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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 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.”

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Bluebirds and Butterflies in Sheridan Rapids

Bluebirds and Butterflies in Sheridan Rapids

MVFN Nature Notebook sighting and photos sent in June 3, 2016. Our Lilac bushes are attracting many butterflies, including Swallowtails and even a Monarch!
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The baby Bluebirds are growing fast! 
Lise Balthazar
Sheridan Rapids
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MVFN Nature Notebook sighting

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

Sighting sent in May 21, 2016:

My husband Nat Capitano spotted several “dust devils” in a field near Balderson.

I checked one of my Bluebird nesting boxes and found several babies, featherless and eyes closed.

Lise Balthazar, Sheridan Rapids

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Indigo Bunting Beckwith May 14, 2016

Indigo Bunting

MVFN Nature Notebook Sighting

Indigo Bunting sighting and beautiful photos: sent in May 14, 2016 by Heather Ebbs. Bird seen at feeder Lake Park Road, Beckwith Township, late afternoon approximately 5:30 pm May 14, 2016

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