Category Archives: Pierids

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

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Migrants Crossing Paths In Southern NJ

It’s that’s exciting time of year for butterfly watchers when we can see migrants on the move in both directions in southern NJ: NJ breeders heading south and southern species migrating in what seems the wrong direction, north through southern … Continue reading

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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

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Some August Finds

We have had a number of good finds in the last week or two. Shawn Wainwright’s Ocola skipper is the first of the year for our log, species #90, and he spotted it in Ocean County, where it is usually … Continue reading

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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

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Photo Forum 2: Suffering with Sulphurs

We could use some help with this one, everybody! Jesse Amesbury’s photo is our first report of sulphurs of any kind on the log this year, and so it seems a good time to get a discussion going on what … Continue reading

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April Jewels’ Day

    March’s cold and rain seemed to end suddenly on the first day of the new month with a delightful burst of sunshine and butterflies. ¬†Temperatures climbed well above 6o and stayed there for hours. At long last, we … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Butterflies

Thanks to three of our most intrepid butterflyers, we have records of two butterflies in the Christmas Season.* [Make that three species as of 12-28-13. See Update below.] Dave Amadio found and photo’d the clouded sulphur above at Riverwinds (Gloucester … Continue reading

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August 2013 Compilation

August 2013 was another very good¬†month for butterflying in South Jersey. We found 61 species during the month (one more than last August’s good count of 60). We also totaled 3680+ reports, topping last August’s excellent total of 3300+ and … Continue reading

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Kevin Karlson you need not be: the value of blurry photos

Dave Amadio sent in the following note with his photos above: “Had the giant swallowtail again this afternoon [8-30-13] at Wheelabrator in Westville. I am somewhat embarrassed to send such poor images. Kevin Karlson I am not! In my defense, … Continue reading

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