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Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the 5throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. ~~~ Live in the USA? Get a free Bible and free Christian books

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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Meanwhile at Eloise Butler's Garden ...






A great horned owl chick was recently discovered day-napping at the Eloise Butler's Wildflower Garden.  Plenty of the spring wildflowers have shown themselves as well.  Among which include Dutchman's Breeches ,  




Marsh Marigolds ,














Wild Ginger 










And a couple varieties of Trout Lilies.

Enjoy!

~ Robin

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring Signs Abundant Now


  Signs of spring are abundant now.  Geese are nesting, violets and ground ivy are scattering hints of purple, turtles are coming out bask and muskrats are flirting.

Yes, spring is definitely in the air.

Enjoy!


~ Robin




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Spring Birds




Several spring birds are active at the park now.  American Robin, Red-Wing Blackbird, Hooded Merganser ducks and Wood ducks among them.  They seem to be enjoying the park in spite of the construction.  ;-)

Enjoy!

~ Robin






Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Showy Bush Buds




Several bushes are beginning to form leaves and bud. Red-berried Elder  and Wayfaring Tree have a couple of the early showy buds.

Enjoy!

~ Robin