Col Sam Smith Park: May 30, 2018

21 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Botany Highlight: Common Dandelion

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, least bittern, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, common tern, mourning dove, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, tree swallow, barn swallow, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (32 species)

European Starling

American Robin (immature)

White Spruce cones (Picea glauca)

Red-necked Grebe

Cherry blossoms (Prunus)

Beaver Lodge

Ring-billed Gulls

Cormorants and Gulls feeding

fallen Willow flowers

Carp

Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)

Miles Hearn

                                        NATURE POETRY

Where shall we keep the holiday,
And duly greet the entering May?

​ – ​

From “May-Day,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

​ (1803 – 1882)​

 

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