20150614-15 Solstice is approaching …

… and the flora and fauna around Britt are growing quickly.

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These Blanding’s turtles are busy laying eggs wherever they can find some sandy gravel, usually on roadside shoulders.

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Soon Mama Red Fox will be taking the kits, cubs, pups on foraging expeditions

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to find protein-rich turtle eggs in nests like this ravaged Snapping Turtle Nest:

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New wildflowers are blooming … every few days we see something new

 

… like these wild blackberries.

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Wild Geranium (Cranesbill).  This is a true geranium and shouldn’t be confused with the garden variety “geranium” which is actually a Pelargonium.

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Cinquefoil one of the Potentillas.

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Nannyberry, I think.   V. lentago?

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Nice grass:

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Great Blue Heron alongside Riverside Rd at Capt Keith’s place.

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Some warblers (again)….

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A nice calm day ..

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Great celebrations in Chicago tonight!

PS  We’ve concluded that the unknown birdie at the end of  the last post is a Red Eyed Vireo.  Thanks for everyone’s expert help!

 

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2 thoughts on “20150614-15 Solstice is approaching …

  1. So sad to see all those eaten turtle eggs…we see that here all the time. We have turtles laying eggs right in the middle of the road.

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