Today’s sunshine and low 60s tempted me outside to search for any early spring wildflowers that may have taken advantage of recent rains and warmth (following a very mild “winter”) to emerge, or, better yet, pop open a flower bud.
I headed over to the unnamed 41-acre property along the Mohawk River that is owned by the Town of Clifton Park for a look see. The sunny skies beckoned the songbirds frequenting this woodland to sing loudly, clearly and often. Cardinals, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Phoebe, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and, greeting me upon my arrival, a Barred Owl, were among the voices that stood out most.
Join me for a virtual walk through this scenic property to view the wildflowers that I happened upon. Please note: One tick was indeed and most certainly mangled to death during the filming of this video. You’re welcome. However, rest assured that this footage, which obviously contained graphic violence and an abundance of adult language, is not included in this video. Rather, the final video is quite family friendly. I hope you enjoy it.
For a better focused and more close-up view of each species mentioned in the video, please see these images –
- Round-lobed Hepatica
- Red Maple
- Beaked Hazelnut
- Trout Lily (leaves only – too soon for the blooms!)
- Cut-leaved Toothwort (leaves only – too soon for the blooms!)
- Carolina Spring Beauty