Highlights of the Week
Warm days and favorable winds brought many avian arrivals to southern Maine including my FOY Little Blue Heron, Glossy Ibis, Chipping Sparrow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Eastern Meadowlark, Vesper Sparrow, Pied-billed Grebe, Swamp Sparrow, Winter Wren, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Black-bellied Plover, Field Sparrow, Louisiana Waterthrush, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Purple Martin. And, during a birding road trip with friends, I saw 3 more FOY's: Common Redpoll, Ruddy Duck, and Sandhill Crane.
Wild Edible of the Week
Green edibles are emerging on the landscape, but this week I ate another freezer fruit: Black Chokeberry. I consumed the astringent fruits mixed with non-astringent wild berries, also from the freezer.
Moon Challenge Report
I got outside before sunrise on 4 days this week, and I added a few more species to my heard-before-sunrise list, including Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Warbler, Winter Wren, and a drumming Ruffed Grouse.
Jenny also enjoyed 4 sunrises this week, including 2 at the ocean!
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
Locate/visit a vernal pool. Hint: The duck-like calls of Wood Frogs can lead you to one.
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