… and the flora and fauna around Britt are growing quickly.
These Blanding’s turtles are busy laying eggs wherever they can find some sandy gravel, usually on roadside shoulders.
Soon Mama Red Fox will be taking the kits, cubs, pups on foraging expeditions
to find protein-rich turtle eggs in nests like this ravaged Snapping Turtle Nest:
New wildflowers are blooming … every few days we see something new
… like these wild blackberries.
Wild Geranium (Cranesbill). This is a true geranium and shouldn’t be confused with the garden variety “geranium” which is actually a Pelargonium.
Cinquefoil one of the Potentillas.
Nannyberry, I think. V. lentago?
Great Blue Heron alongside Riverside Rd at Capt Keith’s place.
Some warblers (again)….
A nice calm day ..
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!
Thank you for revealing Mother Nature’s offerings – such marvel !
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.