August sightings of note

Hummingbird Clearwing Moths are regular visitors at the phlox in our garden. Gwen Forsyth, Lakefield Your column several weeks ago regarding Gypsy Moths really caught our attention. We have a cottage on Jack Lake and recall the infestation back in the 1970s. This past several weeks our cottage there have Read more…

July Sightings of Interest

20th Annual Petroglyphs Butterfly Count: The compiling of the July 21st butterfly count is finally finished  and final results have been submitted to the North America Butterfly Association. A total of 55 species were recorded, slightly above the average for the last few years. The Indian Skipper found in the Park Read more…

June sightings of interest

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) (1) – Reported Jul 01, 2019 04:39 by Donald A. Sutherland – Chase Memorial Park, Gannons Narrows, Ontario – Map: – Checklist:                 Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (2) – Reported Jun 27, 2019 11:00 by Dave Milsom – Peterborough–Trent Read more…

July sightings of note

Another fox in city dining on Gray Squirrels There was a large number of squirrels in our neighbourhood. Then came a large, gray-coloured fox, easily the size of my fifty pound Springer Spaniel. I’d often see it at first light, and thrice seen carrying a black-phase Gray Squirrel. The squirrel Read more…

Sightings of note: June 3 – 9

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida) (1) – Reported Jun 03, 2018 05:57 by Chris Risley – Jones Quarter Line and Bland Line, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: – Checklist: – Comments: “previously reported, heard giving dry buzz song, then seen”               Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) Read more…

Sightings from eBird – another Red-headed Woodpecker

Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) (1) – Reported Jun 01, 2017 14:50 by Scott Gibson – Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario – Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.4180879,-78.2587266&ll=44.4180879,-78.2587266 – Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37313046 – Comments: “female. south cell” Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) (1) – Reported May 29, 2017 13:00 by Kathryn Sheridan – Lakefield Water Tower, Peterborough, Ontario Read more…