An Hour North of us there was Frost Last week around Toronto & below Buffalo to the south of us. SO, I was surprised to see the Monarch today, and the red Admiral last week.
Butterfly (MONARCH IN BOLD, for Monarch Watch)
& Bird, Sightings (for Canadian Wildlife Federation-I have Habitat Certification )
from Oct 13th 2004 back to Aug. 29/04
in Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada. ( I have not included my Name & address because of the posting to the forum.)
All sighting were in my front, back & boulevard gardens the #1 favourite bush of the Butterflies is the Lilac coloured Butterfly bush, then the white one. So, I will not repeat when they were frequently on these, just the other plants & only once for each.
Oct. 13/2004 MONARCH 2:30PM
Oct. 8th Red Admiral 5:30pm
10/3 MONARCH 12:30pm
Sept. 28th MONARCH 8:55am
9/27 MONARCH 12:50pm, 12:30pm, 9:45am
9/26 MONARCH Sun. 5:45pm
9/25 MONARCH 10:40am
9/24 MONARCH 6:30pm
9/14 Two MONARCH’s
9/12 “ 2pm
9/11 Two MONARCH’S @ the same time 3:30pm, 1 was on COSMOS
& 1 in the evening
9/10 Fri. THREE MONARCH’S @ the same time CLOSE to each other 9:45am after a 5 inch rain
9/7 3:05pm still Monarch – overcast after Rain
9/5 Sun. MONARCH 10:20am & ALL Day even 7:15pm & on Purple top Brazilian Verbena
9/4 Sat. AM. & PM.
9/3 Fri. THREE MONARCH’S & a Red Admiral @ the same time
also on Cut leaf Rudbeckia
9/1 Wed. THREE MONARCH’S @ 1pm. same bush. Also 9:37am
Aug 31 MONARCH Tues. 3:15pm on the Black Knight Butterfly bush.
Also 10:37am & 10am a Hummingbird, no feeders JUST FLOWERS.
8AM. BIG commotion in the back yard at the bird feeder, then sighted a
“Sharp shinned HAWK” resting on the fence, with the 3 bands quite visible on his tail. We are a short distance from the Hydro Canal with it’s wildlife corridor, to the Niagara river.
Aug 29 3:52pm 3:27, 3:20, 2:58, Two MONARCH’s 2:10, 1:56, 1:50, feeding it seems all day. 1
MONARCH resting on Cedar, 1;35, 1:20, 1:12, 12:40pm. 11:12 Two MONARCH’s 10:48, 10:23am
Aug 29 Sun. 2:00pm American Goldfinch feeding on Evening Primrose seeds 1 Female 2males
Robin, Blackbird, Grackle, Starlings, Mourning Dove, Cardinal, Sparrows, Baby finch, Pinesiskin
All in the front yard at the same time it was all feeding, with no feeder. On Liatrus, batchelor’s buttons, in the cup of the leaf of the butterfly bush, water or earwigs, I don’t know.
An unfamiliar Brown bird – speckled under & bk. Bigger 10” on the ground. 2:58 goldfinch feeding on Cutleaf Rudbeckia-yellow coneflower, 4:05 five of them 1 cosmos, delphinium, & a try on Culver’s root. 4:10 – 4:15 1st hummingbird feeding on B. bush & resting over Nepeta.
A great number of goldfinch this year. Feeding 1st on cosmos, mountain bluet, nicotania, echinachea & black eyed Susan’s & rough blazing star. Loretta