A woodland sampler…and a glimpse of the Easter Bunny.

A second consecutive glorious spring day…a great way to enjoy an Easter Sunday!

Beginning with Veterans Trail, I hiked the southern half from Route 146A northward and back.  Along the route, I spied Coltsfoot –20140420_150101-Coltsfoot along Veterans Trail

…and Round-lobed Hepatica…DSC03256

…and the Easter Bunny enjoying a shady respite.20140420_142941-Easter Bunny along Veterans Trail

I saw/heard:

  1. tufted titmouse
  2. American goldfinches
  3. red-bellied woodpeckers
  4. mourning dove
  5. house finches
  6. red-tailed hawk
  7. black-capped chickadee
  8. cardinals
  9. ruby-crowned kinglet
  10. song sparrows
  11. pileated woodpeckers
  12. American crows
  13. American robins
  14. white-throated sparrows
  15. turkey vultures
  16. mallards
  17. sharp-shinned hawk

I also saw/heard:

  1. chipmunks
  2. wood frogs
  3. eastern cottontail rabbits (2)
  4. spring peepers

Afterward, I headed over to Shenantaha Creek Park.  That is where I came upon a myriad of woodland wildflowers just beginning to bloom with yet other species setting numerous flower buds.  The next week or two here will see many blooming wildflowers.  Check it out if you have the opportunity to do so – there will be much to see!

Here is a woodland sampler from today:

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh

Wake Robin

Wake Robin

Trout Lily

Trout Lily

Canadian Wild Ginger

Canadian Wild Ginger

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

I saw/heard:

  1. black-capped chickadees
  2. American crows
  3. American goldfinches
  4. hairy woodpeckers
  5. mourning dove
  6. chipping sparrow

I also saw/heard chipmunks.

I hope you all enjoyed a safe and joyous holiday.  Happy trails!

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