February 2022 Sightings

Jack Connor

Dreamland Again
Atlantic County, NJ

A test of our system. Not a real find!

  • Palamedes Swallowtail 1

Brian Johnson

Home and Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

Both flew away before I could get a good enough look for an identification.

[Congrats Brian for our first reports of 2022. -jm]

  • Anglewing sp. 2

Karen & Brian Johnson

Narrows road Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

A beautiful warm and sunny February day. Butterflies were a little more cooperative today.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Question Mark

Jack Miller

Old Robbins rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 1

Jack Miller

Sunset Rd west of Hands Mill Rd
Cape May County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Spotted while removing invasives in our wooded lot.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Bevan WMA
Cumberland County, NJ

Sun broke through about 1pm and quickly reached 67 degrees.

Cloak was a busy flyer and not giving me a chance to catch up, nor landing for a photo op.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

45 degrees. Warming up on a sunny log.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Therese Hurter

back yard CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

60 degrees and overcast, 15 mph SW winds. Mourning Cloak was flying through back yard this morning, being blown around by wind gusts.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Brian Johnson

Natural Lands Mauricetown preserve
Cumberland County, NJ

At work today. The Snouts were in a small opening where I have been cutting out the Olive and invasive vines. I could only manage one picture from way out before they disappeared.

[Nice! One of two reports today of our first snouts of 2022. Still more evidence that they over-winter as adults in South Jersey. jc]

  • American Snout 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

American Snout

Pat & Clay Sutton

Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

68 degrees at 2 pm when we saw these butterflies. NO photos. Flushed the Mourning Cloak (before seeing) and it flew away, not to be found again for a photo. Am. Snout perched for its photo, but Clay was camera-less and Pat (with the camera) was deep in the woods.

[This report makes three today for snout. Their presence overwintering as adults in South Jersey was once something we wondered about. Over the last several years our observers have proven they do so. jc]

  • American Snout 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeanine Apgar

Home yard, Galloway Township
Atlantic County, NJ

Warm and sunny February day. First butterfly of the year for me! It flew by so fast there was no chance for a photo.

[Nice! Our northernmost report in 2022 so far – and the first for ATL. jc]

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Steven Glynn

Narrows Road in Belleplain SP
Cape May County, NJ

Mid-afternoon, 70 degrees.

[Nice! Our first snout of 2022. jc]

  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

American Snout

Mourning Cloak

Greg Prelich and Jeanine Apgar

Bass River State Forest
Burlington County, NJ

Sunny but only 45 degrees noontime Mourning Cloak. First butterfly of the season for GP. Yay.

[Cool, in both senses of the word! And our first report in 2022 from BUR. jc]

  • Mourning Cloak 1
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