New Jersey Butterfly Club

A chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA)

Baltimore Checkerspot
Coral Hairstreak
Great Spangled Fritillary
Red Admiral
Northern Metalmark
Baltimore Checkerspot

NJ Butterflies

Identification and life history information for every species found in the state.

NJ Butterfly Sites

Information on where and when to look for butterflies in NJ.


Upcoming meetings, field trips, and other events.


2024 Butterfly Counts: will run from Thursday June 27 thru Sunday July 21. Please consider participating. Refer to the full schedule.

Why participate? Read this article from the UK discussing that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by up to 10%.

Introducing the New e-Butterfly Mobile App: An organization called eButterfly has released a new app called e-Butterfly. The app uses AI to help identify to species butterflies using photos you have taken using your phone.

View their webpage where you will find more info about this app, download links, as well as a registration link to a webinar to get you started using the app to be held on Thursday, July 18th at 6 PM (EST)/7 PM (EDT).

Our Next Meeting

Please remember that there is no meeting in July (Butterfly Counts) or August (Club Annual Picnic).

  • Presenting - To be announced
  • Speaker - To be announced
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024 – 7:30 PM

Full details are found on our Upcoming Events page.

Our Next Field Trip

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center

  • Date: Friday, JULY 19 (no rain date), 9:30
  • Location: Chester Twp., Morris County
  • Leader: Bill Lynch of the NJCF and a mob of club members.

Friday trip with the NJ Conservation Foundation. We usually see about 15-20 species of butterflies on these trips, which are open to the general public. This is a great chance to share our knowledge of butterflies and other taxa to novices, including children. Indoor bathrooms.

Meet at the main building (down the steps from the large gravel parking lot) at 170 Longview Road, Far Hills. These trips begin at 9:30 and normally end around noon. Afterwards many members go to the adjacent Willowwood Arboretum to eat lunch and walk through the gardens and fields. Bathroom available.

Our Full List of Field Trips contains everything you need to know about this and all our outings. Please join us!

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?

Stories About Butterflies

Great Events in NJ Butterfly History: by Sharon and Wade Wander

The kick-off submission chronicles the amazing congregation of hairstreaks at the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Fredon Twp., Sussex County, on June 22, 2015. Read it here.

Butterflies in the News

7/9/24: "Insecticide Residues on Ornamental Milkweed Can Harm Monarch Butterflies" from Entomology Today. Read it here.

Earlier Butterflies in the News articles on a variety of butterfly related subjects from various sources are available.