Rouge Hills: May 23, 2018

20 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Bay-breasted Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler (female)

Botany Highlight: Yellow Lady-slipper

Yellow Lady-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)

Species list: mallard, turkey vulture, American kestrel, pileated woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, least flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, American crow, black-capped chickadee, house wren, American robin, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, bay-breasted warbler, common yellowthroat, eastern meadowlark, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, indigo bunting, song sparrow.  (26 species)

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

American Kestrel

Toothwort (Bitter Cress) Cardamine maxima

Tent Caterpillar

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Tree Swallow

Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)

Bulblet Fern

Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Dryad’s Saddle

Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)

Christmas Fern

Naked Miterwort (Mitella nuda)

Miles Hearn

                                     NATURE POETRY

Waiting for Eatonville Library to Open on a Summer Morning

t is ten to ten on a summer morning.

The library opens at ten.

I sit alone on a concrete bench.

I rest and I gaze.

The library garden is at high tide.

Monet smiles from somewhere.

Golden and purple flowers spread, spiral, cascade, fan and spray.

At ten o’clock the librarian opens the door

I go in.

The garden remains outside.

Gardens do not read.

  • Adele Koehnke



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