Aug 2 is it to early for Monarch's. Cause I'm sure I saw one - twice yesterday at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington at the Laking Garden in the Perrennial area at 1pm.ish.
Today, Aug 3, I saw a Red Admiral - twice at the Perrenial gardens of Casa Loma in Toronto at Spadina & Davenport, around 2pm,ish.
Monarch/RedAdmiral & Hummingbird...It's 7:10pm here in Niagara Falls, & I just saw my 1st Hummingbird feeding in my front yard on the 2nd yr. big White butterfly bush. He went to about 4or 5 flowers before he left. I'm so excited to finally get them here. I got my Canadian Wildlife Backyard Habitat certification in the spring & my yard front picture in the Nation Trade magazine "Landscape Trades" with a plug for cwf.
I have lots of gold finch feeding on the cosmos now. It's so wonderful. rburke Niagara Falls, Ont. CANADA
Sightings Monarch, Red Admiral & Swallowtail same time,Sunday, August 22, Black? or Yellow Swallowtail today. ( It much Larger than a Monarch, but had the markings & colouring of the Black Swallowtail, but the shape appeared more straight across the top, than sloped at the top ends. Closed it looked yellow. SO, I'm not sure. My daughter took a close up picture. ) They were All on the Same lilac coloured Butterfly Bush at the same time 11:45am FRONT yard. And then, A hummingbird @ 7:20pm in the Front yard feeding on the White Butterfly Bush. It was quite a day. I now list the other sightings, today & then back to the 12th. .
Monarch 5:45pm Front, & 4:45pm.,4:40pm Back yard - flying, & also at 3:40pm . 2 Monarch's were fluttering above the front Lilac. BB at 2:45pm.
Then 2 Monarch's on the front White B. Bush at the same time at 2pm., @ 11:50am just one on same bush, & At the same time in the Back Garden one was on the Lilac coloured B. Bush.
At 11:45am the Monarch was also on the Front, White bush, & another on the Front Lilac coloured Butterfly Bush . . just before the other 2 species showed up. At the same time was one on the Back Lilac B. Bush. & again at 10:45am., at 10:30 am he was in the front. Sunday the 22nd. They were busy today.
Sat. 21st. 10am ish Front lilac B. bush @ Noon & 1:30pm on the White B bush in the Back with a Red Admiral.
Fri. 20th 1pm ish 2 Monarch's on the white & the lilac B. bushes. in the front yard.
Mon. the 23rd of Aug. 9:52am in Front yard, Monarch feeding on the White, then Lilac coloured Butterfly bushes.
3 Monarch's at the same time in the front yard at 2:25pm. On the lilac coloured butterfly
>bush, then the white BBush, a quick trip to the Cut Leaf Rudbecia,
>black eyed susans, verigated phlox & then a rest wings open. The
>one fluttered with the other two, seeming to chase them away, (one at a time) finally alone, having
>the lilac one to feed then sun itself. The other is in the back on the
>white B. bush. It's been over an hour.
Tues. 8/24 8:45, 9am front yd. flying
Wed. 8/25 10:45am, 11:55 2flying in Back yd., 12:20 on Pink/Wht. Bbushes 4pm in the back yd.
Thurs 26th, 10:40 & 2:20, Fri. 27th 5:15 in the front yd. on Lilac B.bush
Sat. 28th , 10:55 frt yd, 11:12 & ll:18 on lilac B. bush in frt. & 12:21pm.
Then a green Hummingbird on the Lilac B.bush in the back 5' from me.
I'm so glad I started this type of butterfly garden, in the front yard too, it's only 2 yrs old in the front & 3 in the back & I now have hummingbirds this year for the 1st time. & my 1st swallowtail & the past yr. or 2 an ever increasing number of butterfly #'s & species which I hadn't seen since childhood 40 or 50 yrs. ago. I would highly recommend the practice. rettab