Mourning Cloak

Nature at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Stow

April 9, 2021

A black-capped chickadee at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A black-capped chickadee at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Canada goose at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A Canada goose at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Great blue herons at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A mourning cloak butterfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A mourning cloak butterfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey and a tree swallow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
An osprey and a tree swallow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Painted turtles at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Ring-necked ducks at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Ring-necked ducks at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Tree swallows at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Tree swallows at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A white-tailed deer at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A white-tailed deer at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed a black-capped chickadee, a Canada goose, great blue herons, a mourning cloak butterfly, an osprey, tree swallows, painted turtles, ring-necked ducks, a song sparrow, and a white-tailed deer at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Stow. 

Signs of Spring in Bolton

March 15, 2020

Hazelnut catkins and a bud in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Hazelnut catkins and a bud in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Bolton, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer recorded a video of a spotted salamander rising to the surface for air at a vernal pool in Bolton. Dawn also photographed a mourning cloak butterfly and the catkins and bursting bud of a hazelnut there, too. The mourning cloak butterfly, which shelters through our winter season, is often one of the first butterflies we see as spring approaches.

Mourning Cloak in Sudbury

July 3, 2014

A mourning cloak butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this mourning cloak butterfly in Sudbury.

Mourning Cloak Caterpillar at Garden in the Woods

June 19, 2014

A mourning cloak caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this mourning cloak caterpillar at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.

Mourning Cloak in Sudbury

April 20, 2014

A mourning cloak at Round Hill in Sudbury, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed this mourning cloak at SVT's Round Hill in Sudbury.

Mourning Cloak in Framingham

April 4, 2014

A mourning cloak in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A mourning cloak in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this mourning cloak in Framingham.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

July 3, 2013

A beaver at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A cedar waxwing at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A chimney swift at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A downy woodpecker at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A green heron at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A mourning cloak at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A muskrat at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A northern leopard frog at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A tree swallow at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury and Maynard: beaver, cedar waxwing, chimney swift, downy woodpecker, green heron, mourning cloak, muskrat, northern leopard frog, and tree swallow.

Wildlife at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

May 16, 2013

A great blue heron at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A mourning cloak butterfly at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A painted turtle at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A pink lady's slipper at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A water strider at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury: gret blue heron, mourning cloak butterfly, painted turtle, pink lady's slipper, water strider, white-tailed deer.

Mourning Cloak

May 5, 2007

Bill Coder saw a Mourning Cloak Butterfly.

Mourning Cloak

May 3, 2007

Mourning Cloak by Garry Kessler

Garry Kessler photographed this mourning cloak at Fish and Wildlife in Westborough (click on image for a larger view).

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