On the Southshore of Lake Superior

English: Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pen...   Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Superior  Views June 3, 2013

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
Aldo Leopold

After a rainy cold May, plants and trees welcome any sun and warmth.  The trees with their tiny leaves are weeks behind, but budding trees make June bird watching easier.  Marsh marigolds, star flowers, woodland anemone are beautiful, and the forget-me-nots are just beginning to bloom.

Marsh Marigold
Marsh Marigold

The birds are exciting.  Many of the birds that nest here are back:

Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Redstarts, mourning warblers, yellow rumps, chestnut-sided warbler, white throated sparrow, black and white warblerblack throated green, northern parula, common yellow throat,  hermit thrush, and yellow-bellied sap suckers and of course the hummingbirds.  And the list grows on every walk.

Yeah, the first Monarchs just arrived, the Painted lady, Mourning Cloak, and a few cabbage whites are some of the butterflies fluttering around in the sunshine.

Painted Lady
Painted Lady

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