Daily Archives: July 27, 2015

Butterfly Day Species

Red Admiral pineconeAt least 14 butterfly species were observed in DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst during Butterfly Day on Sunday, July 26, They are:


Red Admiral (photo by Maggie Sojkowski)

Broad-Winged Skipper

Silver-Spotted Skipper

Peck’s Skipper

Clouded Skipper

Least Skipper

Fiery Skipper

Zabulon Skipper

Eastern Comma

Easter Tiger Swallowtail


Pearl Crescent

Eastern-tailed Blue

Cabbage White






Butterfly Day Was Spectacular!

Our Sixth Annual Butterfly Day held yesterday proved to be the best-attended yet, with some 1,000 people, mostly families, visiting DeKorte Park throughout the day. There were at least 14 species identified, which we will list in a post to follow.

Visitors enjoyed butterfly walks and talks and, of course, viewing the winged marvels. Hundreds of kids painted bird boxes to take home and participated in butterfly crafts, coloring and face-painting.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our co-sponsors, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the North Jersey Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association.  Thanks also to the Monarch Teachers Network.

We hope to post multiple photos throughout the day. To start, here are (above, left to right), an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Red Admiral and Silver Spotted Skipper, courtesy of Jim Wright.