Beth and I visited the nearby East Brunswick Butterfly Park yesterday. This place is a real treat to have locally. The variety of plants is spectacular and they attract lots of nice butterflies and other interesting insects. Beth took some excellent pictures, as usual!
The sign at the entrance to the park
Daisy with a bee on it
A large patch of White Lizard's Tail (I think) attracted the most action.
I *think* this is a Crossline Skipper - any takers?
Other butterflies we saw included Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch, Eastern Tailed Blue, Summer Azure, and tons of Cabbage Whites.
Red Milkweed Beetle - Tetraopes tetraophthalmus
I think the action is just beginning to pick up there. We're looking forward to going back later in the summer.