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June 2022 meeting sightings

Bloodroot, left; Ginger, right; Red Trillium
Linda Sewell and Pete MacEwen noted these plants as they walked the Macnamara Trail on May 7, 2022. 
Above, from left, Bloodroot, Wild Ginger; bottom: Red Trillium

They also saw a Trout Lily with red stamens.

Stephen Duff saw this Eastern Giant Swallowtail on MacHardy Road on May 28, 2022

Linda Sewell found this Goldenrod Crab Spider on Yellow Ladies Slipper, Black Donald Lake, May 28, 2022.

Alberto Suarez-Esteban spotted fireflies in Pakenham on May 26, 2022; John Lawrence also saw fireflies on Torwood Drive, Dunrobin from May 26 to May 30. Ann Lambert saw Monarch Butterflies at MacLaren’s Landing on May 30, 2022.

On May 30, 2022, Stephen Duff saw this Black Bear  on Ramsey Concession 8 
Later that day she saw three toads on top of each other!
Ann Lambert saw American Toads spawning at MacLaren’s Landing.
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Ann had fixed a tray inside her gazebo for a Phoebe; instead, it was taken over by a Robin with three eggs due to hatch the next week!
Robin nesting in gazebo; eggs due to hatch

More Birds

Linda Lackner spotted this Red-throated Loon on Stoney Point, Ottawa River on May 9, 2022

On May 19, 2022, Alberto Suarez-Esteban heard a male Eastern Whip-poor-will singing on Nature’s Apprentice Farm in Pakenham; John Lawrence heard one on May 31, on Torwood Drive, Dunrobin.

Stephen Duff spotted this Black-billed Cuckoo on May 22, 2022 on MacHardy Road
Michael Runtz spotted this Yellow Warbler building a nest near the lookout tower on the Macnamara Trail on May 29, 2022
Michael also spotted a Red-shouldered Hawk chased by an American Crow that day on Lady’s-slipper Lane,
Macnamara Nature Trail
Michael spotted this Female Northern Harrier carrying nest material, mobbed by a Red-winged Blackbird, then attacked by another female Northern Harrier,
all on May 29 at Antrim
Female Northern Harrier attacked by another female Northern Harrier.
Also that day at Antrim, Michael watched a Wilson’s Snipe winnowing with its tail feathers.
Ann Lambert photographed this Bobolink at MacLaren’s Landing
on May 30,2022.
Ann Lambert saw this Indigo Bunting at one of her feeders on May 24
Ann photographed this Chestnut-sided Warbler on May 29, also at MacLaren’s Landing