Amesbury

Cape May Hawkwatch Platform
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 6
  • Monarch 11

Pat Amadio

Backyard butterfly garden, West Deptford
Gloucester County, NJ

Warmer day brought out what may well be this garden's last butterfly for the year. Red Admiral was drawn to rotting bananas.

  • Red Admiral 1

Beth Polvino

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

Digging out more cannas on a beautiful fall day - low 60's, sunny with winds 5 MPH. First butterfly of the day, Common Buckeye, but the second one was a Sleepy Orange. That was very unexpected. This is the first Sleepy Orange seen here since 11/2 but the 7th sighting this year. I am hoping to have the correct senna for them next year to mate and lay eggs here. Also male and female Cloudless Sulphurs here and the male kept trying to mate. Most of my nectar is either snapdragons or little tiny yellow flowers in the grass. The male Sachem was also in a mating mood. Total of 10 species flying. Images of all. All cats continue.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 2
  • Painted Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 1
  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Sleepy Orange

Monarch

cloudless sulphurs

Fiery Skipper