Saturday, 13 June 2015

Birds n Bugs, Some Recent Observations

A casual check of a patch of milkweed near our house revealed what I have been looking forward to for a long time.

Monarch butterfly sightings are beginning to dot the map in Ontario, but this is my first sighting this year.  I know an egg means an adult butterfly passed through here.  I have experience raising monarchs in the past and this year hope to purchase monarch tags from monarch watch in time for fall migration.

A few other recent pictures:
Ebony jewelwing female.  Jewelwings are common this time of year.

Ebony jewelwing male.

Savannah sparrow, there are many of them nesting on our farm.

Another common sight, our ponds raise big batches of Canada geese each year.
It's a great time of year to be outdoors.


  1. Beautiful spot! Great to hear about the monarchs too.

  2. Thanks Leslie. Even though it's fun to visit new locations, I still enjoy birding and nature watching right here at home.