I took a relatively short walk today. I biked to where the Cross Trail meets the quarry road. I left my bike there and walked up the road, cut down to hte muskeg below the quarry, then to Indian River Trail and back up the Cross Trail to my bike. I ended up spending a fair amount of time taking pictures, so despite the relatively short distance, it still took me a couple of hours.
Weather: There was quite a bit of rain today. Clouds were low, and temperatures were in the upper-40s. There wasn’t much wind on my walk, but I got very wet.
Birds: While walking, I saw or heard Rufous Hummingbirds, Varied Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Steller’s Jay, American Robin, and Hermit Thrushes.
Flora: Things looked pretty similar to Saturday when I was in the same area. I think I forgot to mention the grasses and sedges blooming, however. Today I also noticed that there were Cloudberry flowers that still had not opened yet, so if the rain lets up soon, I may be able to get some pictures of the flowers that have not been beaten up by the rain.