Today, I had a new butterfly species in the garden – a Silver-spotted Skipper. This large, fast-flying skipper is easy to identify, given the prominent silver patch on the underside of the hindwing. It was nectaring at my Joe-Pye Weed. Monarchs continue to come everyday, as well. Yesterday, I saw my first meadowhawk dragonfly of the year. I’m not certain of the species. A pair of House Wrens were checking out a nesting box in the yard today, too. The male sang several times. However, they did not stay at the box long.

Location: Maple Crescent, Peterborough
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.