17.36 | Nature Notes (Sep 3-9)

Photo of Rainbow over Stage Island
Rainbow over Stage Island | Biddeford, ME | 9 Sep 2017

Highlights of the Week

Throughout the week, I observed 19 species of shorebirds including 1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper (FOY), 1 Dunlin, 2 Western Sandpipers, 6 Stilt Sandpipers, and 33 Red Knots.

I observed the following ducks at the Sanford Lagoons: Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, and Hooded Merganser.

Much needed rain fueled a flush of Fly Agaric mushrooms under Eastern White Pines near my home.

Wild Edible of the Week

I sampled ripe and not-quite-ripe fruits from several feral Apple trees.

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

Embark on a 30-minute (or longer) mushroom mission in a wooded location. How many different kinds can you find?

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