Category Archives: Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids

October 2015 Photo Gallery

Our log did well in October. Despite the inevitable decline of butterfly diversity and numbers as autumn days grow shorter and colder, we logged more reports in October (173) than in September (163), which was our first month using the … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Milkweed Butterflies, Nymphalids, Photo Forum, Pierids, Skippers | Comments Off on October 2015 Photo Gallery

An Overlookable Migrant

Some migrant butterflies are so brightly-colored or so numerous (or both) that you can’t help noticing them when they are on the move: ¬†monarchs, painted ladies, red admirals, cloudless sulphurs, and others. At the other end of the spectrum we … Continue reading

Posted in Early Dates, Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Late Dates, Looking At Our Data, Migration, Nymphalids | Comments Off on An Overlookable Migrant

September 2015 Photo Gallery

Among its many other advantages, David Reese’s new logging system allows us to share our photographs much more easily than we could previously. You can see all 70+ photographs posted by our observers in September 2015 by going to our … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, ID Challenges & Tips, Lycaenids, Nymphalids, Photo Forum, Pierids, Skippers, Swallowtails | Comments Off on September 2015 Photo Gallery

Late July to mid-August Photo Gallery

As always, SJBF Project photographers have been documenting sightings throughout our area. Here are just few of their recent shots — with at least one from each of our eight counties. Thanks to these contributors for passing along their photos. … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Lycaenids, Nymphalids, Photo Forum, Pierids, Skippers, Swallowtails | Comments Off on Late July to mid-August Photo Gallery

Franklin Parker Preserve June 13

On June 13 Stephen Mason led 13 members of our group on a field trip to Parker Preserve. Our luck was very good for one of our two target species: we found the first two-spotted skippers (four individuals in total) … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Field Trips, First Emergences, Lycaenids, Moths, Skippers | Comments Off on Franklin Parker Preserve June 13

A Cat Emerges…

Chris Herz reports on a neat addition to her yard list — wild indigo duskywing caterpillars. “I just planted the wild indigo last fall (three small plants) after purchasing them at Clemenson Farms Native Plant Nursery in Estell Manor. The … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Skippers | Comments Off on A Cat Emerges…

Let’s Urge NJ To Do Something About Neonicotinoid Pesticides

The South Jersey butterflyers who attended this month’s NABA conference in Chattanooga, TN, came back with happy tales of Dianas and other memorable sightings — and also a sad update of the monarch’s situation. Experts at the meeting painted a … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation Action, Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Host Plants, Milkweed Butterflies | 1 Comment

Monarch Generations

We now have newly-emerged adult monarchs flying in South Jersey — apparently the first “Jersey-raised” monarchs of 2014. Ordinarily, our log collects only a handful of records of monarchs from mid-April to early May, and that was the case this … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, Looking At Our Data, Migration, Milkweed Butterflies | Comments Off on Monarch Generations

April is the coolest month!

Is there a lovelier time of year in South Jersey than late April? Our first flowering plants — high-bush blueberry, shadbush, sassafras, trailing arbutus, dwarf cinquefoil, various violets, and others — are blooming; black cherry and other trees and shrubs … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, First Emergences, Lycaenids, Pierids, Skippers | Comments Off on April is the coolest month!

Azures before April?

    The emergence of the first blueberry azures seems the first day of spring for many of us South Jersey butterflyers and our patience is being sorely tested this year. Take a look at our list of Early & … Continue reading

Posted in Eggs, Cats, Chrysalids, First Emergences, Host Plants, Looking At Our Data, Lycaenids | Comments Off on Azures before April?