Highlights of the Week
Most evergreen trees have pushed out (or are in the process of pushing out) new light-green growth. The feel of the soft branch tips of some species (like Balsam Fir, American Larch, and the Norway Spruce in my backyard) reminds me of Koosh balls.
I saw or heard a handful of FOY birds in my travels, including: Olive-sided Flycatcher and Saltmarsh Sparrow in York County; Mourning Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Bicknell's Thrush, and Black-backed Woodpecker in Franklin County; and Atlantic Puffin and Arctic Tern at Petit Manan Island in Washington County.
Wild Edible of the Week
I ate about a dozen peeled Curly Dock shoots.
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
Visit a local wetland to find at least 2 dragonfly species.
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