Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Flora and Fauna of Goodale Park
I worry about those pitcher plants and so I check them regularly...I was a bit early on my last walk around to see the blossoms so I went back today. Caught them just right this time..
And I thought the count was down to only 2 clumps but I found a third it has moved itself closer to the water so now its more protected. Im really happy about that...no mower is going to get it there..now if only they don't bulldoze, they recently had a ditch witch in there to drain a new bog WHY I don't know its supposed to be a natural area so a bog is perfect but anywho they are trying to drain the bog so I hope they don't run over these pitchers.
The water lilies look great.....Last time I saw that immature male Orchard Oriole and this time I saw a mature one..he wanted to show me his backside...fine by me, awesome color!!
I made this video of a gray catbird singing....I had no idea they could sing this beautifully...
later on the other side of the lake another one was following me on the path...I was busy trying to get a shot of a Yellow Billed Cuckoo but the Gray Catbird was just sitting pretty while the cuckoo was way up in the nose bleed section of the trees so I aimed at the catbird instead!
I always spook the Great Blue Heron and he makes a quick escape to the backside of the lake...
there is a large patch of this small yellow flower I can't find the ID on it yet...it sure is pretty
Found at least one water Iris in bloom,
as well as honey suckle
and some Virginia Sweetspire is growing by the lakes edge...
this Red Winged Black Bird tried really hard to hide from me...but he did show off his shoulder patches!
and the Northern Cardinal was enjoying a good rain puddle bath!
I guess this wolf spider is hoping to get some gnats and mosquitoes from his watery perch...check those fangs...."shudders"
LOOK at the amount of rain we had in a hour long downpour yesterday!!! This is our front yard!
It did soak in pretty fast and left behind some serious erosion in the yard...
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.