Category Archives: Little Silver Nature Trail

Crunchy crew-cut clusters

Where the boardwalk returns to grassy path at one end of Little Silver Nature Trail, Sweetscent flowers (Pluchea odorata) in various stages of decline still managed to add small splotches of color next to the beige-gray walls of phragmites that … Continue reading

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The Upright Stuff

Last month, several red dragonflies were flying around the Little Silver Nature Trail, sometimes resting on the boardwalk that cuts along and across a creek. This one — perhaps an Autumn meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) — preferred to perch vertically on … Continue reading

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Five-petaled, one-flower lying purple people greeter

Welcoming visitors near one of the entrances to the Little Silver Nature Trail, a lone Periwinkle flower was lolling about just above the forest floor. Probably a Common periwinkle (Vinca minor), it provided one of the few spots of color … Continue reading

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Rust-colored recluse

Hopping around the dry brown leaves of the nature trail, this smallish bird looked something like a juvenile robin from a side glance. A better look shows that it’s probably a Hermit thrush (Catharus guttatus), with lighter coloring and a … Continue reading

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Construction sight

With twig in mouth, this Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) was on his (or her) way back to a hidden nest-in-progress somewhere within the Little Silver Nature Trail area.

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