Here are some nature notes from around southern Maine:
- 4 American Oystercatchers (my first family group of summer), 5 Piping Plovers, 1 Marbled Godwit, 15 Red Knots, 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper, 1 Western Sandpiper, 2 "Western" Willets, and 6 gull species, including 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (FOY), at the Basket Island Causeway, Hills Beach, Biddeford
- 2 American Golden-Plovers (FOY) at Pine Point, Scarborough
- 1 Manx Shearwater (FOY) and 75+ Northern Gannets during a morning seawatch, and 1 Dickcissel (FOY) at Timber Point Trail, Granite Point Rd., Biddeford
- Butterflies seen included: Great Spangled Fritillary, Black Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Cabbage White, Mourning Cloak, American Lady, Viceroy, Pearl Crescent, and Monarch
- Red False Bartsia (Odontites vernus) and Devil's Beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa) flowering
- I ate the fruits of Black Cherry, Beach Rose, and Beach Plum
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