Friday, June 1, 2012


I can't believe how slow time goes when you're stupidly busy. I feel like I've waited 6 weeks for a single game of Stanley Cup hockey....


Today's weather was a lovely low pressure system that intensified right over top of us. I wonder if anyone went to Van Wagner's Beach for a while to look for Arctic Terns and Jaegers? I know I didn't.. You know why? Cause I was working!

Time in and time out, low pressure = rare birds.... And no wonder... From this morning (Friday) ---- most of the air in eastern USA and Canada (not shown, wink) is blowing directly into Point Pelee (and into Long Point a few hours later)..... 

From this evening (Friday)... I guess we'll have to wait and see what our various "big year" birders are going to turn up...  History has shown me that 1 out of 2 "awesome looking" weather patterns bring a bunch of good birds......... 


As much as I enjoy a good low pressure system, I have very high hopes that our little butterfly (and caterpillar) friends can survive the chilly wet weather... I have very high hopes that we'll start seeing the new generation of Red Admirals (and other brushfoots) start emerging soon in dramatic fashion..

I saw a bunch of these guys the other day while working.... Anyone know their caterpillars? 


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    1. Sounds good to me! I guess they will feed on a huge variety of plants, and these guys were no exception

  2. First Lake Erie mega has been found (post low) --- Snowy Plover at Conneaut Harbour, Ohio !


  4. That's right across from Hastings Drive and Long Point.

  5. And not too far from the tip of Pelee....though the island might be a more likely destination...

    1. There's probably a Wilson's at Fish Point instead!