Monday, August 31, 2009
During an outdoor meeting, a Sharp-shinned Hawk was seen cruising over the fields. It began to circle as it crossed over the North Branch, presumably catching some thermals from the hill on the other side of the river, and proceeded towards East Montpelier. A Broad-winged Hawk was also observed flying and calling over the Nature Center. A very vocal Pileated Woodpecker was also heard throughout the day.
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 8:03 PM
Friday, August 28, 2009
NBNC staff tagged our second Monarch butterfly of the season today. The first was tagged on 8/25, and unfortunately, no Monarchs were found during our first public tagging day on Wednesday despite a search for adults and caterpillars on Milkweed. Public tagging days will take place every Wednesday afternoon in September.
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 8:04 PM