Sighting for August 4, 2013

Allan R. Loudell

Cape May Bird Observatory Garden, Goshen
Cape May County, NJ

My first Monarch of the year, and indeed, I almost missed it, as it was flying over the parking lot as I was driving in.

Monarch scarcity at this location at this time of year stunning!

For that matter, complete absence of Vanessa species is also very unusual. And only my first Buckeye this year.

  • Black Swallowtail 20+
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 20+
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 25+
  • Cabbage White 3
  • Juniper Hairstreak 2
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 3
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 20+
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 3
  • Little Glassywing 3
  • Zabulon Skipper 10
  • Broad-winged Skipper 50+
  • Dun Skipper 4