Sighting for November 11, 2016

Steven Glynn

Dix WMA near Fairton
Cumberland County, NJ

Mostly cloudy, 62 degrees at my early afternoon visit. This area remains active with everything coming into this large, decaying field of goldenrod.

The breaks in clouds revealed a very warming sun and it was educational to watch how the butterfly activity reacted. Cloudless Sulphurs, absent from yesterday’s visit, were the most obvious species to watch as they reacted to the sun’s appearances. Like a natural game of musical chairs, they flew in the warming sun, only to hit the deck immediately after it withdrew.

The appearance of Little Yellow once again was another record setting surprise for our area and based on my photos, is a different individual than another found three days ago.

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Cloudless Sulphur 4
  • Little Yellow 1
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Common Buckeye 8

Little Yellow

Red-banded Hairstreak

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Variegated Fritillary

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye