Today, May 24, we saw our first Monarch of the spring. Very exciting! Scott Sargent

Monarch butterfly on Buddleia (Drew Monkman)

On May 23, I spotted this beautiful Monarch in Peterborough. Carley Wilson

Monarch on Common Milkweed on May 23 (Carley Wilson)

On May 9, we had male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and our first Baltimore Oriole in our backyard in Peterborough. (Trudy Gibson)

Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Trudy Gibson)
Male Baltimore Oriole (Trudy Gibson)

On May 5 at Meadowvale Park in Peterborough, I saw a Yellow Warbler, Palm Warbler, and Northern Parula. Carl Welbourn

On May 3 at Meadowvale Park in Peterborough, I saw a Northern Flicker, Yellow Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and Black-and-white Warbler. Carl Welbourn

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.