Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rainbow in Linwood Township
Bursts of heavy rain throughout the day and evening, followed by spots of sun (shown above). The recent warm temperatures and damp weather seem to have postponed the onset of fall, and the colors haven't changed much in the past week. Saw a Monarch butterfly Saturday. Rather surprised as I thought they were gone for the season, but a friend in Canada told me there's hordes of them near Toronto, and have heard about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Brainerd.

Garden Report

Wildlife Spotted

  • Red Admiral

  • American Toad

  • Black-capped Chickadee

  • Blue Jay

  • Chorus Frog

  • Cottontail Rabbit

  • Crow, Common

  • Goldfinch

  • Gray Squirrel

  • Green Frog

  • Hairy Woodpecker

  • Leopard Frog

  • Monarch Butterfly

  • Mourning Dove

  • Northern Cardinal

  • Nuthatch

  • Pileated Woodpecker

  • Red Squirrel

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker

  • Robin, American

  • Turkey Vulture

  • Virginia Opossum

In Bloom:

  • Brown-eyed Susan

  • Elm-leafed Goldenrod

  • Harebell

  • Purple Coneflower

  • Showy Goldenrod

  • Sweet Joe Pye Weed

  • Woodland Sunflower

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