Wilket Creek: May 10, 2018

18 degrees and sun / cloud mix and very windy at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

Botany Highlight: Early Meadow-rue

Early Meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

Species list: red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (18 species)

Dryad’s Saddle

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Rattlesnake-weed (Hieracium venosum)

White-breasted Nuthatch

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White-trilliums (Trillium grandiflorum)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Downy Woodpecker (male)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Red Squirrel

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Cuckoo-flower (Cardamine pratensis)

Cuckoo-flower leaves

Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes alba)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Spring beauties

Earthworm

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Crowsfoot (Small-flowered Buttercup) Ranunculus abortivus

Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Miles Hearn

                                             NATURE POETRY

A flower is looking through the ground,
Blinking at the April weather;
Now a child has seen the flower:
Now they go and play together.

– Harold Monro (1879–1932)

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