Thursday, June 17, 2021

Cleavers - Walnuts - Sit Spot #872 - June 17, 2021 (to be continued later)








Common Bedstraw
aka Cleavers
gaillet gratteron
(Galium aparine)






Walnut Trees
southeast of our house




Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Sit 872  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

+17° (+17°) S 4-6 kph 39% humidity 


Cardinal,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Song Sparrows,

(Jet  - Republic Airlines Flight 8809...),

Dogs barking in distance,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Common Yellowthroat,

Goldfinches,

Chickadees,

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,

Dames Rocket blooms,

White Avens blooms,

Multiflora Rose blooms,



Extras:

5:30 a.m. -

Robins,

Crows,

Cardinals,

Red-winged Blackbirds,


Along the trails -

House Wren,

Baltimore Oriole,

Field Sparrow,

Rat #9 in barn trap,

Mourning Doves,

Smooth Brome grass blooming

    for a few days already...

Common Yellowthroat,

Towhee,

Robins,

Chickadees "fee bee" calls,

Catbird,

1st Lance-leaved Coreopsis blooming,


Driving down road & found 

   another tick on my neck (#38),


More later

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(  to be continued . . .  )





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






 

 

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Common Milkweed - Sit Spot 871 - June 16, 2021 (to be finished later. . .)










Close enhanced look at a
Common Milkweed Flower




Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:00 p.m.

Sit 871  : Brush Pile W : Mostly cloudy

+21° (+21°) NW 15-28 28%humidity 


Crows,

Mosquitoes,

Unidentified bird calls,

Dames Rocket blooms,

Multiflora Rose blooms,

(Prop Plane),

Cardinal,

Towhee,

Song Sparrow,


Extras:

2:20 a.m. - Clear, cool, stars, no fireflies,


5:35 a.m. -

Robins,

Crows,

House Wren,

Field Sparrow,

Red-winged Blackbirds,


Along the trails -

Robins,

Crows,

Water in east "pond" gone,

Cardinal,

Goldfinches,

Baltimore Oriole,

Towhee,

1st Common Milkweed in bloom,


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(to be continued . . . )





Photo Site #7 -
Sunrise Time from Upstairs Window






Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bush-honeysuckle - Sit Spot #870 - June 14, 2021








Northern Bush-honeysuckle
dièreville chèvrefeuille
(Diervilla lonicera)




Tuesday, June 15, 2021 10:50 a.m.

Sit 870  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

20° (20°) NW 13-20 kph 37% humidity 


Towhee,

Cardinal,

(Jet - XLS flight 950...),

Wind in trees,

Song Sparrow,

Unidentified bird calls,

Dames Rocket blooms,

Multiflora Rose blooms,

Prop Plane,


Extras:


12:05 a.m. - Fireflies 


5:40 a.m. -

Robins,

Field Sparrows,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

House Wren,


Along the trails -

House Wren,

Baltimore Oriole,

Mourning Doves,

Common Yellowthroat,

1st Northern Bush Honeysuckle bloom,

1st Silvery Cinquefoil bloom,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Field Sparrow,

Song Sparrow,

Tape on pant-legs 2 ticks (#32 & 33),

Tick crawling on my neck (#34),

Tick on my back at supper time (#35),

Another tick on my neck (#36),

And a tick crawling on my arm (#37),

1st Yellow Daylily bloom


Other Flowers Seen in bloom today -

*= not native (T)=tree (S)=shrub

Alfalfa *

Anemone, Canada

Avens, White

Avens, Wood *

Beardtongue, Foxglove

Blackberry, Common; (S)

Buttercup, Tall *

Carrion Flower, Common *

Celandine *

Cleavers

Clover, Alsike *

Clover, Red *

Clover, White * 

Columbine, Wild

Comfrey, Common, *

Daisy, Oxeye *

Dandelion, Common *

Dead-nettle, Spotted *

Dogwood, Gray (s)

Fleabane, Common

Fleabane, Daisy

Forget-me-not, True *

Goatsbeard, Yellow *

Ground Ivy *

Hawkweed, Field *

Hawkweed, Orange *

Heal-all

Herb Robert *

Medic, Black *

Motherwort *

Orchard Grass *

Parsnip, Cow

Peppergrass, Field *

Rocket, Dame’s *

Rose, Multiflora * (S)

Sorrel, Sheep *

Sowthistle, Spiny-leaved *

Spiderwort *

Stonecrop sp *

Trefoil, Birdsfoot *

Tulip Tree

Valerian, Garden *

Vetch, Cow *

Vetch, Hairy *

Wood Sorrel, Yellow

Cultivated Plants

Cranesbill, Bloody *

Loosestrife, Dotted *

Rhododendron *

Spirea species *


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Cardinals,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Grosbeak, Rose-breasted,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robin,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #8 - West Pond
Water almost gone . . .






Monday, June 14, 2021

Beardtongue - Robin - Sit Spot #869 - June 14, 2021








Foxglove Beardtongue
catching the evening sun








Bringing home supper




Monday, June 14, 2021 10:40 a.m.

