Lambton Woods: May 5, 2018

 

12 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal (female)

Botany Highlight: Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, green-winged teal, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, herring gull, ring-billed gull, Caspian tern, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet,  European starling, yellow warbler,  house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch,  song sparrow.  (34 species)

Robin on nest

Flowering Almond (Prunus triloba)

Northern Flicker

Wake-robin (Trillium erectum)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatrum)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Wild-ginger (Asurum canadense)

Double-crested Cormorant

Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)

Herring Gull

Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Barn Swallow

Trout Lily (Erythronium canadense)

Cut-leaved Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.

– John Askham (1825–94)

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