Archive for September, 2008

47 Species in Two Days

Bird migration is progressing well through the Linnaeus Arboretum. In fact, the last two days have been nothing short of amazing in terms of both the number of species and the number of individuals. The following is a list of the species that have been observed in or from the arboretum over the past 48 […]

Warbler Wave!

Last night’s cold front brought with it several new migrants into the arboretum. This morning I found the following 8 species of warbler among these migrants: Nashville Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart, Mourning Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and Wilson’s Warbler. A “wave” is the term used when you come across a large […]

Early Signs of Fall

As students return to campus, one cannot help but think of how fast the summer has gone by. While the trees are still green and lush, and the days are still very warm, autumn is approaching faster than we probably realize. Monarch butterflies can be seen migrating south already; last week I counted over 200 […]