BIRD NOTES ~ August 4, 2009
What Woodpecker by Barbara Ritchie and Wild Parsnips (file photo)
Can anyone help to ID what kind of woodpecker did this? It is a Ponderosa Pine, in the Cascades of southern
Beware the wild parsnip!
Now in full bloom along roadsides, in fields and sunny disturbed areas all over
Check out these websites for more information on this exotic invasive and how to prevent injury, or treat it if it's too late, and don't pick the pretty flowers!
And yes, I got a burn a few years ago when it first started appearing around here, and the doctors thought it was poison ivy.
---Submitted by Karen L. Davis
Bunting and Kingfisher
I took advantage of the nice days recently to do some birding. There was an Indigo Bunting on the
A couple of days ago I watched a Belted Kingfisher over the pond behind the Target store in
Among the notables of the 29 species observed this day were:
Fall Warblers and Gathering Swallows (8/3)
In our yard today: Black & White, Chestnut-sided and Black-throated Green. We also have had the return of the male Indigo Bunting and a male Purple Finch. On the wires at Gateway Farm on
A friend is someone who reaches for your hand
and touches your heart.