Sighting for June 15, 2014

Allan R. Loudell

Cape May Bird Observatory Gareden, Goshen & Beaver Swamp WMA
Cape May County, NJ

Medium-sized butterfly flying afar at CMBO Garden, probably either Vanessa species or Common Buckeye…

Cape May Bird Observatory Garden at Goshen razed all the butterfly bush and other nectar sources, probably to rid the garden of non-native plants. Butterfly species and numbers also down, though (compared to previous years) without these nectar sources concentrating the butterflies.

  • Black Swallowtail 8
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 13
  • Cabbage White 28
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Gray Hairstreak 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue Dozens
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 3
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 2