Sunday, June 28, 2009

Eastern Bluebird Hatchlings

Baby bluebirds this week! Counted five in the nest.

Swamp Milkweed in Bloom

Swamp Milkweed, Early Meadowrue, and Spiderwort just popped this week. As plants of the Milkweed family are the host plants of the Monarch Butterfly, and we have loads of Swamp Milkweed and Butterflyweed in the garden, hopefully we can count on some orange-banded visitors soon. Cherries on choke cherry tree.

Have seen several birds we don't normally spot at the feeder, including the Northern Cardinal and the Red-winged Blackbird.

90's up until the past few days we've had storms and 70's.

Natives in Bloom:

  • Early Meadowrue
  • Harebell
  • Prairie Smoke
  • Spiderwort
  • Swamp Milkweed

Wildlife Spotted:

  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Canadian Goose
  • Chipmunk, Eastern
  • Chorus Frog
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Goldfinch
  • Grackle
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Nuthatch
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Squirrel, Grey
  • Turkey Vulture

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