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)
Toothwort (Bitter Cress) Cardamine maxima
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens)
Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)
Wild-ginger (Asarum canadense)
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
Wood Anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)
Naked Miterwort (Mitella nuda)
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.