The first reported Monarch has arrived in Saugeen Shores. Madeline Sanagan, Assistant Natural Heritage Education Leader at MacGregor Point Provincial Park spotted the female Monarch on Saturday, May 20 at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. The Monarch is nectaring on dandelion. Flowering dandelions are an important early spring nectaring flower for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. (All the more reason to let dandelions flower and then remove them when they are ready to go to seed.)
MacGregor Point Provincial Park and the Friends of MacGregor are partner groups with Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores. Next time you are at MacGregor Park remember to visit the BGOSS pod which is right beside the Visitors Centre.