a Red Maple Swamp in early May

Here is a report from the Jim Baillie Nature Reserve.

8 degrees and sun/cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler (Photo: Heather Pantrey)

Botany Highlight: Red Maple in flower

Red Maple flowers (Acer rubra)

Red Maple leaf (Acer rubra)

Species List: ruffed grouse, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, winter wren, brown thrasher, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, Nashville warbler, black-throated green warbler, northern waterthrush, eastern meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, purple finch, white-throated sparrow, swamp sparrow, song sparrow. (24 species)

Canada Fly Honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)

Goldthread (Coptis trifolia)

Ground Hemlock (Taxus canadensis)

Toadshade (Red Trillium) Trillium sessile

Dwarf Raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

Cut-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)

Red Currant ((Ribes rubrum)

Birch Polypore

Miles Hearn


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