Marie Curtis Park: May 26, 2018

22 degrees with and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallows

Botany Highlight: Downy Chess

Downy Chess (Bromus tectorum)

Species list: green heron, black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, black-billed cuckoo,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great-crested flycatcher, willow flycatcher, least flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, barn swallow, rough-winged swallow, blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch,  black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, northern mockingbird, gray catbird, European starling, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting,  American goldfinch, savannah sparrow,  song sparrow.  (40 species)

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Wild Black Currant (Ribes americanum)

Canada Goose goslings

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virgiiniana)

Dead-nettle (lamium purpureum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium macularia)

Green Heron

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

American Toad

Black-crowned Night Heron

Spotted Touch-me-not (mostly) Impatiens capensis

Mallard (male)

Common Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

Ring-billed Gull

Tree Swallow

English Garden Snail

American Goldfinch (male)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

And Phillida, with garlands gay,
Was made the Lady of the May.

– Nicholas Breton (1545–1626)

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