New Jersey Butterfly Club

A chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA)


Flash trip to Willowwood Arboretum: Our regularly scheduled field trips are over, but that hasn't stopped our intrepid Field Trip Chairman Wade Wander from announcing the following!

I’m announcing a flash club trip to Willowwood Arboretum on Sunday, Oct. 1 (a happy October outing). One last trip to take advantage of promised warm and sunny weather before a hard frost shuts down most butterfly activity in the northern part of the state. My thought is that we might luck into seeing a few southern species in the well-maintained gardens. Since the nights (and mornings) are now pretty chilly let’s meet at the picnic tables at noon to have a brown-bag lunch. Then we can check out the flowers in the gardens and walk some trails through the fields where there are flowering asters and goldenrods. Afterward, some folks may want to check out the nearby Kay Environmental Center. Let’s get out butterflying while we can - it will be a long winter!

The Seward Johnson Living Sculpture exhibit is ongoing at Willowwood. So either park at the picnic tables or tell the exhibit parking attendants that you are there for a butterfly walk and you will not have to pay.

Our Next Meeting:

  • Presenting - Tracking butterfly dynamics in an age of insect declines using NABA data
  • Speaker - Dr. Leslie Ries of Georgetown University
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Full details are found on our Upcoming Events page.

Our Next Field Trip:

Our 2023 schedule of field trips has concluded. Please be sure to check back in the spring to see what we have in store for next year.

Butterflies You Might See This Month:

It's a beautiful day - time to go butterflying. Wondering what you might see here in New Jersey this time of year?

Butterflies In The News:

The endangered Atala butterfly found only along the south-east coast of Florida is apparently expanding its range and has in recent years appeared for the first time at several locations on the south-west coast and most recently in the Everglades.

Additional articles on a variety of butterfly related subjects from various sources can be viewed HERE.