Yesterday's Monarch tagging session was, again, failing to turn up the Monarch butterflies which have been sparse this season. Only one Monarch was tagged. The absence of Monarchs hasn't kept them from getting attention from the news media: The tagging demonstration of 9/2 was featured on WCAX! We invite you to view the news story and join us at a future Monarch tagging session.
In some avian-related news, a Ruby-throated Hummingbird has still been seen regularly (including today) feeding at the butterfly garden. A pair of Common Mergansers was also seen flying overhead towards the North Branch.