Highlights of the Week
Ebony Jewelwings are now fluttering along wooded streams.
FOY birds included a very rare (for Maine) Brown Pelican off Prout's Neck in Scarborough; a rare White-faced Ibis in Cape Elizabeth; and a rare (at least for late June) Stilt Sandpiper at a farm pond in Clinton. All three birds were first located by other birders.
Wild Edible of the Week
I processed down a couple dozen Cat-tail (Typha sp.) shoots to obtain the tender, white hearts, which I boiled for a few minutes, before letting them cool and eating them. I also picked, boiled, and ate (minus the tough cores) about a dozen immature male flower spikes.
Moon Challenge Report
On Friday (the new moon), I began my Movement Moon Challenge. I'll either walk 3+ miles or bike 5+ miles, 5+ days a week from now until the next new moon.
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
Spend 10+ minutes observing an ant colony.
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