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To all those interested in the natural world. Please add your sightings.

In the woods we return to reason and faith-Emerson

Best-Lynn

Thursday, April 15, 2021

4-15 Marsh Marigolds

 4-15

Marsh Marigolds like to have their feet wet. John


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

4-14 Trillium

4-14

The red Trillium often referred to as "Stinking Benjamin" is starting to flower. Both Hobblebush and American Fly Honeysuckle are also opening.

In lawns Bluets and Gill-o'er-the Ground can be found.

John

Hobblebush
                                                                                   
Red Trillium

American Fly Honeysuckle

Bluets

Gill-o'er-the-Ground

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

4-13 Wild Strawberries

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Wild Strawberries, Field Pussytoes and Forsythia are among the flowering species I saw on my short walk today.

John



Sunday, April 11, 2021

 4-11

Noreen saw Spring Beauties in the spring woods today!

John



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3-30 Woolly Bear

 3-30

    A Woolly Bear, the caterpillar of an Isabella Tiger moth, was on the move today. There are two generations a year of Woolly Bears and this one obviously overwintered.

    And Shepherd's Purse is, in its very unspectacular way, starting to open flowers.

John



 

Monday, March 29, 2021

3-29 Daphne

 3-29

    Daphne, an escaped shrub, is starting to flower in thickets and along edges.

John


Sunday, March 28, 2021

3-28 Big Night

 3-28

The Big Night has begun - wood frog and Spotted Salamander.

John



3-28 Phoebes

 3-28

    Phoebes are back and Ravens are nesting!

John

Saturday, March 27, 2021

3-27 Dandelion

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    Whatever you think of them as wildflowers, weeds or vitamin rich pot herbs, Dandelions brighten places hostile to most other plants!

John


Thursday, March 25, 2021

3-25

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    A lot of Painted Turtles were basking in the sun this afternoon, a Red Eft was out wandering and hordes of Snow Fleas, held up by surface tension, colored puddles a pale lavendar gray.

John

Snow Fleas

Red Eft

Painted Turtles

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Beaked Hazelnut

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The tiny, brilliantly colored, female flowers of Beaked Hazelnut are opening in proximity to dangling male cones.

    Heard a Woodcock peenting in the field tonight.

John