Wilket Creek: June 6, 2018

  

14 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Botany Highlight: Yellow Flag

Yellow Flag (Iris pseudocorus)

Yellow Flag (Iris pseudocorus)

Species list: mallard, ring-billed gull, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, barn swallow, blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, red-eyed vireo,  Baltimore Oriole, brown-headed cowbird, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, iose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, chipping sparrow,  song sparrow.  (20 species)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Water-hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)

Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Piptatherum (Piptatherum racemosum)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Rattlesnake Weed (Hieracium venosum)

Common Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Miles Hearn

                                            NATURE POETRY

The apple-trees with bloom are all aglow—
Soft drifts of perfumed light—
A miracle of mingled fire and snow—
A laugh of Spring’s delight!

– Horatio Nelson Powers (1826–90)

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