This morning I walked the Trent Nature Area trails on the canal side of University Drive. Over the 2.5 hrs I was there, I saw at least three dozen Red Admirals and one American Lady. Obviously, they survived the -7C temperatures last night with no problem. Other species of interest included at least 12 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, 1 White-throated Sparrow and 1 Winter Wren. Serviceberry was in bloom on at least two trees and the flowers on both White Trillium and Marsh Marigold were very close to opening.
Location: Trent University
Observer: Drew Monkman