WILD NEW JERSEY: East Brunswick Patch: The Butterfly Park - What's Flying Now?
East Brunswick Patch: The Butterfly Park - What's Flying Now?
A November surprise. A Question Mark at the Park. Photo Credit: Dave Moskowitz
By David Moskowitz: I didn't think I'd be writing another Butterfly Park update until next March or April, but this weekend offered a surprise and a challenge. On Sunday the weather was extraordinary with bright sunshine and temperatures around 70. It was one of those days when all you want to do is to be outside. After heading to Brendan Byrne State Forest and finding a few awesome fall-flying buck moths, and seeing a number of butterflies there too, I decided to stop by the Butterfly Park on my way home. It was about 2:30 when I got there and I was running late to watch the Giants and Jets get decimated at a friends home, but it was just too beautiful to be inside. I wasn't there 10 minutes when a rusty orange butterfly flew right past me and into the woods. I was lucky enough to find it and it was a Question Mark! This single wonderful butterfly means that butterflies have been seen this year at the park in every month from April to November. It was also like a gauntlet being thrown down. Can a butterfly be found in every month at the Butterfly Park?