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Nature walk at the Bluffs

bird spotted

Today our nature walk group, let by Miles Hearn, visited Scarborough Bluffs. We walked an area entirely on top of the Bluffs. If you measure spring by the bird migration it comes and goes so quickly. Many of the songbirds which stop by on their way north have come and gone. There are still some migratory birds around as well as the ones which nest here.

Miles leading the way

While the number of migratory birds are shrinking, it’s a great time to look at wildflowers and other plants in the landscape. Today we saw Dame’s Rocket both in bud and in bloom.

Dame’s Rocket buds
Dame’s Rocket bloom

Celandine is a member of the poppy family

Celandine

You may have false Solomon’s Seal in your garden. Did you know there is also a false Solomon’s Seal?

False Solomon Seal

Siberian Elm

Siberian Elm
Jack in the Pulpit
Lungwort, also a popular garden plant

Scarborough Bluffs is not the place to be if you can’t identify Poison Ivy, because there is lots of it in the area.

Poison Ivy

A Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Grey Catbird

Catbird

And a Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

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