Bird Highlight: Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Botany Highlight: Wild Geranium
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, ring-billed gull, common tern, northern flicker, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, least flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, barn swallow, cliff swallow, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, blackpoll warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (35 species)
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
American Beech with midges (Fagus grandifolia)
May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Spotted Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)
Common Ink Cap Mushroom
Mallard and “bib” duck (hybrid: Mallard / American Black Duck)
Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum)
This Poem is For the Birds
I am zapped by life from time to time
That is when I write a rhyme.
I recently saw
About fifty small birds flying west
And one lone Canada goose flying east.
And then the fifty whatever type birds
Did a gala U-turn in the sky
And followed the one lone Canada goose.
Whoever can know why?
Maybe they thought he was the guy in the know.