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Monday, September 30, 2019

Monarchs are Migrating! Wow!

Monarch Butterfly

Beautiful Monarch Butterflies are migrating to their winter home in Mexico now. We have a pollinator garden that provides nectar and a refueling stop. We also let milkweed grow in our fields as Monarch caterpillars only eat that. If you want to help them do the same. It has been a banner year for Monarchs here in NH and also in the Midwest where some hawkwatch sites have reported thousands migrating by. Safe journey Monarchs! To learn more get our Stokes Butterfly Book.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Black Skimmers on NH Coast!

Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer feeding

Black Skimmers are being seen on the NH coast with some seen as recently as a few days ago. Unusual for here. It's the time of year when birds are on the move and unusual things may show up, part of the fun of birding! So go out birding and make sure and bring a Stokes Field Guide!