Making Pinery more butterfly friendly

In today’s post, summer student Barbara Alber shares a project she completed this year at Pinery Provincial Park.

Butterflies. They’re beautiful, they’re ecologically significant, and they’re one of the only insects that doesn’t make people squirm.

They’re also in trouble.

Continue reading Making Pinery more butterfly friendly

Monarchs and Migrants at Presqu’ile

September is the perfect time to catch migratory birds and butterflies on their way south, and the Great Lakes shoreline gives nature-lovers a front-row seat!

Don’t miss Presqu’ile Provincial Park‘s annual Monarchs & Migrants Weekend (September 4-6, 2015), featuring bird banding, monarch tagging, guided adventures, children’s programming and more!
Continue reading Monarchs and Migrants at Presqu’ile

Monarch migration: an awe-inspiring spectacle

Guest Blogger: Laura Penner
Natural Heritage Education Leader
Rondeau Provincial Park
 

September is a great time to come out and enjoy all of nature’s colours. The goldenrod is in bloom, and the vibrant purple blooms of cylindrical blazing star dot the dunes along Lakeshore Ave. You may even see the black and orange wings of a monarch butterfly as it stops to feed on one of these colourful flowers. Continue reading Monarch migration: an awe-inspiring spectacle