Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018
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The wonder of Spring is finally upon us. If you can learn a few Spring calls, it makes the experience even more glorious.
Below are four common spring calls. How many can you identify?
The answers to the birds call are:
- 2. 3. 4.
Chickadee Cardinal Robin Nuthatch
Male wood duck
Migrating Canada geese
male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh. Listen for the “Okalee” call.
A soaring turkey vulture
(photo by Mike Farrell)
A groundhog feeding in early Spring.
Painted turtle sunning itself.
Hepatica is one of the first natives to bloom.
Bloodroot has finished blooming.
Trillium is at the peak of its bloom.
Chorus frogs started calling as soon as the ice went out of ponds.
American Toads began calling at the end of April.
Canada goose nesting on muskrat hut.
Canada Goose Family.
May 16, 2018
The first week of May the Orioles and Grosbeaks returned.
Northern Oriole – Put your orange slices out.
The first wave occurred during the first week of May. There are still several species of warblers in our woods.
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