Superior Views for Early June

Lake Superior in June
Lake Superior in June

Spring is slow to crawl out of winter next to the big lake, but early June brings hope that warmer weather and summer is coming.

Female American Redstart
Female American red start

The trees are filled with singing warblers, many are building nests, and a female red start has worked for days pulling threads from last years swamp milkweed stalks for her nest. It’s amazing how hard they work creating their nests!

Forget-me-nots and dandelions are the flowers the bees and butterflies depend on at this time, but the hummingbirds and bees attack each wild geranium flower that starts to bloom. Also, lupine is just beginning to bloom.

Carpets of bunch berries cover the forest floor
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An American lady on a dandeloin
An American lady on a dandelion

 

Butterfly watching is at some of it’s best with the American Lady, Monarchs, tiger swallow-tail, spring azure, and dusty wings.
What are your outside joys for June?

Wild geranium, easy to grow, is loved by bees and butterflies.
Wild geranium, easy to grow, is loved by bees and butterflies.
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