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Cliff Swallows have vacated former nesting sites on two I-287 bridges in Franklin Township. The only known remaining colony in Somerset County is on the Queens Bridge in South Bound Brook (Jeff Ellerbusch).
An Alder Flycatcher was reported June 28 from Tilcon Lake (Tom Smith). This individual is present for most of June.
Great Spangled Fritillaries, Banded Hairstreaks and other butterfly species have exploded in numbers during the past two weeks. Not so with the beleagured Monarch. Seeing two in Harding Twp. this afternoon was a season high count for this observer.
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