Rouge Hills: Thursday, April 28, 2016

4 degrees and overcast at the start

Rouge Hills

Rouge Hills

Bird Highlight: eastern bluebird
Eastern Bluebird (photo: Heather Pantrey)

Eastern Bluebird (photo: Heather Pantrey)

Eastern Bluebird (Photo: Heather Pantrey)

Eastern Bluebird (Photo: Heather Pantrey)

Botany Highlight: Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-necked duck, bufflehead, turkey vulture, sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, eastern bluebird, ruby-crowned kinglet, pine warbler, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (27 species)
May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformus)

Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformus)

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

dead Trumpeter Swan

dead Trumpeter Swan

Ring-necked Duck (photo: Heather Pantrey)

Ring-necked Duck (photo: Heather Pantrey)

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