Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Swamp Buttercup in bloom

Swamp Buttercup just exploded last week. Wild Geranium coming up in huge clumps now, while the Canadian Anemone is just starting to burst. Stalks of Swamp Milkweed starting to crop up, as are Wild Bergamot, Harebell, and several varieties of Goldenrod. Columbine has started to go to seed.

Very dry lately, but cool; was a frost in fact just last week. Hummingbirds have been territoreal lately, attempting to chase humans away from their flowerbeds. Pond has been going well; have added a polyurethane sealant to the cement (have been assured by chemist friends that when cured this will not affect the fish or amphibians), and have begun to add dirt to the basins, allowing the frogs something to burrow in in the winter.

Natives in Bloom:

  • Canada Anemone
  • Columbine
  • Rue Anemone
  • Wild Geranium

Wildlife Spotted:

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

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