Monday, July 05, 2010

80's, humid, periodic bouts of rain that get heavy at times. Butterflyweed now in bloom, and early Purple Coneflower about to pop. The rains have kept everything extremely lush, including the creeping charlie that seems to be coming up in droves. Had to rip bushels of it out of the native gardening, and am starting to use ground cloth to better control the invasives. Sweet Joe Pye weed about 6' tall (but not blooming yet,) and Goldenrod and Bergamot growing taller every day.

Loons heard from the house, and Grey Tree frogs constantly seen clinging at night to doors and windows.

Wildlife Spotted

  • American Toad
  • 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
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Loon
  • Monarch Caterpillar
  • Nuthatch
  • Purple Finch
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Squirrel, Grey

Natives in Bloom:

  • Butterfly weed
  • Early Meadowrue
  • Glade Mallow
  • Harebell
  • Spiderwort
  • Swamp Buttercup
  • Swamp Milkweed

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