17.27 | Nature Notes (Jul 2-8)

Photo of Common Tern
Common Tern | St. Agatha, ME | 5 Jul 2017

Highlights of the Week

I spotted various butterflies, including Baltimore Checkerspots, Viceroys, Monarchs, White Admirals, and Canadian Tiger Swallowtails.

My nose located several patches of ripe Common Strawberries.

I heard and eventually saw my FOY White-winged Crossbill in Stockholm. Later that day, I bumped into at least 4 more.

Wild Edible of the Week

Common Milkweed bud clusters featured prominently in my meals.

Moon Challenge Report

I met my Movement Moon goal this week by walking 3+ miles or biking 5+ miles or some combination thereof, on 5 out of 7 days.

Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)

Find a family of dabbling or diving ducks.

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