Rouge Hills: July 10, 2018

24 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Botany Highlight: Michigan Lily

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganense)

Michigan Lily (Lillium michiganense)

Species list: turkey vulture,  mourning dove, northern flicker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, common yellowthroat, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, field sparrow, song sparrow.  (12 species)

Common St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Wild-bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Chickory (Cichorium intybus)


Spiderwort (Tradescantia)


Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

Sensitive Fern

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Red Baneberry (Doll’s Eyes) Actaea rubra)

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Grecian Foxglove (Digitalis lanata)

Grecian Foxglove (Digitalis lanata)

Grecian Foxglove (Digitalis lanata)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Bottlebrush Grass (Elymus hystrix)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Miles Hearn


As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

– Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

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