Marie Curtis Park: May 2, 2018

21 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

Botany Highlight: Whitlow-grass

Whitlow-grass (Draba verna)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow,  barn swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, savannah sparrow, song sparrow. (30 species)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Common Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

Beaver

Beaver

Mallard (male)

Trout Lily (Erythronium canadense)

Red-winged Blackbird (beak open to cool off)

Little Brown Snake

Little Brown Snake)

Belted Kingfisher

Tree Swallow

English Garden Snails

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Miles Hearn

                                           NATURE POETRY

When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.

–  proverb

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