Choke cherry, vireo, pearl crescent, puddling swallowtails, orange hawkweed, pussytoes, tamarack, lily of the valley, sandcherry, blueberry, blue-eyed grass
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now,
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
When I first saw this flower I thought it was a goatsbeard. Now, I don’t think so. We’ll have to watch it on the Old Still Road to see its progress.
This unknown birdie on the Old Still River Road might be a red eyed vireo. It sang then flitted.
I suspect that this sparrow is bringing a protein lunch to a nearby nest, well hidden in the low thicket. I was lucky to get a focus on the birdie!
Pearl Crescent in a driveway on Old Still River Road …
Ah! Thanks for the profile:
In same driveway, three Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (canadensis) are either puddling or mating.
First appearance of Orange Hawkweed. In spite of its red/orange colour, to which bees are blind, I still see lots of pollinators coming for a visit. Pilosella aurantiaca (fox-and-cubs, orange hawkweed, tawny hawkweed, devil’s paintbrush, grim-the-collier)
Pussytoes ( Antennaria ) are progressing. I hope to spot “antennae” sprouting soon.
Hmmm. I don’t have this one identified yet. Help!!
Edit: It looks like a Harvester.
Tamarack cones are maturing … soon to turn brown. Some pollen pods are still visible and presumably active.
The shadow caught my eye, giving a nice 3D effect…
I am pretty well convinced that this is a sandcherry (In spite of the purple stamens).
Nice warm weather but no pollinators, yet.
Nice patch of blue-eyed grass in the ditch in front of Steve’s house:
An explanation for those Bare Trees filled with Vultures – Western Movie Style.