Tag Archives: Butterfly

Birds and insects in out-of-the-way places – Aug. 31, 2017

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) A visit to the abandoned Whippany Paper Board property in Hanover Twp. this morning, known with the eBird Hotspot alias of Central Park (Hanover Twp.), produced 40 species of birds including 2 Common Ravens, … Continue reading

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Pine Siskin and Red-breasted Nuthatches – June 30, 2016

Pine Siskin at Troy Meadows (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The subject of this post is appropriate for January 30 – but June 30? Six months later? Dave Hall led a New Jersey Audubon field trip today at … Continue reading

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Friday Bird and Butterfly Notes – July 31, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) July 31: another flip of the monthly calendar as summer moves into a more intense southbound migration phase. A pair of Louisiana Waterthrushes remain at Timberbrook Lake in the highlands of Rockaway Township. One … Continue reading

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Weekend Bird and Butterfly Notes – July 26, 2015

Bird Notes These are summer’s light times on the local birding front. Song is diminishing. Young birds abound. Southbound migration is underway. Shorebirds such as Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers are present in the proper habitats. Butterflies A … Continue reading

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

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: … Continue reading

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Butterflies and random field notes, July 4, 2015

(Click on the photo for a larger image.) Butterflies are stealing the local nature news lately. An abundance of Great Spangled Fritillaries, Hairstreak spp. and other species are covering appropriate habitats during the past few weeks. Compton Tortoiseshells, Coral Hairstreaks … Continue reading

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Gypsy Moths; Field Notes – July 2, 2015

“We’re not anticipating any great swaths of defoliation,” said Douglas Fisher, secretary of the state Department of Agriculture (Bugs regroup for attack on North Jersey trees – NorthJersey.com, May 24, 2015). An interesting statement if you frequent the highlands of … Continue reading

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State Record Butterfly; Sunday Field Notes; Sep. 14, 2014

Butterflies: Funereal Duskywing – 1st New Jersey Record On Friday, September 12, 2014 in the Great Swamp NWR, Kurt Hasselman found and photographed the first New Jersey record of Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis). It was on Goldenrod in the parking area … Continue reading

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Sunday Bird Notes, July 20, 2014

Congratulations to neighboring Hunterdon County for hosting a European Golden-Plover the past two days. The number of birds in the non-public areas of Duke Farms in Hillsborough Township shows what happens when habitat is administered in a proper fashion. Field surveys … Continue reading

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Yes, there is a Dickcissel at Negri-Nepote, and other field notes, July 7, 2014

In case anyone doubted the accuracy of July 5th’s report of a Dickcissel at Negri-Nepote Native Grassland Preserve, the empirical evidence is forthwith: (Click on the photo for a larger image.) The Dickcissel was seen this afternoon by the original finder, … Continue reading

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