Monthly Archives: June 2015

Wicker-work loving cup

Suspended near the end of a branch as if in a hot air balloon basket, at least two Baltimore oriole chicks (perhaps more) were just beginning their world tour from their cup-shaped nest. Both parents were dedicated to their well-being, … Continue reading

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Drink in the pink

Like fuchsia sprinkles shaken here and there along a grassy park path, dainty Deptford pink flowers (Dianthus armeria) brighten the way.

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Rock kinder garden

If this Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) hadn’t let out a loud note in time, we might’ve inadvertently stepped on it or its eggs. Along the edge of a park’s gravel lot, it had made just enough of an indentation in the … Continue reading

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Hide and peek

Living with at least three other siblings, these two little woodchucks stayed close to one of their burrow entrances for quick skedaddling if necessary. (Earlier posts about woodchucks and groundhogs.)

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Lanceleaf tickseed, Secret Primp

Ready for its close-up, this bright golden Lanceleaf tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) sat in profile with flowery head held high.

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Mission of love

Possibly in the process of setting up a nest or scoping out a suitable place for one, this Orchard oriole couple (Icterus spurius) seemed to have a specific goal in mind.

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Footloose & fancy frost-free

I think this bright yellow looker is some type of Frostweed (genus Helianthemum). Just a few stems were growing along a grassy meadow path, the name incongruous with their warm, sunny aspect.

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