NATURE report

PHENOLOGY FRIDAY

This week's report is brought to you by Education Coordinator Beth Haasken.

 

A walk from my office to the shore of Long Lake is only about 200 feet but because there's so much to see it can take me 30 minutes. On my walk today, I spied Black-Eyed Susans, Pagoda Dogwood Berries, Butterfly Weed blooms and pods, Common Milkweed, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle gone to seed (should have weeded them), Tansy (them too), Common Yarrow, Green Bulrush, Giant Goldenrod, Virginia Mountain Mint, Nodding Onion, Prairie Goldenrod, Prairie Ironweed, Asters, Purple Prairie Clover, Bee Balm, and White Water-Lilies. Two large oak trees are dropping lots of acorns. A chipmunk was so busy gathering/eating acorns on the path, I had to move for it. There are lots of bees (especially around the Bee Balm) and Carolina Grasshoppers. I spotted the season's first Hummingbird Moth on Arrowhead blooms. Along the way I encountered Frogs, Canada Geese swimming in oddly perfect single-file lines, Adult Loons and their little loon, a Kingfisher, and Solitary Sandpipers. It was a short but lovely little walk. You don't have to go on long adventures to see wonderful things. Unplug, get outside and live connected.

phenology_8-11-22_9
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_8
press to zoom
Sandpiper_8-9-22
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_7
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_6
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_5
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_4
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22_3
press to zoom
phenology_8-11-22
press to zoom
1/2