Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Young Eastern Bluebirds in bluebird house Saturday

Well, the Early Meadowrue is fading, the Glade Mallow is quickly going out, the Swamp Milkweed is in its prime, and the Butterfly weed is just starting to burst. Sad to say we haven't seen any Monarch caterpillars on our milkweed yet this year. Usually they hang around for weeks.

Also, save for the single Tree Frog, no frogs in the pond, though we weren't technically filled with water until mid-June. While we're getting a little rain, it's been extremely dry lately; White Bear Lake is said to be down over six feet.

Wildlife Spotted:
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Canadian Goose
  • Chipmunk, Eastern
  • Chorus Frog
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Goldfinch
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Nuthatch
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Squirrel, Grey
  • Turkey Vulture
Wildflowers in Bloom:
  • Butterfly weed
  • Glade Mallow
  • Harebell
  • Spiderwort
  • Swamp Milkweed

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