We can’t leave out some great bird shots taken at Butterfly Day, like these Forster’s Terns and a Cedar Waxwing from Joe Koscielny. We’ll have more from Butterfly Day tomorrow.
Jim Wright got these awesome pics of a Zabulon Skipper, Monarch and clear-winged moth at Butterfly Day. Check out Jim’s blog, The Celery Farm and Beyond, and see if you can solve his Monday Morning Mystery question.
Here’s some more great butterflies from Saturday courtesy of Joe Koscielny. We’ll post more a little later.
Chris Takacs reports that the Ruff was in DeKorte this morning and sent in the photo above. With low tide coming back around 3 pm, we’ll be able to take another good look for our rare visitor soon. The photo Chris sent shows the Ruff in the impoundment off the Transco Trail parallel to the Turnpike. “Looking back to west it’s preening with a group of 50 or so yellowlegs and Dowitchers.”
In the meantime, check out some Ruff shenanigans from the Netherlands here
Thanks to Patrick Carney for identifying the moths from Moth Night on the previous post! ID’s listed under the photos below.
Thanks to all who came out for Moth Night last Thursday and to Dr. Elena Tartaglia, co-founder of National Moth Week, for her great presentation. Thanks to Joe Koscielny for sending the photos below. Now we need your help in identifying the moths. Know which is which? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors marked 15 species of butterflies and moths on our whiteboard during Butterfly Day on Saturday. Did you see one that isn’t listed? Let us know by emailing email@example.com. Thanks to Alice Leurck for the photo of the Red Admiral above!
Silver Spotted Skipper
Broad Winged Skipper
Easter Tailed Blue
Snowberry Clearwinged Moth
Our Seventh Annual Butterfly Day this past Saturday was a rousing success!! Close to 1,000 people came to DeKorte Park to take in butterfly talks and go on guided walks to see the majestic winged marvels. Kids loved the crafts, coloring, face painting and scavenger hunts, and dressed their butterfly best for the costume contest.
Thanks to our co-sponsors, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association – North Jersey Chapter. We’ll be posting plenty of pics throughout the day.
Check out the story on Butterfly Day in yesterday’s Record.