Author Archives: Vivia

Arboretum, April 22, 2018

Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) Prairie Shooting star in the prairie (Dodecatheon meadia)  Full pond Horsechestnut  Fremont’s leather flower (Clematis fremontii) Bird’s foot violet (Viola pedata pedata) Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea) Hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canascens) Bird’s foot violet) Viola pedata lineariloba  Rue … Continue reading

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Martins, turtles, egrets

On a mid-day walk on this 80-degree day I saw that the martins handily survived our cold spell last week and are busy building nests and catching insects. Turtles were sunning A very handsome snowy egret was wading and hunting … Continue reading

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Tree frog

Hear a tree frog this morning- it’s 30 degrees outside! He must be singing to keep from freezing.

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Purple martins

I noticed the purple martins are back and have set up housekeeping in their houses in Forest Park. I worry about the freeze this weekend- in the 20s tonight and tomorrow, and lows in the 30s next week. I hope … Continue reading

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Arboretum, April 1

We went to the arboretum to get a sense of what’s going on this slow spring. This morning it was sunny for awhile, then it got cold and cloudy, and now there is freezing rain. Friends are anxious for a … Continue reading

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March 31, Full Moon

 

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Goldfinches

Not the best picture but enough to see that this year we have lots of goldfinches at our feeders. Exciting because we have never had this many before, and I love to watch the males color turn from their winter … Continue reading

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