Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are found in the eastern part of North America in the summer, they migrate south to tropical areas of the Americas for winter. The male has a distinguishing iridescent ruby throat. Here is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird I saw in northern Minnesota.


Meadow Fritillaries are a common butterfly in mid and northern parts of the U.S. and very southern Canada. They are found in, you guessed it, meadows or in fields or along streamsides. I saw this Meadow Fritillary in a field in northern Minnesota.