Purple Finch


Purple finch
– this is another year-round resident that is somewhat migratory. Some years there are very few while in others they are plentiful, though they never show up in large flocks like the American goldfinch and pine siskin. The males add a welcome touch of colour. One field guide describes the male in spring breeding plumage as having been “dipped in raspberry sauce”. Purple finches will feed at both Niger thistle and black oil sunflower seed feeders.

Upcoming Events

Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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