Rouge Hills: April 7, 2018


-3 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Osprey

Osprey (photo: Ken Sproule)

Osprey (photo: Ken Sproule)


Botany Highlight: Bitternut Hickory

Bitternut Hickory nuts (Carya cordiformis)

Species list: osprey, ring-billed gull, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (15 species)

Black-capped Chickadee

Song Sparrow

American Robin

Norway Spruce cones (Picea abies)

American Goldfinch (male)

Miles Hearn

                                          NATURE POETRY

The snow has left the cottage top;
The thatch-moss grows in brighter green;
And eaves in quick succession drop,
Where grinning icicles have been.

– John Clare (1793–1864)

1 thought on “Rouge Hills: April 7, 2018

  1. Rain Geiger

     great pictures, miles! love the poetry too.  marilyn and i want to know where you are getting these lovely little poems. also, we want to know where the birds are?  you seem to be finding many fewer in the last six months and we are noticing the same at our feeders and even in florida for the last two weeks!  is there something happening that naturalists can help us understand? 🙂     -rain

    From: Miles Hearn To: Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:21 PM Subject: [New post] Rouge Hills: April 7, 2018 #yiv6617568592 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6617568592 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6617568592 a.yiv6617568592primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6617568592 a.yiv6617568592primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6617568592 a.yiv6617568592primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6617568592 a.yiv6617568592primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6617568592 | milesghearn posted: ”     -3 degrees and sunny at the startBird Highlight: Northern GoshawkBotany Highlight: Bitternut HickorySpecies list: northern goshawk, ring-billed gull, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecke” | |


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