Wilket Creek: April 4, 2018

4 degrees, very windy and mostly cloudy at the start
Bird Highlight: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

Botany Highlight: European Buckthorn

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Species list: red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, American goldfinch.  (13 species)

Red Squirrel

Motherwort (leaves from last season) Leonurus cardiaca

Mourning Dove

Red Oak acorn (Quercus rubra)

Black-capped Chickadee

Polypores

American Robin

Brown-headed Cowbirds (male)

Miles Hearn

                                     NATURE POETRY

The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it
and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes
as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

– Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)

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