Friday, August 12, 2022

- - - Sit Spot #1241 - August 12, 2022 (to be continued . . .)





Friday, August 12, 2022 5:35 p.m.

Sit 1241  :  East Porch  :   Sunny 

+25° (+25°) NW 13-20 28% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Barn Swallows,

(Jet - Air Canada Jazz flight 591...),

(Wind Chimes),


Extras:

5:50 a.m. -

Only 10ยบ,

No Bats flying,

Venus shining brightly,

Cardinal singing,


6:05 a.m. - Dawn Chorus -

Cardinal,

Carolina Wren,

Pewee,


Along the RBG Trails -


(   .   .   .   to be added   .   .   .   )





Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wild Cucumber - Sit Spot #1240 - August 11, 2022







Wild Cucumber
2 female flowers
many, many male flowers



Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:00 p.m.

Sit 1240  :  Brush Pile W  :  Mostly Sunny 

+26° (+28°) NW 19-30 kph 27% humidity 


(Jet - Air Canada Jazz flight 742...),

(Traffic noises),

Catbird,

Crickets,


Extras:

12:30 a.m. - Many crickets singing,

 

5:55 a.m. -

Vesus shining brightly,

Bats Flying,

Cardinal singing,


6:05 a.m. - Dawn Chorus -

Crows,

Towhee,

Field Sparrow,

Pewee,

(Bats still flying),


Along the Trails -

Crickets,

Carolina Wren,

Goldfinches,

Catbird,

Blue Jay,

Garter Snake,

Barn Swallows,

Hummingbird,


Blooming Plants seen today:

Agrimony 

Alexanders, Golden 

Alfalfa

Aster, Upland White 

Basil, Wild 

Bergamot

Black-eyed Susans

Blazing Star

Butter and Eggs

Buttercup, Tall

Campion, Rose

Carpet weed 

Catnip

Celandine

Clover, Red

Clover, White

Clover, White Sweet 

Coneflower, Cutleaf 

Coneflower, Grey-headed 

Coneflower, Purple

Coneflower, Tall

Coneflower, Thin-leaved

Cucumber, Wild

Culver’s Root

Cup Plant

Daisy, Oxeye

Daylily

Dock, Prairie

Elecampane 

Evening Primrose 

Fleabane, Daisy

Geranium 

Globe Thistle 

Goldenrod, Early 

Goldenrod, Grass-leaved 

Ground Cherry, Clammy

Harebell

Heal-all

Hedge-Nettle, Upright 

Hemlock, Water 

Herb Robert

Horseweed 

Hosta sp.

Joe-Pye Weed

Knotgrass 

Knotweed, Virginia 

Lady's Thumb, Spotted 

Lavender 

Live Forever

Lobelia, Great

Lopseed 

Marigold

Meadowsweet

'Million Bells' (New purchase)

Mint,Wild

Morning Glory 

Motherwort 

Mountain Mint, Slender 

Mountain Mint, Virginia 

Nightshade, Bittersweet

Nightshade, Black 

Nightshade, Enchanters

Obedient Plant

Pansies

Petunia (New purchase)

Phlox, Garden

Queen Anne's Lace

Ragweed, False

Raspberry, Purple-flowering

Rocket, Dames

Rose of Sharon

Snapdragon, Dwarf

Sow Thistle, Field

Speedwell, Long-leaved

Spiderwort 

'Starcluster, Egyptian' (New purchase)

Stonecrop, Two-row 

Sunflower (New purchase)

Tea, Oswego 

Thistle, Bull

Thyme, Garden

Tobacco

Tomato, Garden

Trefoil, Birdsfoot 

Trumpet Creeper

Vervain, White 

Wood Sorrel 

Yarrow

Zinnia (new purchase)





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow





Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Coneflower - Sit Spot #1239 - August 10, 2022







Thin-leaved Coneflower
Just starting to open



Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:05 a.m.

Sit 1239  : Brush Pile W  :   Mostly Sunny 

+15° (+15°) W 2-3 kph  94% humidity 


Chickadees (Fee-Bee calls),

Towhee,

Catbird,

(Jet - Porter Airlines flight 385...),

Crows,

(Traffic noises),


Extras:

6:05 a.m. -

No Bats this a.m.

