Saturday, 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!
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 12:23 PM
Friday, September 5, 2008
Mosquitos were out in force for our first bird walk of the fall, but so were the warblers!
Barred Owl (calling)
Blue-headed Vireo (2)
Black-throated Green Warbler (2)
Blackburnian Warbler (1)
Pine Warbler (singing)
American Redstart (2)
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 .
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 12:22 PM