Friday, July 31, 2009

Purple Coneflower

Unseasonably cool again. Temps peaking in the 80s this week, with regular bouts of rain last week into early this week. Wild Bergamot is exploding, but the plants themselves seem to be growing much lower to the ground than usual. Also far fewer bees than last year, and I haven't seen a single Monarch on our milkweed (no caterpillars either!)

Wildlife Spotted:

  • Baltimore Oriole

  • Black-capped Chickadee

  • Blue Jay

  • Canadian Goose

  • Chipmunk, Eastern

  • Cottontail Rabbit

  • Goldfinch

  • Grey Squirrel

  • Nuthatch

  • Red-shouldered Hawk

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  • Sandhill Crane

  • Squirrel, Grey

  • Turkey Vulture

In Bloom:

  • Butterfly weed

  • Compass Plant

  • Harebell

  • Spiderwort

  • Swamp Milkweed

  • Wild Bergamot

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