17.41 | Nature Notes (Oct 8-14)

Photo of Nelson's Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow | Biddeford Pool, ME | 8 Oct 2017

(Birding) Highlights of the Week

I observed 1 Lapland Longspur and numerous Nelson's and Savannah Sparrows in the marsh along Mile Stretch Road in Biddeford Pool.

A friend and I took a 24-hour trip to Aroostook County to look for Barnacle Geese. They proved elusive, but we did see a Greater White-fronted Goose, an immature Snow Goose, and many thousands of Canada Geese.

And, while not exactly a "highlight", we also found a recently struck and killed Long-eared Owl in Fort Fairfield (a species I've only seen alive at a rehab center).

Wild Edible of the Week

Jenny made some delicious jello using the juice of some Fox Grapes that I foraged.

Moon Challenge Report

I completed five morning meditations and five gratitude journal entries for my Meditation and Gratitude Moon Challenge.

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

Locate 5 insect galls (see Insect Sign: Galls for ideas on where to look).

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