June 24th. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius).
Young Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) anxious to be fed.
June 25th. A family of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) passing
June 27th. Cultivated Day-lilies (Hemerocallis fulva)
at the Route 85 trailhead.
Rough-fruited Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta).
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria).
Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).
Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) caterpillars have reached
the third instar stage. (This is one of several caterpillars hatched
from eggs of a female moth found on the trail. See
Spring, Part 6.)
Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis).
Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta).
June 29th. Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa).
Spread-winged Damselfly (Lestes sp.)
Eastern Forktail Damselfly (Ischnura verticalis).
Greater Bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris).
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) berries are starting
Berries of Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) appear
ripe but birds ignore them.
Tall Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum polygamum).
Cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare), a parasitic plant in the Snapdragon
Oak (Quercus sp.) seedlings have brightly colored leaves as
the begin to expand.
The family of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) was back, this
time resting on the active beaver lodge.
Hedge Bindweed (Convolvulus sepium) in the Morning-glory family.
Lobelia (Lobelia sp.).