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Home, Sweet Home

A Carpenter bee (Xylocopa) in the wood of a Parks Department sign at Inwood Hill.

At top, there are holes for birds at both gable ends, and House Sparrows, of course, have moved in.


O You've Got Green Lores

The space between the eye and nostril of a bird is known as the lore. During breeding season, the lores of Great Egrets (Ardea alba) turn an iridescent green.


Don't Know Jack?

Spathe and spadix: Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), a plant with many other names, including Bog Onion. I’ve never come across so many. Unfortunately, they were off the boardwalk, so I could not lift their hoods to check out their engines.


Squirrel Pile

You didn’t think I was going to let you get away with just one picture of the baby Gray Squirrel Pile, did you?


Right Now

Redbud Cercis canadensis.Hawthorn (Crataegus)Dogwood (Cornus)Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), after flowering.Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora).