March 2022 Sightings

Chip Krilowicz

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park
Camden County, NJ

This is a converted landfill into a Park, grasslands and wetlands.

[Our first cabbage white of the year and the first butterfly report from CAM in 2022. Thank you, Chip! jc]

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack McDonough

Narrows Rd, Belleplain
Cape May County, NJ

Sunny at 51 degrees; WNW winds at 7mph.

[All three of our classic over-winterers in one spot. Nice! jc]

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Dolores Amesbury

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

I enjoyed watching the Mourning Cloaks floating through the woods on this balmy afternoon. The Commas were chasing each other all over the place!

  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Mourning Cloak

Eastern Comma

Clay Sutton

East Creek Trail in Belleplain State Forest
Cape May County, NJ

  • Question Mark 1

Question Mark

Jennifer Bulava

Crystal Lake Park, Mansfield Twp
Burlington County, NJ

My first butterflies of the year seen between 1:30-2:00pm! Anglewings were flying a good 10-12 feet over my head, one in the middle of the woods, the other out on the edge of the field. 75 degrees but extreme winds.

  • Anglewing sp. 2

Scott McConnell

Middle Twp
Cape May County, NJ

Mourning Cloak phone camera photo – best I could do!

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Cynthia Allen

My yard in CMCH
Cape May County, NJ

Finally, my FOY butterflies. The M. Cloak brushed right past me in flight. Tha anglewing, most likely E. Comma, flew over my head.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Greg Prelich

Collier's Mills WMA
Ocean County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Brian Johnson

Bellplain state forest
Cape May County, NJ

Took a nice long walk on the sand roads today. MC are have a good year. I've already seen many more this year than I saw all of last year.

[Yes, we've already had ~15 reports. Let's hope the good year continues for mo cloaks. They have been down for three of our last four years – 2021, 2019, and 2018. And in 2020 they just reached our log's 10-year average for 2009-2018. jc.]

  • American Snout 1
  • Anglewing sp. 3
  • Mourning Cloak 11

Mourning Cloak

Jennifer Bulava

Amico Island, Delran
Burlington County, NJ

1 cabbage white flying despite 45 degrees and 20 mph winds! Seen just off the Amico Island parking lot on the new greenway trail around noon.

[Our log's second cabbage white in 2022 and first in BUR. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1

Chip Krilowicz

Cramer Hill Preserve
Camden County, NJ

  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

David L. Amadio

Riverwinds River Trail & Community center
Gloucester County, NJ

Obs. made from 1:45 to 3, Sunny 56-59 deg. & winds S9-12. A very comfortable afternoon. Mourning Cloak got by me in a hurry. Commas chasing each other through the woods.

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Jack Miller

Estell Manor rd
Cumberland County, NJ

Low 50's and froggy (Jersey chorus, peepers and wood frogs). I spent the day in New Castle DE and therefore did not have camera or binoculars. On the drive home at 3:45 I decided to walk the road as it was still lovely out. My phone is not the ticket for taking photos and I only got 1 chance.

[Nice! Our first azure of 2022 and our first lycaenid of any kind. Good find! jc]

  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Blueberry Azure

Chip Krilowicz

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park
Camden County, NJ

[Our first photo of cabbage white in 2022. jc]

  • Cabbage White 1

cabbage white

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

Incidental sighting while in the backyard.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Vicky McErlean

Barnegat Township- Old Cedar Bridge Tavern Rd
Ocean County, NJ

First of the year butterfly

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Manasquan WMA
Ocean County, NJ

Our first anglewings of the spring!

  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Eastern Comma

Scott McConnell

Middle Twp
Cape May County, NJ

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Tom Reed

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

Mourning Cloak flew west along beachfront around 12:45. Sunny, 56ºF, winds S/SW 10mph.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jack Connor

Mannheim Ave (dirt extension), Galloway
Atlantic County, NJ

3:45-5:00 pm. Sunny, high 60's, little wind. Mo cloaks singletons spaced out over about half a mile. Four anglewings in two sets of two chasing each other; two that landed in sight were commas and perhaps all four were. Both azures were "marginata."

  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Anglewing sp. 2
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • Mourning Cloak 4

Blueberry Azure

Eastern Comma

Mourning Cloak

Jeanine Apgar and Greg Prelich

Estelle Manor Road
Cumberland County, NJ

Some new species for the year and Blueberry Azure is a lifer! Nice to meet Jack Miller out in the field today!

  • Blueberry Azure 2
  • Question Mark 1
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Mourning Cloak 5

Blueberry Azure

Question Mark

Eastern Comma

Tom Bailey

Tabernacle Township yard
Burlington County, NJ

A Mourning Cloak in the yard today landed on an Oregon Grape Holly bush which has just started blooming. It stayed for about 5 minutes and I was able to confirm it was nectaring.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Mourning Cloak

Greg Prelich and Jeanine Apgar

Beaver Dam Rd.
Cape May County, NJ

55 degrees and rising temps, with mostly clear skies made for a nice day. Snouts and the Azure were flying up to red maple flowers.

  • Blueberry Azure 1
  • American Snout 3
  • Mourning Cloak 6

Mourning Cloak

American Snout

Blueberry Azure

Blueberry Azure

Scott McConnell

Middle Twp
Cape May County, NJ

  • Cabbage White 1

Jack Miller

MacNamara WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Many of us have noticed and reported how early Spring bflys can be skitterish and are likely to fly high into trees. Two dogfighting Henry's flew across the road and soared to the treetops. The only bfly I saw that was not flying was a MC; when it took off it was "attacked" by another MC and the two of them as they rose into the canopy startled a snout which took flight. The anglewing was a flyby as was the other snout. Not exactly a day for photos.

[Our log's first elfin for 2022. Nice! jc]

  • Henry's Elfin 2
  • American Snout 2
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 2

Chip Krilowicz

Cramer Hill Waterfront Park
Camden County, NJ

Runt of a sulphur seen close several times as a fly-by. No orange in wings.

[Our log's first sulphur for 2022. Congrats on the find! jc]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Clouded Sulphur 1

Greg Prelich

Lakehurst
Ocean County, NJ

Another ideal spring day in the mid-60s brought out the Azures during a short butterfly walk near home.

  • Blueberry Azure 5
  • Anglewing sp. 1
  • Mourning Cloak 1

Blueberry Azure

Jesse Connor

Our yard in Port Republic
Atlantic County, NJ

Our first yard butterfly of 2022.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Beth Polvino

Cape May Point Lake Lily
Cape May County, NJ

Out for a walk and a mourning cloak flew by.

  • Mourning Cloak 1

Jennifer Bulava

Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton
Burlington County, NJ

Around 11am, historic side of park

  • Eastern Comma 1
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