Great Swamp Butterfly Count, etc., July 7, 2015

Male Eastern Tailed-Blue, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, July 5, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Male Eastern Tailed-Blue, Great Swamp NWR, NJ, July 5, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

The annual Great Swamp Area Butterfly Count was held this past Sunday, July 5, 2015.  43 species and 1,756 individuals were tallied by the many particiapnts. As expected, Great Spangled Fritillary led the count with 270. Other species observed include: Horace’s Duskywing, Black Dash, Mulberry Wing, Common Sootywing, Tawny-edged Skipper, Zabulon Skipper, etc. 10 Monarchs were counted.

Black Dash on Swamp Milkweed, Great Swamp NWR, July 5, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Black Dash on Swamp Milkweed, Great Swamp NWR, July 5, 2015 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)


Bird Notes

A Blue Grosbeak was found at Finderne Wetlands, July 6 (Jeff Ellerbusch).


The Yellow-breasted Chat at Lord Stirling Park was not seen or heard on July 5.


From Tim Vogel, July 5:
2 Common Ravens flying over Rt. 80 in Denville. They’ve become scarce lately.
2 Black-crowned Night-Herons on the Rockaway River, near St. Clare’s hospital (Denville) this afternoon (July 5).”


From George Eschenbach:
“A Common Raven landed briefly in the tall spruce trees behind our house in Madison. It called to a more distant Raven then flew off to the south. I think this is only my second sighting in the yard this year, they were much more regular last year.”


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Finis


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