Monthly Archives: June 2016

Peppermint bumbershoots

The wispy white filaments of these Mountain laurel blossoms (Kalmia latifolia) extend like the ribs of candy-cane-colored cocktail umbrellas.

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Hide & peek

Staying down and mostly out of sight, this new fawn was only 10 or 12 feet off one of the main park paths. Even so, it was well camouflaged and hard to spot unless you knew where to look.

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Cuckoo for caterpillars

Both Yellow-billed cuckoos (Coccyzus americanus) and the more elusive Black-billed variety (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) have been making the most of this year’s bumper crop of tent caterpillars. Orioles, Blue jays, Common grackles and other birds have been taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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