Bird Highlight: Wood Duck
Wood Duck (female)
Wood Duck (male)
Botany Highlight: Dryland Sedge
Dryland Sedge (Carex siccata)
Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, eastern kingbird, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, veery, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, blue-headed vireo, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, tennessee warbler, nashville warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow. (41 species)
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Northern Flicker (male)
Cherry Blossoms (Prunus)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
Sassafrass (Sassafrass albidum)
Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Poison Ivy (Tocicodendron rydbergii)
Common Blue Violet (Viola sonoria)
Apples, peaches, pears and plums
Tell me when your birthday comes.
An apple, a peach, a pear and a plum,
my back yard hosted four trees.
Pal Penny shimmied the apple
Hurricane Hazel rent the peach
Squirrels rushed the paltry pear.
I climbed the plum.
The bark had treads.