Wilket Creek: Friday, May 27, 2016

26 degrees and sunny at the start
Wilket Creek

Wilket Creek

Bird Highlight: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Botany Highlight: Dame’s Rocket

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Species list: mallard, ring-billed gull, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, wood thrush, blue-grey gnatcatcher,  cedar waxwing, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, blackpoll warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (28 species)
Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)

Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

American Toad

American Toad

Tall Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Tall Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Japanese Hops (Humulus japonicus)

Japanese Hops (Humulus japonicus)

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)

Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)

may-27

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