Rouge Hills: June 8, 2018

 

20 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Botany Highlight: Hairy Beard-tongue

Hairy Beard-tongue (Penstemon hirsutus)

Species list: ring-billed gull, eastern kingbird,  eastern pewee, blue jay, American crow, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, red-eyed vireo,  yellow warbler, common yellowthroat, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting,  American goldfinch, field sparrow, song sparrow.  (20 species)

Bulblet Fern

Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

Silverweed (Potentilla anserina)

Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Salsify (Tragopogon pratensis)

Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Maple-leaved Vibernum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Viceroy Butterfly

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Field Sparrow

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalicroides)

Eastern Kingbird

Doll’s-eyes (Actaea pachypoda)

Flax (Linum)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

American Toad

Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”

– Claude Monet (1840–1926)

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