May Mystery Wildlife

The answer to our May Mystery Wildlife quiz is…

Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus). This little grassland critter is known for singing at sundown, the time when Vesper prayers have been traditionally said in several Christian faiths. The Vesper Sparrow is listed as “Secure” in Alberta, and found throughout the province. For more information on this species, check out the ABMI website.

photo courtesy of Jessica Melsted.