Carl A. Pascoe (master bander) and Rachel A. Powless (songbird bander) from Michigan operate the station.
Today was their last day for the spring and they showed us a few birds that were caught and banded this morning.
Carl A. Pascoe with Baltimore Oriole
Some information about the operation is on the website at: http://www.ntarp.org/index.html
Later we walked a bit of the oak savannah at the north end of the island. This spot and the prairies will be spectacular two months from now.
spiderwort in bloom
Juvenal's Duskywing--abundant today
Note: Walpole Island is First Nations Territory and to see anything off road, specific arrangements must be made through the Heritage Centre.