17.50 | Nature Notes (Dec 10-16)

Photo of Winterberry
Winterberry (Ilex sp.) | Kennebunkport, ME | 15 Dec 2017

Highlights of the Week

I twitched a Lark Sparrow who has been visiting a feeder in Biddeford for at least a couple of weeks.

In less than an hour, I saw two roadside adult Cooper's Hawks: one on an antenna frame in South Portland, and one in a deciduous tree in Biddeford.

A Western Conifer Seed Bug spent some time in my bedroom midweek.

Wild Edible of the Week

I made tea and seasoned a pot roast with dried leaves of Small Bayberry that I gathered during the green season.

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

Locate and observe a Dark-eyed Junco.

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