Life seen and heard at the Macoun Marsh June 25, 2011

Saturday June 25, 2011 - Partly cloudy, high of 22°C.

2 Woodchucks (1 seen/ 1 heard)

1 Gray squirrel

1 Eastern cottontail (Baby)

1 Redstart (Male)

Several Red-winged blackbirds

1 Grackle

3-4 Tree swallows (2-3 chicks/ 1 adult)

3-4 Song sparrows

1 Blue heron (Fly over)

3 Mallards (Males)

1 Crow

4-5 Painted turtles

1 Garter snake

3 Green frogs seen

4 Gray Tree frogs (4 heard)

Many mosquitoes

1 Fruit fly (Tephritinae) displaying wings

2 Dance flies (Rhamphomyia longicauda)

Aphids on Burdock

1 American Idia moth (Idia americalis)

2 Cabbage whites

Several Skippers (1 or 2 species seen)

1 Ladybug larva

1 Grasshopper nymph

Several Water striders

1 Firefly

3 Sphex wasps

Bees/ ants

Sow bugs

Coiled land snails common

Earthworms common under stones

Mustard species seen

Ground ivy

Sweet rocket flowers

Bittersweet nightshade

Stinging nettle flowers

Field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

Hoary alyssum

Possible Goat's beard

Lady’s thumb



Foxtail barley

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Manna grass (Glyceria)

Bedstraw (Galium)

Woolgrass (Scirpus)

Common fleabane



Alsike clover

Red clover

Hop clover

Viper’s Bugloss


White Yarrow (1st for 2011)

Milkweed flowers (1st for 2011)

Chamomile (1st for 2011)

Purple Loosestrife (1st for 2011)

Chicory (1st for 2011)

Rough-fruited cinquefoil

Rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

Oxeye daisy

Wood sorrel

Bladder campion

Mugwort in flower (Artemisia vulgaris)

Hedge false-bindweed

Narrow-leaved Everlasting-pea (Lathyrus sylvestris)

Pineapple weed

Unknown pink flower (Phlox?)

Parsnip-like flower- pink florets/ leaves alternating

Stone crop (Sedum sarmentosum)

Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

Daisy fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Black Raspberry preparing to fruit

Strawberry preparing to fruit

Purple-flowering raspberry flowers

Possible Nodding sedge (Carex gynandra) rough leaves

Probable Bebb’s sedge (Carex bebbii)

Awl-fruited sedge (Carex stipata)

Softstem bulrush

Dogwood flowers

Sumac flowers out

Coral fungi is coming back

Dead-man’s fingers (Xylaria polymorpha) – 1 colony seen