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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Messy Spring Project




There has been a whole lot of dirt moving around at the park.  Most for the city improvements, but nature too has her share of mud-moving jobs.  Barn swallows have home building project in progress at the pavilion.

Enjoy!

~ Robin




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Meanwhile in the forest ...




The forest is full of fresh blooms.  Drooping Trillium are opening along the hillside.  As are Lilly of the Valley.  And just behind the brush of the marsh road a big bed of bugleweed have invaded and are blooming as well.

Enjoy!

~ Robin





Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ostriches Starting to Strut







A large patch of Ostrich fern bordering the marsh road pond have been busy unfurling over the past couple days. (Located on the eastern border of the pond.)

Enjoy!

~ Robin




Friday, May 6, 2016

The Bumble Bee Express



The park is a busy place right now.  The road is anything but express as the construction workers are busy digging and moving dirt.  One place where there is no transportation issue is among the flowers.  At first glance, it looks like this bumble bee is being hurt by, or at the least annoyed by its passengers (bee mites), but a little internet digging told they are harmless and more interested in a ride to the next flower.

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Friday, April 29, 2016

Study of Sumac Buds





One of the perks of taking photos is that sometimes you can see more in the photo than initially with your naked eye.

Sumac buds first appear as fuzzy nubs. But as they open, from the fuzz something beautiful emerges.

Enjoy!

~ Robin

Saturday, April 23, 2016

More Spring Arrivals





 Jack-in-the-pulpits are starting to come up.  Large-flowered Bellwort are coming up too.  The flower will droop downward once the flower opens.  



Found a couple of Six Spotted Tiger Beetles playing along the marsh road.






But also an invader is starting to blossom.  Pretty as the Garlic Mustard is, it spreads easy and can take over areas quickly.  I've read they are edible!

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Northwood's Early Spring Wildflowers




Wood Anemone are just starting to open on the forest hillside area.  The Rue Anemone are opening nicely and easily seen from the paths there.

And Little Leaf Buttercup can be found in a shady part along the marsh road.

Enjoy!

~ Robin