Rouge Hills: July 12, 2018

24 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting (male)

Botany Highlight: Grecian Foxglove

Grecian Foxglove (Digitalis lanata)

Species list: northern flicker, eastern pewee, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, blue jay, American robin, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, field sparrow, song sparrow.  (12 species)

Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria)

Lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Bird Vetch (Vivia cracca)

Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Poke Milweed (Asclepias exalata)

Yellow Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Starry False Solomn-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Solomon-seal (Polygonatum pubescens)

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra)

St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)

enormous Basswood leaf (Tilia americana)

White Vervain (Verbena urticfolia)

Pointed Leaf Tick Trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

Miles Hearn

                                              NATURE POETRY

With constant motion as the moments guide,
Behold in running life the rolling tide!
For none can stem by art, or stop by power
The flowing ocean, or the fleeing hour.

– The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1827

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