Lambton Woods: May 7, 2018

16 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Wood Duck

Wood Ducks

Wood Duck (female)

Botany Highlight: Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, northern mockingbird, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, yellow warbler,  house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch,  song sparrow.  (29 species)

Northern Cardinal (male)

Mallard (female)

Song Sparrow

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Downy Woodpecker (male)

Wake-robin (Trillium erectum)

Flowering Cherry

Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)

Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)

Cabbage Butterfly

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Chipmunk

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Canada Geese

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Flowering Almond

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks and gapes for drink again;
The plants suck in the earth, and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.

– Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)

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