Highlights of the Week
Blood Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea), Narrow-leaved Gentian (Gentiana linearis), White Goldenrod (Solidago bicolor), Flax-leaved Stiff-aster, and Tall White-aster (Doellingeria umbellatus) flowering.
I spent a day out at sea on a fishing boat. Thick fog made spotting birds nearly impossible (I was able to identify just a handful of Wilson's Storm-Petrels, a few Northern Gannets, and small numbers of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls), so I turned my efforts to catching fish for my freezer. I took home over ten pounds of Pollock fillets.
I saw a very rare and extremely long-tailed Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Lifer!) discovered by another birder at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth.
Wild Edible of the Week
I gathered fruits of Black Elderberry, some of which Jenny processed into a nutritious wild fruit jello.
Nature Challenge of the Week (for you, the reader)
Sit under an Oak (Quercus sp.) tree (with a hat on) and observe for 20+ minutes.
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