I had my first Monarch of the year this afternoon. It was flitting about in my garden, landing from time to time on the two inch milkweed plants that are emerging from the ground. This is my earliest Monarch by at least two and a half weeks. A Question Mark, American Lady and several Red Admirals also put in an appearance today in the yard.

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.