Sighting for April 29, 2012

Barb Sendelbach

Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook (Dune Trail)
Monmouth County, NJ

Most species found nectaring on beach plum flowers. We watched 3 Juniper Hairstreaks flying around a cedar next to a very active plum. Two joined together about 15 feet up to mate.
The same species in other areas covered such as the bike path, scout camp and K lot. Only additional species was one Eastern Tailed-Blue in the area of the Rusty barn. Totals shown are only from the Dune Trail.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 1
  • American Copper 13
  • Henry's Elfin 5
  • Juniper Hairstreak 5
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Question Mark 4
  • Eastern Comma 2
  • American Lady 3
  • Red Admiral 11

Red-banded Hairstreak

Juniper Hairstreak

Henry's Elfin

Juniper Hairstreak