Rattray Marsh: Saturday, July 30, 2016

20 degrees and light rain at the start
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Bird Highlight: Mute Swan
Mute Swan family

Mute Swan family

Botany Highlight: Spikenard

Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)

Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, green heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, hooded merganser, Cooper’s hawk, lesser yellowlegs, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (23 species)
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida)

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Cormorants

Cormorants

Great Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

Great Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)

Cinnamon Fern

Cinnamon Fern

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

july-30

Miles Hearn

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