17.32 | Nature Notes (Aug 6-12)

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Blue Dasher | Biddeford, ME | 9 Aug 2017

Highlights of the Week

I recorded the calls of two juvenile Bald Eagles at Pleasant Point Park in Buxton.

A juvenile Cooper's Hawk was vocal near my home throughout the week.

In two brief visits to a local cemetery pond, I saw the following types of dragonflies: Slaty Skimmer, Blue Dasher, Dot-tailed Whiteface, Widow Skimmer, Calico Pennant, Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Common Whitetail, and Eastern Pondhawk.

Wild Edible of the Week

I snacked on sweet Blackberries (Rubus sp.).

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

Spend 30+ minutes observing shorebirds. (If you don't live near the ocean, visit inland locations with exposed mud, like pond or river edges, or try scanning plowed or grassy farm fields.)

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