The parking islands are always filled with a nice assortment of natives.
We had an unseasonably warm day yesterday, 64F!! I demanded some outdoor time and went to Volo Bog. This is such a unique thing to have in this area. Since I’ve already written about the unique details of the bog, if you’re curious, click here!
Red dogwood (cornus racemosa) is easily spotted in the bog.
Out with the old, in with the new! These are bluebird nest boxes.
Mommy and baby racoon tracks.
Huge paper wasp nest.
The Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) are starting to arrive back from the south. I’ll write a bird post when I get better photos.
These are rather large birds and they were flocking in the sky. Don’t look up with your mouth open!!
Northern pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) These guys trap insects in the pitcher with a lid type structure.
Moss, not sure of variety
Mr. Crane again.
I think this is for barn swallows. Pretty Kewl!!!
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