Highlights of the Week
A number of warblers are now back on territory in local woodlands and wetlands, including Ovenbirds, Pine Warblers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Yellow Warblers, and more. (To meet some of them, join me for a KCT Spring Bird Walk this week or next!)
FOY birds here in southern Maine included Short-billed Dowitcher, House Wren, Prairie Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Bobolink, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Veery, Marsh Wren, Great Crested Flycatcher, White-crowned Sparrow, Nashville Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, and Least Flycatcher.
Wild Edible of the Week
I consumed several servings of cooked Garden Yellow-rocket tops -- typically boiling them for 2-3 minutes and discarding the cooking water.
Moon Challenge Report
My Spring Ephemeral Moon Challenge is off to a slow start. I noticed American Trout-lily and Wood Windflower (Anemone quinquefolia) blooming abundantly this week, but I didn't spend time photographing them.
Jenny submitted 8 complete eBird checklists (including one without me)!
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
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