Saturday, May 29, 2010

Prairie Ninebark in bloom

Been incredibly negligent blogger lately, but intend to catch up. Prairie Ninebark just exploded into full bloom; the native bush covered in clumps of white flowers. Seen a few honeybees and native bees around it, but not many, though it's in a good sunny spot. Bit of a dry period lately, with hot, sunny weather lasting most of the week. Peepers cut out, replaced mostly by Tree Frogs and Chorus Frogs. Lots of dragonflies, fleabane in bloom, and Wild Geranium flourishing.

Orioles and Red-winged Blackbirds common at the feeders, and the bluebird couple appear to have completed their parenting for the year and moved out. No hummingbirds spotted yet.

Wildlife Spotted since last update

  • American Toad
  • Bald Eagle
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Blue Jay
  • Canadian Goose
  • Chipmunk, Eastern
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Goldfinch
  • Gray Tree Frog
  • Green Frog
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Nuthatch
  • Purple Finch
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Squirrel, Grey

Native Plants Blooming Since Last Update:

  • Fleabane
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Prairie Ninebark
  • Rue Anemone
  • Swamp Buttercup
  • Wild Geranium

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