Sightings sent in July 1st and July 6, 2016: A mystery butterfly. Or can someone confirm the identity for us?
Lise Balthazar, Sheridan Rapids
MVFN NATURE NOTEBOOK NOTE: At first we thought it might be a rather unusual sighting of a species not likely to occur here. See the first photo below which is of an individual seen by Lise on July 1st. The other two are both of another individual butterfly, possibly the same species as the first.
First photo here is one from July 1: seen on the grass. It may or may not be the same species as the next two photos, which are both of a different individual.
Cerulean Warbler sighting sent to MVFN Nature Notebook
Alison Bentley sent in a report June 3, 2016 of a male Cerulean Warbler singing consistently in Maberly, ON. First noted May 29th and every day since.
The image is from https://www.ontario.ca/page/cerulean-warbler. Note that the Cerulean Warbler is a Species at Risk in Ontario – Status Threatened. “In Ontario and the United States, the main threat to this warbler is habitat loss from degrading and fragmenting forests, since it requires relatively large tracts of forest.”