July 2020 Sightings

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

David L. Amadio

Mom's garden, Laurel Springs
Camden County, NJ

A very small Gray Hairstreak nectared on dark red coneflowers.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Sachem 2

Kathy Horn

Garrett Family Preserve
Cape May County, NJ

[Congrats to Kathy for our FOY little yellow. -jm]

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • Pearl Crescent 12
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 3

Salt Marsh Skipper

Little Yellow

Lucy Hooper

My backyard wildflower meadow in Mickleton.
Gloucester County, NJ

I planted Senna marilandica, host for Sleepy orange, many years ago.

  • Sleepy Orange 1

Sleepy Orange

Karen Thompson

Home, Lower Township
Cape May County, NJ

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4
  • Monarch 1

Sandra Keller

Palmyra Nature Cove
Burlington County, NJ

An afternoon outing. Mostly sunny, 89 degrees, 8 to 13 mph SW winds. The median strip garden plants were at peak for nectar.

  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 560
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 6
  • American Lady 2
  • Red Admiral 22
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Duskywing sp. 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Beth Polvino

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

First day with double digit numbers of butterflies. Spicebush Swallowtail here every day laying eggs with cats of various stages. Cloudless Sulphur also laying eggs. FOY Horace's Duskywing and American Snout. My yard has been very slow to get started though not able to be outside as much as other years.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 4
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Sachem 1

Cabbage White

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 4
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Peck's Skipper 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 1

Broad-winged Skipper

Orange Sulphur

Peck's Skipper

Aidan Griffiths

TNC South Cape May Meadows
Cape May County, NJ

Hot and humid morning. Purple Loosestrife in full bloom. Most butterflies were seen feeding on it.

  • Black Swallowtail 7
  • Red Admiral 2
  • Common Wood-Nymph 4

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Have had ONLY male Monarchs to date, NO females. So much milkweed waiting for them. Male & female Black Swallowtail (female laying eggs on fennel). American Snout laying eggs on Hackberry. So much gardening and so little butterflying, that we're rusty on skippers. Finally some diversity in our garden.

[This is an excellent yard list in this down year. Maybe things will pick up. -jm]

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Pearl Crescent 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 5
  • Tawny Emperor 2
  • Appalachian Brown 4
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 30
  • Dun Skipper 1

snout laying eggs

Dun Skipper

Jesse and Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 12

Chris Herz

Audubon garden
Camden County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 1

Jesse & Jack Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Our yard's FOY rare skippers, later than usual, but as always coming to Liatris. Anyone know the long-legged fly in photo?

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 10
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 4
  • Rare Skipper 2
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 9

Rare Skipper and mystery fly

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Smith's Woods butterfly garden and adjacent woods; from 9:30-12:30.

  • Cabbage White 30
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

A Red-spotted Purple visited the fruit dish late in the afternoon.

  • Red-spotted Purple 1

Teresa Knipper

Knipper yard
Cape May County, NJ

First cloudless sulfur for the year here…

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • American Snout 1
  • Monarch 1

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

American Lady was a rag.

  • Black Swallowtail 2
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • American Lady 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Common Wood-Nymph 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper a

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

FOY Cloudless Sulphur dashed through the yard. 2 Banded Hairstreaks in a dogfight. Monarch laying eggs on Common Milkweed.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Banded Hairstreak 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 3
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 1
  • Aaron's Skipper 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper 8

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Peck's Skipper 3
  • Sachem 2

Matt Webster

My House, Cedarbrook
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 12
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 3

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 2
  • Peck's Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2
  • Broad-winged Skipper 2

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Visited both sides of the park; field on Historic side first, followed by the butterfly garden on the Smith's Woods side. From about 3:30-5:00pm.

  • Cabbage White 38
  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent 2
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1

Meredith Koenig

My garden East Vineland
Cumberland County, NJ

Only second Monarch seen this year. Huge numbers of cabbage Whites daily; even more than usual. By this time usually have plenty of skippers.

  • Cabbage White 9
  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Boundary Creek, Moorestown
Burlington County, NJ

I visited this site for just 2 minutes to check to see if the signs I put out survived the storms. These were incidental sightings I encountered in that short amount of time.
12:45pm

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Sachem 2

Robert C. Koch

Lumberton Leas on Creek Rd. Lumberton, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

  • Black Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Sulphur sp. 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 4
  • Peck's Skipper 3

Peck's Skipper

Common Buckeye

Clay Sutton

9 miles east of Cape May in a boat
Cape May County, NJ

12:30 pm with very gentle wnw winds blowing, we saw a Monarch 9 miles east of Cape May (out over the ocean) fly by the boat. It was heading due North.

  • Monarch 1

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

From 9:00-12:30.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 2
  • Cabbage White 47
  • Pearl Crescent 6
  • Question Mark 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

brian johnson

Eagle trail at the Glades preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

I decided to finish the day with a walk to the small field at the end of the Eagle trail. This is the area where I cleared the trees,Olive and Rose about 5 years ago and planted wild Senna seeds a year or two after that. The first Butterfly that I saw when I got to the field was the Orange. I followed it around for a few minutes and found out that there is a lot more Senna than I thought. She would fly from one plant to another dropping eggs. I looked for the plant this spring and only found 6 plants. Today I saw dozens.

[Well done Brian! A nice version of "plant it and they will come." -jm]

  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 5
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Horace's Duskywing 1
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 18
  • Broad-winged Skipper 90

Senna

Sleepy Orange egg

Sleepy Orange

Pat & Clay Sutton

Sutton GDN in Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

Several quick strolls through the garden. The Cloudless Sulphur laid eggs on our robust stand of Partridge Pea.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 3
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 4
  • Tawny Emperor 1
  • Appalachian Brown 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Common Sootywing 1
  • Rare Skipper 1
  • Sachem 1
  • Broad-winged Skipper a

Cloudless Sulphur

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

One Monarch was laying eggs. Cloudless zipped through yard.

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 2
  • American Lady 2
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 2
  • Horace's Duskywing 3
  • Rare Skipper 6
  • Salt Marsh Skipper 6
  • Aaron's Skipper 5
  • Sachem 5
  • Broad-winged Skipper c
  • Dion Skipper 1
  • Dun Skipper 1

Dion Skipper