Carolina Wren,

Cardinal


Along the trails -

Flicker,

Carolina Wren,

Red Squirrel,

Crows,

Blue Jay,

Towhee,

Field Sparrow,

White-tailed Deer,

Cardinal

Crickets,

Black-billed Cuckoo


Blooming Plants seen today:

Agrimony 

Aster, Upland White 

Avens, Catlings 

Avens, Yellow 

Basil, Wild 

Bergamot

Black-eyed Susans

Buttercup, Tall

Campion, Rose

Carpet weed 

Catnip

Celandine

Chicory

Clover, Red

Clover, White

Clover, White Sweet 

Coneflower, Cutleaf (Outhouse Plant)

Coneflower, Grey-headed 

Coneflower, Purple

Coneflower, Tall

Coneflower, Thin-leaved

Cucumber, Wild

Culver’s Root

Cup Plant

Daisy, Oxeye

Daylily

Dock, Prairie

Elecampane 

Evening Primrose 

Fleabane, Daisy

Geranium 

Goatsbeard, Yellow

Goldenrod, Early 

Heal-all

Hedge-Nettle, Upright 

Hemlock, Water 

Horseweed 

Hosta sp.

Joe-Pye Weed

Knotgrass 

Knotweed, Virginia 

Lady's Thumb, Spotted 

Lavender 

Live Forever

Lobelia, Great

Lopseed 

Marigold

Meadowsweet

Mint,Wild

Motherwort 

Mountain Mint, Slender 

Mountain Mint, Virginia 

Mullein

Nightshade, Bittersweet

Nightshade, Black 

Nightshade, Enchanters

Obedient Plant

Pansies

Phlox, Garden

Queen Anne's Lace

Ragweed, False

Raspberry, Purple-flowering

Rose of Sharonl

Snapdragon, Dwarf

Speedwell, Long-leaved

Spiderwort 

Stonecrop, Two-row (Dragon’s Blood)

Tea, Oswego 

Teasel

Thistle, Bull

Thyme, Gardenl

Tomato, Garden

Trefoil, Birdsfoot 

Trumpet Creeper

Vervain, White 

Wood Sorrel 

Yarrow





Photo Site #5 - Front "Forest" Trail







Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Aster/Goats - Sit Spot #1238 - August 9, 2022






1st Arrow-leaved Aster of the season







I really need to work on the fences
to keep the goats inside the paddock.




Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:30 a.m.

Sit 1238  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

+19° (+19°) N 15-23 kph  68% humidity 


Blue Jays,

Catbird,

(Jet - American Airlines flight 2816...),

Mourning Dove,

Goldfinches,

Towhee,

(Traffic noises),

Mosquitoes,


Extras:

12:30 a.m. - Crickets singing,


5:40 a.m. -

Venus shining brightly,

(How long will it stay in a.m. sky?),

Two Bats flying,

Cardinal singing,


6:05 a.m. Dawn Chorus -

Cardinal,

Carolina Wren,

Crows,

Towhee,


Along the Trails -

Crows,

Carolina Wren,

Crickets singing,

Flicker,

House Wren,

Indigo Bunting,

Blue Jay,

Catbird,

Field Sparrow,

Garter Snake,

 

Blooming Plants seen today:

Agrimony 

Alfalfa

Aster, Arrow-leaved 1st 

Aster, Upland White 

Avens, Catlings

Avens, White

Avens, Catlings 

Bergamot 

Black-eyed Susans

Blazing Star

Buttercup, Tall

Calendula 

Campion, Rose

Carpet weed 

Catnip

Celandine

Chicory

Clover, Red

Clover, White

Clover, White Sweet 

Coneflower, Cutleaf

Coneflower, Grey-headed 

Coneflower, Purple

Coneflower, Tall

Coneflower, Thin-leaved

Coreopsis, Lance-leaved 

Coreopsis, Tall

Cucumber, Wild

Culver’s Root

Cup Plant

Dandelion

Daisy, Oxeye

Daylily

Dock, Prairie

Elecampane 

Evening Primrose 

Fleabane, Daisy

Geranium 

Globe Thistle

Goatsbeard, Yellow

Goldenrod, Early 

Goldenrod, Grass-leaved

Grass, Big Bluestem

Ground Cherry, Clammy

Heal-all

Hedge Parsley, Upright 

Hemlock, Water 

Herb Robert

Horehound, Water

Horseweed 

Hosta sp.

