Observations

Bobolink and Indigo Bunting

Location: 
County Road 7
Date: 
06/09/2006
Description: 

Seen and heard on a walk on County Road 7 this morning: Indigo Bunting,near the corner of #45 and 7; Bobolink - in the farm field.  If you have never heard a Bobolink, it is a delight. Best time is early morning. 

Gunflint Trail Warblers

Location: 
End of the Gunflint Trail Area
Date: 
06/05/2006
Description: 

Warblers of note: Mourning, Yellow-rumped, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Northern Waterthrush, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Canada

Wildflowers

Location: 
Grand Marais
Date: 
05/25/2006
Description: 
Submitted by dasche@boreal.org on Thu, 05/25/2006 - 2:43pm.

Spring ephemerals have been abundant. My lunchtime stroll in our back yard revealed Juneberry, bluebells, Marsh Marigold, Strawberry, Wood Anemone, Star Flower, Nodding Trillium, and at least two as of yet unidentified varieties.

The wildflower gals of Cook County post regularly to this site about what they are spotting on their excursions. Very fun to read:  http://www.bwca.cc/wildflowers

Monarchs

Location: 
Good Harbor Hill
Date: 
05/24/2006
Description: 

We saw our first Monarch butterflies of the year this evening. Four of them stopping at dandelions and serviceberry flowers. Yesterday, heard our first Veery. Tonight, many are singing. Blackflies are very active.

Hummingbirds

Location: 
Maple Hill
Date: 
05/19/2006
Description: 

We have had a male hummingbird for the past week come to our feeder several times a day.  The visits have been very sporadic.  But they are back.

White Pelican

Location: 
Bay near Grand Portage
Date: 
05/16/2006
Description: 

For directions, and to find out if the bird is still present, call Rick Anderson, 475-2421.