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Saturday, September 20, 2008

September 20, 2008

A rare Variegated Fritillary was discovered in the Community Garden today, found by a participant of our Monarch tagging workshop. This butterfly is known to stray north from their usual southern breeding grounds south of New England. This is actually the second time Variegated Fritillary has been observed at the Nature Center, but the last time was nearly ten years ago!

Friday, September 5, 2008

September 5, 2008

Mosquitos were out in force for our first bird walk of the fall, but so were the warblers!

Barred Owl (calling)
Empidonax sp.
Blue-headed Vireo (2)
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Blackburnian Warbler (1)
Pine Warbler (singing)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart (2)
Common Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler (1)
Scarlet Tanager (female)
American Goldfinch (feeding young)

A possible Merlin also zipped passed the group, but was not seen well or again .