Marie Curtis Park: June 7, 2018


15 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher

Botany Highlight: Herb Robert

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, common tern, mourning dove, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, willow flycatcher, great-crested flycatcher, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, house wren,  gray catbird, brown thrasher, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, yellow warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, orchard oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, savannah sparrow, song sparrow.  (38 species)

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Canada Goose gosling

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Forest Bluegrass (Poa alsodes)

Starling parent and chick

Red-osier (Cornus sericea)

Song Sparrow

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

American Robin

Meadow Spittlebug

large Burdock leaf

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Orchard Oriole (male)

Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Tree Swallow

Virginia Waterfelaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)


Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)


Silvery Blue Butterfly

Wild Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)

Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)

Miles Hearn


And I think if you listen closely
In the sweet, glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

– Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b.1876)

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