Sit 869  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+16° (+15°) W 13-20 kph  82% humidity 


Song Sparrow,

Crows,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

(Construction noises),

Mosquitoes,

Dogs barking in distance,

Cardinal,


Extras:

5:40 a.m. -

Cardinals,

Field Sparrows,

Woodpecker drumming,


Along the trails -

2 more rats in barn traps (#6&7),

Pewee,

Cardinals,

House Wren,

Great Crested Flycatcher,

Blue Jays,

Many, many Mosquitoes,

Towhee,

Field Sparrow,

Common Yellowthroat,

(13'8" to water in well,

   no need to buy until 40' down)


Flowers Seen in bloom today -

*= not native (T)=tree (S)=shrub

Anemone, Canada

Avens, White

Avens, Wood *

Beardtongue, Foxglove

Blackberry, Common; (S)

Buttercup, Tall *

Carrion Flower, Common *

Celandine *

Cleavers

Clover, Alsike *

Clover, Red *

Clover, White * 

Columbine, Wild

Comfrey, Common, *

Daisy, Oxeye *

Dandelion, Common *

Dead-nettle, Spotted *

Dogwood, Gray (s)

Fleabane, Common

Fleabane, Daisy

Goatsbeard, Meadow *

Goatsbeard, Yellow *

Ground Ivy *

Hawkweed, Field *

Hawkweed, Orange *

Heal-all

Herb Robert *

Medic, Black *

Motherwort *

Orchard Grass *

Parsnip, Cow

Peppergrass, Field *

Rocket, Dame’s *

Rose, Multiflora * (S)

Sorrel, Sheep *

Sowthistle, Spiny-leaved *

Speedwell, Common

Spiderwort *

Stonecrop sp *

Trefoil, Birdsfoot *

Tulip Tree

Valerian, Garden *

Vetch, Cow *

Vetch, Hairy *

Wood Sorrel, Yellow

Cultivated Plants

Cranesbill, Bloody *

Iris *

Loosestrife, Dotted *

Rhododendron *

Spirea species *


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Flicker,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Grosbeak, Rose-breasted

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Robin,

Chipmunk

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.






Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow








Sunday, June 13, 2021

Trail - Sit Spot 868 - June 13, 2021









Looking down the Harrisburg Trail




Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:55 a.m.

Sit 868  : Brush Pile W : Mostly cloudy 

+24° (+28°) SW 9-14 kph  61% humidity

 

Towhee,

Song Sparrow,

Cardinal,

Mosquitoes,

(Jet - United Airlines flight 2126…),

Crows,

Yellow-billed Cuckoo,

Red-winged Blackbirds,

Common Yellowthroat,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Catbird,

Dames Rocket blooms,

Multiflora Rose blooms,


Extras:


2:30 a.m. - Fireflies


5:35 a.m.-

Field Sparrow,

Mourning Doves,

Robins,

Crows,

Red-winged Blackbirds,


Along the trails -

Pewee,

Baltimore Oriole,

Great Crested Flycatcher,

Goldfinches,

Blue Jays,

Song Sparrow,

Towhee,

Common Yellowthroat,

Field Sparrow,


New flowers

     Along Harrisburg trail -

Bladder Campion,

Mystery Mustard,

Vipers Bugloss,

Spreading Dogbane,

Northern Bush Honeysuckle,

Nodding Thistle,


Other Flowers Seen in bloom today -

*= not native (T)=tree (S)=shrub

Alfalfa *

Anemone, Canada

Asparagus *

Avens, White

Avens, Wood *

Beardtongue, Foxglove

Blackberry, Common; (S)

Buttercup, Tall *

Carrion Flower, Common *

Celandine *

Chickweed, Mouse-ear *

Cleavers

Clover, Alsike *

Clover, Red *

Clover, White * 

Columbine, Wild

Comfrey, Common, *

Daisy, Oxeye *

Dandelion, Common *

Dead-nettle, Spotted *

Dogwood, Gray (s)

Fleabane, Common

Fleabane, Daisy

Forget-Me-Not, True *

Goatsbeard, Yellow *

Ground Ivy *

Hawkweed, Field *

Hawkweed, Orange *

Herb Robert *

Medic, Black *

Motherwort *

Mustard, Garlic *

Orchard Grass *

Parsnip, Cow

Peppergrass, Field *

Raspberry, Black (S)

Rocket, Dame’s *

Rose, Multiflora * (S)

Sowthistle, Spiny-leaved *

Speedwell, Common

Spiderwort *

Stonecrop sp *

Trefoil, Birdsfoot *

Tulip Tree

Valerian, Garden *

Vetch, Cow *

Vetch, Hairy *

Wood Sorrel, Yellow

Cultivated Plants

Cranesbill, Bloody *

Iris *

Loosestrife, Dotted *

Rhododendron *

Spirea species *


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Red-winged Blackbird,

Cardinals,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Grackle,

Grosbeak, Rose-breasted

Hummingbird,

Robin,

Chipmunk

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Red Squirrel.





Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint
(each year the summer view is less)





Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint
June 13, 2016
We still had more of a view . . .