Connecting people with nature in Ontario's Mississippi Valley

Hummingbird Moth

MVFN Nature Notebook Sightings

Sighting sent in August 11 2016:

The Hummingbird Moth has been visiting the Phlox patch every day and my husband, Nat Capitanio, captured great close-up pictures. Photos of August 10, 2016.

Hummingbird Moth. photo Nat Capitano

Hummingbird Moth. photos Nat Capitanio

HUMMINGBIRD MOTH 5 AUG 10 2016 (1280x719)HUMMINGBIRD MOTH 3 AUG 10 2016 (1280x719)

Lise Balthazar
Sheridan Rapids
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Grapevine beetle and katydid

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Sighting sent in July 19, 2016:  A Grapevine beetle “by my front door” and a katydid: “I think the green is incredible”

Iain Wilkes, Carleton Place

It sure is incredible, thanks Iain!

Katydid Iain WilkesGrapevine beetle Iain Wilkes


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Mystery butterfly? in Sheridans Rapids

MVFN Nature Notebook Sightings

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.



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Cerulean Warbler in Maberly

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.

Cerulean Warbler


The image is from 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.”

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