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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