Monday, August 06, 2007

As Earth slowly tilts on her axis, tilting Minnesota in course towards its Autumn months, Summer favorites like Butterfly weed and Wild Bergamot are slowly replaced by Fall natives such as Boneset and Joe Pye Weed.

Decent amount of fog up in Linwood Twp, and even down into the cities this morning. Was cool over the weekend, but climbed into the upper 80's this afternoon.

Wildlife spotted this week:

  • American Toad
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • Goldfinch
  • Grackle
  • Green Frog
  • Grey Catbird
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Grey Tree Frog
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Monarch Caterpillar
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Nuthatch
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Robin
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Natives Currently in Bloom:

  • Brown-eyed Susan
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Daisy Fleabane
  • Dragonhead
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Sweet Joe Pye Weed
  • Tall Boneset

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