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 Fort Indiantown Gap Grassland and Regal Fritillary Butterfly Tours! The schedule for these enjoyable and informative tours has been announced. 2024 tour dates will be July 4, 5, 6, and 7 (Thursday-Sunday).

Just as in the past two years, they will require all attendees (babies and children included) to:

  • Register/create an iSportsman account. (If attendee is already registered in iSportsman from previous years, do not register again, but instead move directly to the safety briefing and then permit selection, available May 28.)
  • Obtain one Free permit (permits visible AFTER registrant views and completes the 2024 Grassland and Butterfly safety brief video. Available May 28.)

Registration and all additional information may be found at this updated website: ButterflyTours - Fort Indiantown Gap - iSportsman.

Note: Early intelligence informs us that July 6 will be the date of the Springdale Butterfly Count. Please be aware that if regular participants in this event choose to visit Indiantown Gap instead - there will be consequences!

Our Next Meeting

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

Full details are found on our Upcoming Events page.

Register Here for the May Zoom Meeting.

Our Next Field Trip

Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area

  • Date: April 27 (April 28)
  • Location: Highlands Borough, Monmouth County
  • Leader: Keith Richmond (908) 616-5658

Our goal species here is Henry’s Elfin, but many others are likely to be seen, including American Copper, Juniper Hairstreak, azures, and American Lady.

Meet at restrooms at the center of parking area B (the first large lot on the right after you enter the Hook). Bring lunch.

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?

Butterflies In The News

As a follow-up to our April meeting presentation by Dave Pavlik:

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