- A Great Egret teased visitors in the backyard at Audubon all day today.
- I finally found Hepatica in bloom and got a few shots.
- I respectfully asked a Mourning Cloak to sit still long enough for me to get a few photos. After obliging, off it flew. Quickly it found a mate and the two did a fast-paced aerial dance for me. I said, “Thank you.” And one of them flew down, touched my shoulder, then flew off again. I gazed in the direction it flew and saw:
- Two Crows mobbing a Hawk right over my head.
- I respectfully asked an Eastern Comma to sit still for a photo, but he did not oblige.
- Spring Beauties by the hundreds.
- Blue Cohosh – just starting.
- Yellow Violets. (If they’re yellow, why are they violets?)
- Leaves (promises) of many more wildflowers: Toothwort (two kinds – some with buds ready to burst), Foamflower, Trout Lily, False Hellabore
It sure was a pretty day! I hope you had time to get outside!