Wilket Creek: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 3 degrees and light rain at the start
Wilket Creek

Wilket Creek

Bird Highlight: ruby-crowned kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Photo: Ken Sproule)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Photo: Ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mallard, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (17 species)
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Purple or Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

Purple or Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

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