Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly in Westborough

June 18, 2017

A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.

Nan Burke photographed this Monarch butterfly as it laid eggs on a common milkweed plant near her home. Nan has been collecting seeds, planting, and raising common milkweed to encourage monarchs, and has helped SVT with our Places for Pollinators project.

Butterfly and Caterpillar in Stow

September 13, 2016

A monarch butterfly at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A monarch butterfly at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed a monarch butterfly and a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar at Heath Hen Meadow in Stow.

Nature in Framingham

August 1, 2016

A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A wood duck at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a monarch butterfly and a wood duck at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Insects in Wayland

July 21, 2016

A monarch caterpillar at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
A monarch caterpillar at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
A bumble bee pollinating blue vervain at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
A bumble bee pollinating blue vervain at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
An eastern pondhawk at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
An eastern pondhawk at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.

Jesse Koyen photographed a bumble bee on blue vervain, an eastern pondhawk, and a monarch caterpillar on swamp milkweed at the SVT's Greenways Conservation Area.

Monarch Caterpillar in Acton

October 1, 2015

A monarch caterpillar in Acton, photographed by Joe Holmes.
Joe Holmes photographed this monarch caterpillar in his Acton yard.

Wildlife at Farm Pond in Framingham

October 7, 2012

A double-crested cormorant at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A great blue heron at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A pied-billed grebe at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A savannah sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
A swamp sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Raj Das.
Raj Das photographed the following near Farm Pond in Framingham: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, monarch butterfly, pied-billed grebe, savannah sparrow, swamp sparrow.

Nature Broadmoor in Natick

August 4, 2012

An eastern chipmunk at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A dragonfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
An eastern kingbird at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A monarch butterfly at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A mute swan at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
A water lily at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Raj Das.
Raj Das photographed the following at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick: eastern chipmunk, dragonfly, eastern kingbird, monarch butterfly, mute swan and water lily.
 

Wildlife at SVT's Cedar Hill in Northborough

July 5, 2012

A blue dasher dragonfly at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A cedar waxwing at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A chimney swift at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A common yellowthroat at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A hairy woodpecker at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Halloween pennant dragonfly at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A monarch butterfly at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A pair of monarch butterflies at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at SVT's Cedar Hill Reservation in Northborough: blue dasher dragonfly, cedar waxwing, chimney swift, common yellowthroat, eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, hairy woodpecker, Halloween pennant dragonfly, and two monarch butterflies.
 

Monarch at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln

July 16, 2011

A monarch butterfly at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed this monarch butterfly at Lindentree Farm in Lincoln.

Wildlife in Marlborough and Sudbury

July 3, 2010

An ovenbird at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
An ovenbird at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great crested flycatcher at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great crested flycatcher at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern chipmunk at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A downy woodpecker at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A monarch butterfly at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A snapping turtle at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
A rose-breasted grosbeak at the Desert Conservation Land in Marlborough, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following species during a visit to the Desert Natural Area in Marlborough and Sudbury:  ovenbird, great crested flycatcher, eastern chipmunk, downy woodpecker, monarch butterfly, snapping turtle, rose-breasted grosbeak.

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