Category Archives: Butterflies


The Black Swallowtail is officially named New Jersey’s State Butterfly

It’s about time. On Monday, January 11, 2016 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Bill S939 designating the Black Swallowtail (Papilio Polyxenes) as New Jersey’s official state butterfly. This bill had passed in […]


Hilltop Reservation Meadow

Summer is the perfect time to observe butterflies in action. A favorite spot of mine is the Hilltop Reservation, which is nestled in between North Caldwell and Verona, in Essex County, New Jersey. The Hilltop […]