Rouge Hills: April 17, 2018


1 degree and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Botany Highlight: Hop-hornbeam

Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

Species list: turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, American woodcock, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, red-winged blackbird, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (12 species)

Basswood (Tilia americana)

Willow (Salix)

Deer tracks

Pileated Woodpecker drilling

Virgin’s Bower (Clematis occidentalis)

American Kestrel

Miles Hearn

                                                NATURE POETRY

The little white clouds are racing over the sky,
And the fields are strewn with the gold of the flower of March,
The daffodil breaks under foot, and the tasseled larch
Sways and swings as the thrush goes hurrying by.

–Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

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