Wilket Creek: May 29, 2018

23 degrees with and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal (male)

Botany Highlight: White Trillium

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Species list: northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, barn swallow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, wood thrush, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, Baltimore oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, song sparrow.  (17 species)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum)

Bloodroot seeds (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Wild geranium (Geranium maculata)

Starry False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellata)

False Spikenard (Maianthemum racemosum)

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

fallen Red Oak flowers (Quercus rubra)

Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes alba)

Maple=leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolia)

Yellow Avens (Geum allepicum)

Miles Hearn

                                             NATURE POETRY

(From Scotland: 16th Century)
Birdis on bews of ev’ry birth
Rejosing notes, makand thair mirth
Richt plesandly upoun the spray
With flurissings our field and firth
thru’ glaidness of this lusty May.
(Birds on boughs of every kind,
making their mirth with joyful notes
right pleasantly upon the spray,
with flourishes over field and firth,
out of gladness for this lusty May.)

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