Wilket Creek: May 18, 2017

23 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Botany Highlight: Rattlesnake Weed

Rattlesnake Weed (Hieracium vulgatum)

Species list: mallard, Cooper’s hawk, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, pileated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher,  European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, black-throated green warbler, pine warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird,  baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow.  (38 species)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Red-tailed Hawks

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Chipping Sparrow

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Hairy Woodpecker (male)

Intermediate Wood Fern

Christmas Fern

Northern Cardinal (female)

Northern Cardinal (male)

Cursed Crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

Miles Hearn

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