May 10th. Cranberry Bog in East Hampton. Goslings!
May 11th. A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
Tree Swallows (Pachycineta bicolor) during a rare rest from feeding on the wing.
Crab Apple (Malus coronaria).
Tent Caterpillars (Malacosoma sp.) are out, feeding on Cherry and Apple - and soon to be fed upon by Orioles, among others.
Pink Lady's-slipper orchids (Cypripedium acaule) are nearly fully in bloom.
They just need to "pink up" a bit more.
False Solomon's-seal (Smilacina racemosa).
Red Baneberry (Actaea rubra) gets a cluster of wine red berries in the fall.
May 12th. Mating Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor).
May 13th. Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) in adjacent nest holes.
A male American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis).
Feeding on - or amid - Elm (Ulmus sp.) seeds.
Lots of Baltimore Orioles but no obvious nests yet.
Yellow Pond Lilies (Nuphar variegatum) in bloom.
A large Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema atrorubens).
The first Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) I've seen this year.
Rue-anemone (Anemonella thalictroides).
Pink Lady's-slipper orchids (Cyprepedium acaule) are coloring up.
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers are at their peak.
Yellow Pond Lilies (Nuphar variegatum).
Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea).
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is especially lush this year...
...and some is even preparing to bloom.
Speedwell (Veronica sp.).