Monday, May 18, 2009

Mohican Viburnum

Columbine flower

Jacob's Ladder have been blooming for a few days now; Columbine and Mohican Viburnum just burst over the weekend.

Pond Stage 4

A Little Detail

Pond Garden Stage 4 is a go; so far I've covered about 28 square feet of overlayment covered in poultry wire (for reinforcement) and coated it with a mixture of cement, peat moss, the occasional rock or stone, and various decorations including sea shells and chunks of marble tile.

First ruby-throated Hummingbird of the year spotted buzzing about the Columbine. Add to that the first Baltimore Oriole seen in the Maple trees. Peepers not quite as prevalent as they were a few weeks back, but it may be due to the cold stint we've been having (frost in some areas last night). A male Eastern Bluebird has been hanging around the houses, but no nest yet. Red-shouldered hawk has been quite vocal for the last week.

Natives in Bloom:

  • Canada Anemone

  • Columbine

  • Jacob's Ladder

  • Rue Anemone

  • Purple Pasque Flower

Wildlife Spotted:

  • Baltimore Oriole

  • Black-capped Chickadee

  • Blue Jay

  • Chipmunk, Eastern

  • Chorus Frog

  • Cottontail Rabbit

  • Eastern Bluebird

  • Goldfinch

  • Grey Squirrel

  • Loon

  • Nuthatch

  • Pileated Woodpecker

  • Red-shouldered Hawk

  • Red-winged Blackbird

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  • Squirrel, Gray

  • Turkey Vulture

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