Wilket Creek: May 25, 2018

 

24 degrees and sun/cloud mix  at the start

Bird Highlight: Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (male)

Botany Highlight: May Apple

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Species list:  pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, least flycatcher, eastern pewee, barn swallow, black-capped chickadee, blue jay,  gray catbird, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, Tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, oven bird, common yellowthroat,  American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (27 species)

Trout Lily remains (Erythronium americanum)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Wild Columbine ( Aquilegia canadensis)

American Toad

Celandine (Styloforum diphyllum)

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Starry False Solomom-seal (Maianthemum stellata)

Cursed Crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

Small-flowered Buttercup (Ranunculus abortiva)

Dryad’s Saddle

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

Chipmunk

Rattlesnake-root ( Prenathes alba)

Rattlesnake-weed (Hieracium venosum)

Tickle Grass (Agrostis hyemalis)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

JULY IN SCARBOROUGH

 

White bird flies against black cloud

Black bird flies against white cloud

Cameos.

 

Leggy orange day lilies

Languish against a blue shed

They flirt.

In a gritty Scarborough lane.

A work friend eases

Three tiny yellow plums

Into my palm

Plums succumb to my hearty chomp

At TTC bus stop.

 

I coax a tiny fuchsia bloom

Between index and thumb

Home base it in blue eggcup

Add one teaspoon of water

I am content with the wee view.

 

Adele Koehnke

 

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