Indian Tobacco 

Knotgrass 

Knotweed, Virginia 

Lady's Thumb, Spotted 

Lavender 

Live Forever

Lobelia, Great 

Lopseed 

Marigold

Meadowsweet

Medic,Black 

Mint,Wild

Motherwort 

Mountain Mint, Slender 

Mountain Mint, Virginia 

Nettle, False

Nightshade, Bittersweet

Nightshade, Black 

Nightshade, Enchanters

Obedient Plant

Pansies

Phlox, Garden

Plantain, English

Queen Anne's Lace

Ragweed, False

Ragweed, Giant 

Raspberry, Purple-flowering

Rose of Sharon

St. John's wort, Shrubby

Sow Thistle, Field

Snapdragon, Dwarf

Speedwell, Long-leaved

Spiderwort 

Stickseed, Virginia

Switchgrass

Tea, Oswego 

Teasel

Thistle, Bull

Thyme, Garden

Tobacco

Tomato, Garden

Trefoil, Birdsfoot 

Trumpet Creeper

Vervain, Blue

Vervain, White 

Wood Sorrel 

Yarrow


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch -

Cardinal,

Hummingbird,

Barn Swallows,

Towhee,

Carolina Wren.





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail





Monday, August 08, 2022

Velvetleaf - Sit Spot #1237 - August 8, 2022







Velvetleaf 


Monday, August 8, 2022 10:35 a.m.

Sit 1237  :  Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

+24° (+32°) SW 22-31 kph 89% humidity 


Catbird,

(Jet - Republic Airlines Flight 4551...),

(Traffic noises),

Wind in trees,

Crows,

White Vervain,


Extras:

5:35 a.m. -

Bats flying,

House alarm in distance,


6:05 a.m. - Dawn Chorus -

Carolina Wren,

Towhee,

Crows,

Goldfinches,


Along the Trails -

Crows,

Towhee 

Carolina Wren,

Barn Swallows,

Crickets singing,

Flicker,

Garter Snake,


Blooming Plants seen today:

Agrimony 

Alfalfa

Aster, Upland White 

Avens, White

Avens, Yellow

Bedstraw, Smooth (Hedge)

Bergamot 

Black-eyed Susans

Blazing Star

Calendula 

Campion, Rose

Carpet weed 

Catnip

Celandine

Chicory

Clover, Alsike

Clover, Red

Clover, White

Clover, White Sweet 

Coneflower, Cutleaf

Coneflower, Grey-headed 

Coneflower, Purple

Coneflower, Tall

Coneflower, Thin-leaved

Coreopsis, Lance-leaved 

Coreopsis, Tall

Cucumber, Wild

Culver’s Root

Cup Plant

Daisy, Oxeye

Daylily

Dock, Prairie

Elecampane 

Evening Primrose 

Fleabane, Daisy

Geranium 

Globe Thistle - 1st

Goldenrod, Early 

Goldenrod, Grass-leaved - 1st

Grass, Big Bluestem

Ground Cherry, Clammy

Heal-all

Hedge Parsley, Upright 

Hemlock, Water 

Herb Robert

Horehound, Water

Horseweed 

Hosta sp.

Indian Tobacco 

Knotgrass 

Knotweed, Virginia 

Lady's Thumb, Spotted 

Lavender 

Lettuce, Wild

Live Forever

Lobelia, Great 

Lopseed 

Marigold

Meadowsweet

Medic,Black 

Mint,Wild

Motherwort 

Mountain Mint, Slender 

Mountain Mint, Virginia 

Mullein, Common

Nettle, False

Nightshade, Bittersweet

Nightshade, Black 

Nightshade, Enchanters

Obedient Plant

Pansies

Phlox, Garden

Plantain, English

Queen Anne's Lace

Ragweed, False

Ragweed, Giant 

Raspberry, Purple-flowering

Rose of Sharon

St. John's wort, Shrubby

Snapdragon, Dwarf

Speedwell, Long-leaved

Spiderwort 

Stickseed, Virginia

Switchgrass

Tea, Oswego 

Teasel

Thistle, Bull

Thyme, Garden

Tobacco

Tomato, Garden

Trefoil, Birdsfoot 

Trumpet Creeper

Vervain, Blue

Vervain, White 

Vetch, Cow 

Wood Sorrel 

Yarrow


Addition from the Roadsides -

Bugloss, Vipers

Butter and Eggs

Grass, Foxtail - 1st

Hedge-nettle, Marsh - 1st

Knapweed, Brown,

Knapweed, Spotted

Loosestrife, Purple

Parsnip, Wild 

Ragweed, Common

Velvetleaf


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch -

Blue Jay,

Crow,

Goldfinch,

Hummingbird,

Field Sparrow,

Towhee,

Carolina Wren,

Grey Squirrel,

Red Squirrel.










Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint