Sighting for June 18, 2018

Henry Kindervatter

Pole Farm (Mercer Meadows)
Mercer County, NJ

I arrived about 3 pm and stayed until about 5 pm. It was mostly sunny with intermittent clouds and breeze, about 90º F. The milkweed and dogbane are nearing their peak bloom. Three monarchs (one of which was a caterpillar) were observed.

  • Cabbage White 6
  • Red-banded Hairstreak 1
  • 'Summer' Spring Azure 2
  • Great Spangled Fritillary 18
  • Mourning Cloak 1
  • Red-spotted Purple 1
  • Little Wood-Satyr 1
  • Monarch 3
  • Little Glassywing 1
  • Zabulon Skipper 3

Monarch caterpillar