South Jersey Butterfly Project
Some January finds over the years
Atlantic County, NJ
You can find a complete year-by-year table of all first sightings, each year 2008-2021, by going to our blog here:
Our earliest ever Am snout was found on Jan 1, 2020.
Our earliest ever mourning cloak was found last year: Jan 4, 2021
Our log's earliest-ever common buckeye was found on Jan 2, 2016, believe it or not – at Coxhall Creek, CMY, by Jim Dowdell and then closely followed the very next day by Dave Amadio finding another in GLO (Wheelebrator) and Jack Miller finding a third in CMY (the Beanery). All were photographed.
Our earliest-ever Questionmark was found on Jan 7, 2008.
Monarch earliest dates can be confusing. We have had several records of monarchs found in January and one in February, but these are survivors from the previous year and, unlike snout, question mark, and buckeye, monarchs do not over-winter as adults or any life stage in NJ (as far as we know!). Our log's earliest newly-arriving monarch was spotted by Tom Reed flying across Delaware Bay on March 9, 2020.
See the links above for these and other records of early (and late) finds.
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