Rouge Hills: May 14, 2018

16 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

Botany Highlight: Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Species list: turkey vulture, pileated woodpecker, great crested flycatcher,  ring-billed gull, pileated woodpecker, tree swallow, blue jay, common raven, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, nashville warbler, yellow warbler, black-throated green warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, field sparrow, white-crowned sparrow, swamp sparrow, song sparrow.  (25 species)

Chipmunk

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bulblet Fern

Toothwort (Cardamine pensylvanica)

Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)

White-crowned Sparrow

Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Dryad’s Saddle

Pussy-toes (Antennaria neglecta)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Common Ravens

Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)

White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

Come down the mountains, April! with young eyes,
And roguish daisy-children trooping after,
Draw from the sullen clay red peonies,
Bring back the sun as a stripling full of laughter!

– Mary Webb (1881–1927)

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