Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reesor Pond/Nature Notes

A great birder spot

Reesor Pond is a man-made pond that's less than a decade old but still very alive with wildflowers and birds.

Largest square: a savannah sparrow about to take a grasshopper to it's young.

Moving clockwise: Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota) still in bloom but here just about to fade;  pasture thistle (Cirsium pumilum) in various stages of bud and bloom; gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) also in various stages of bloom; highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) - not a true cranberry - turning yellow and then red; and goldenrod (Solidago ssp.).

Please note: I include botanical names because so many common names names change from region to region but botanical names remain the same.

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Andy said...

Camera Girl is becoming Nature Girl. It's a combination that works.

Darla said...

Queen Anne's lace always reminds me of my childhood. It was prolific in the nearby fields and I probably brought more bouquets of it to my Mother than she really wanted.


MadSnapper said...

so bright and cheery, yellow flowers make me happy

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice catch on the Savannah Sparrow!

Rose said...

Oh, fall is coming! We are not going to have a pretty fall...I am wondering if we got rain would it even help.

George said...

You've got some marvelous images in this collage.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful collage. :)

Stephanie said...

I love these wonderful collages you put together.


That sparrow with the grasshopper is a great capture! I love the gorgeous flora you caught here. (The E Gwillimbury council should be compensating you for promoting the area so well! :-))

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very pretty collage. I like the colors of the highbush cranberry.

Carver said...

You are so good about giving the latin names. I'm too lazy to look them up since I can't ever remember them.

Rambling Woods said...

EG..I don't see your link so I will add it in at Nature Notes..the heat is making my brain soggy here. The goldenrod here is all wilting before blooming..awful drought....Michelle

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