November 2021 Sightings

Chip Krilowicz

Crows Woods Gardens, Haddonfield
Camden County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Sachem 2

Sachem

Orange Sulphur

Cabbage White

Eileen Bennett

Waretown backyard - Monarch Waystation# 10016
Ocean County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Scott McConnell

Haddonfield
Camden County, NJ

Last date I saw either of these species in Camden County

  • Fiery Skipper 1
  • Sachem 2

Fiery Skipper

Sachem

Sachem

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Taking in some sun on this chilly day around noon.

  • American Lady 1

Beth Polvino

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

Mint fresh red admiral today. I called this small butterfly a sleepy orange. It was very pale, and a real runt. Seen while Jeanine Apgar was visiting my gardens. I believe the pictured skipper is an Ocola with worn markings. It was sunning on a malva leaf and when I tried to get closer, it flew off and didn't return. Cloudless chrysalis here plus at least 6 Monarch caterpillars, over a dozen black swallowtail caterpillars and a few American lady caterpillars. Still a good number of flowers for nectar.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 0
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 4
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 9

Ocola Skipper

Red Admiral

Sleepy Orange

C Wyluda

CMBO Bird Observatory
Cape May County, NJ

A cold day- 55F- comma was on the persimmons that fell on the fence (nature's fruit tray)

  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Beth Polvino

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

Sunny but cool early morning about 50 with winds 10 MPH. Warmer by mid-day when I was working in the garden taking down some canna stalks. Happy to report that the new owners are interested in learning/trying to maintain the gardens here. I am sure it will take them a while to get the gardens going as they learn about gardening for butterflies. I have no idea whether they will welcome anyone to visit them especially the first year. Different sleepy orange butterfly here. Also 1 of 2 monarchs that never fully got their wings fully pumped up. It can fly and nectar but not very well. new additions were the return of 4 common buckeye butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Cloudless Sulphur 0
  • Sleepy Orange 1
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Monarch 2
  • Ocola Skipper 1
  • Sachem 11

Pat & Clay Sutton

Pavilion Circle Gardens in Cape May Point
Cape May County, NJ

We left the winter landscape and journeyed south to the tropics (Cape Island). There were Butterfly Bushes and Montauk Daisies and other mums still blooming. Lots of pollinators (flies and bees) and a few butterflies.

  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

American Lady

Pat Sutton

Cape May Point State Park
Cape May County, NJ

There were lots of Pokeweed fruits in the area and I wondered if those fruits were sustaining them.

  • Red Admiral 5

Red Admiral

Jesse Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

  • Monarch 1

Tom Bailey

Palmyra Cove Nature Park & adjoining private property
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sightings in the early afternoon while birding in the park today. It was 53 degrees and sunny at 3 pm when finished.

  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 2

Robert C. Koch

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

The only butterfly for today.

  • Orange Sulphur 1

Orange Sulphur

Therese Hurter

my yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Midday, partly sunny, 55 degrees. Winds ENE 13mph. Faded American Lady nectaring on Lantana.

  • American Lady 1

C Wyluda

B. Polvino's Garden, NABA #1151 & Monarch Waystation #8318
Cape May County, NJ

(unbeknownst to her- hope that new owners can really figure this out…) Another cold day- 50s and windy. About 20 black swallow tail cats of all sizes on parsley. American ladies were fresh.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • American Lady 2
  • Monarch 2
  • Fiery Skipper 1

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

The same Am. Lady has been hanging around the yard since Nov. 1, despite the chilly weather. The QM was sunning on a window ledge with the Cloudless S. directly below it on the ground. Most of my yard is in deep shade this time of year.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Monarch 1

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

  • American Copper 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2

Jesse Amesbury

Cape May Hawkwatch Platform
Cape May County, NJ

Observed while conducting CMBO hawkwatch.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Red Admiral 3
  • Common Buckeye 2
  • Monarch 12

Beth Polvino

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

Some nice sun today, winds ~7MPH, temps mid 60's and 2 very welcome visitors midday - Harvey Tomlinson & Steve Glynn. 4 monarchs seen, 2 of which have deformed wings. Count done mid morning. Late afternoon Orange Sulphur seen. Black swallowtail, and monarch caterpillars continue. Cloudless Sulphur chrysalis continues.

  • Black Swallowtail 0
  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 0
  • American Lady 5
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Monarch 4
  • Ocola Skipper 2
  • Fiery Skipper 4
  • Sachem 9

Therese Hurter

my yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

1:00, sunny and 64 degrees. Sachem were nectaring on Gomphrena.

  • Sachem 3

Debbie Barsotti via Chris Herz

Elephant Swamp Trail, Elmer
Salem County, NJ

Posted with permission

  • Variegated Fritillary 1

Tom Reed

Avalon Seawatch (beach between 8/9th streets)
Cape May County, NJ

Butterflies noted while conducting waterbird migration count. All except Common Buckeye flying south.

  • American Lady 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 2

Jackie Parker

712 Foster Ave
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Red Admiral 1

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA- Sleepy Orange Colony
Cumberland County, NJ

Back in the area for a bit and figured I'd enjoy this beautiful, 69 degree afternoon and visit the Sleepy Orange colony a final time and see if some hardy individuals were still enjoying the area well into fall. Very happy with the activity.

The main senna area and colony center was the primary area of activity, though the Sleepy and Cloudless were found in several of the typical spots they often fly in the area. Some trumpet vine still had blooms that both Sleepy and Cloudless would come in and nectar from.

As to be expected, most individuals were aged and well worn, but a few of the Cloudless were quite clean and bright. All would fly in and out of the deeper grasses and wood edges, perhaps demonstrating their interest to find shelter in the hours/days ahead for attempted over-wintering. Great to know that the colony should be active again next season.

Great time to enjoy my special place.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Sleepy Orange 8
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 6

Cloudless Sulphurs

Sleepy Orange

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

I spent most of the day outside working. There is very little nectar here now.

  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Sachem 2

Jackie Parker

Cape May National Golf Club
Cape May County, NJ

  • Orange Sulphur 4
  • Common Buckeye 1

Tom Reed

Avalon Seawatch (beach between 8/9th streets)
Cape May County, NJ

Butterflies noted while conducting waterbird migration count. Most seen from late morning to mid-afternoon; also a strong southbound movement of ladybugs (perhaps 1000+) and leafhoppers (easily 100+) during the afternoon. All butterflies flying south except 1 northbound Monarch. Sunny with winds sustained from the west around 10mph and temps in the mid/upper 60s.

  • Cabbage White 1
  • Orange Sulphur 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red Admiral 5
  • Common Buckeye 11
  • Monarch 6

Steven Glynn

Union Lake WMA- Sherman Ave. access
Cumberland County, NJ

Late morning, 63 degrees.

  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Red Admiral 1
  • Common Buckeye 1

Eastern Comma

Variegated Fritillary

Tom Reed

Cape May Pt. State Park
Cape May County, NJ

Observations from hawkwatch platform; most activity during late AM/afternoon. Most butterflies flying s/w along dunes. Afternoon weather = sunny, winds NW 10mph, temps in the low/mid-60s.

  • Cloudless Sulphur 1
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Monarch 15

Claire Campbell

Duchess Avenue Backyard, Marlton
Burlington County, NJ

1 blackswallowtail caterpillar!

  • Black Swallowtail 0

Jack Miller

my yard Petersburg
Cape May County, NJ

Poor girl was barely able to fly.

  • Cabbage White 1
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