Backyard and Beyond
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.
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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.
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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.
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You didn’t think I was going to let you get away with just one picture of the baby Gray Squirrel Pile, did you?
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Joan Barbara Simon Author
Verses Nature Vol.1: In The Beginning Was The Heat
Now that my latest book is out and there’s a free sample to get you started, I have more time to check out the market. 599 more words
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Redbud Cercis canadensis.Hawthorn (Crataegus)Dogwood (Cornus)Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), after flowering.Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora).
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