20160510 A few local pix

Here are some local pix:

Goldfinches are resplendent in their breeding season plumage:

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And the tree sparrows are singing:

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The Blue Jays are building nests:

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The characteristic end buds of the Northern Wild Raisins are sprouting:

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Early Saxifrage are peaking …

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And these two pix show Diana’s flower garden starting to delight passers-by.

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The freezing morning temperatures cause the Trout Lilies to stay closed to the frost well into the afternoon.

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Yet another form of spore capsule on this specie of moss.

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The calm air yesterday enabled a better close-up of the Larix laricina using the macro lens:

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This evening photo shows this year’s lack of water in a pond along the Forest Access Road.   The fire hazard is “high” so everyone is on alert!

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Today Mary Holland shows eggs in a Wild Turkey’s nest.

 

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