Wilket Creek Park: Friday, July 22, 2016

30 degrees and sunny at the start
wilket-33
Bird Highlight: Red-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo (Photo: Ken Sproule)

Red-eyed Vireo (Photo: Ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: Bull Thistle

The heads in this example are nodding so I had a good look at photos of Nodding (Musk) Thistle to see if this was Nodding Thistle. Nodding Thistle photos show the flowers on mostly naked stalks. On the photographed plant, there were many thorns on the stalk.
To complicate matters, Bull Thistle (Cirsium) and Nodding Thistle (Carduus) belong to different families.
Bull Thistle (Cirsium Vulgare)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium Vulgare)

Species list: mallard, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (19 species)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Mallard Family

Mallard Family

European Linden (Tilia cordata)

European Linden (Tilia cordata)

Daisy Fleabane( Erigeron annuus)

Daisy Fleabane( Erigeron annuus)

Lady Fern

Lady Fern

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

Woodchuck (Ground Hog)

Woodchuck (Ground Hog)

july-22

Miles Hearn

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s