Daily Observations


Most of the day was spent at home, but Melissa, Connor, Rowan and I went for a walk along Westwood Trail and through the park this evening.

Weather: Overcast with a little bit of rain, but not too much. There was a bit of a breeze at various times throughout the day, but it was quite calm in the park.

Birds: We didn’t see too many birds, but did hear a Northern Flicker, Common Ravens, Varied Thrush, and Townsend’s Warblers. In front of the visitor’s center there were a dozen or more Northern Shovelers as well as some Mallards.

Flora: Purple Sweet-cicely looks like it’s just passing its peak blooming, though there are still quite a few flowers.

Salmonberries are still blooming, with many green berries also getting bigger.

Stream Violet was abundant along the trail in the park.

Gray Currants were blooming along the shortcut up past the Sheahan’s.

I noticed some flower buds on Goatsbeard.

Other Notes: Rowan spotted the moth pictured in this entry. In the photos I took of it, I noticed there were several little creatures (probably mites) that were also on the trunk, but too small to show up as anything but little dots that changed places from frame to frame. I might try to get a photo of one of those later with the 5x macro, but they will probably still look very small.

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