Between The Spring Rains
The last few days have brought a lot of, sometimes very hard, rain. We wondered what condition the spring wildflowers would be in as we ventured into the woods along Griggs reservoir and the Scioto river during the few dry spells.
Below is some of what we found:
Virginia Waterleaf was just about everywhere.
The Bluebells are coming along.
Encouraged by all the rain an Oyster mushroom makes an appearance, (Donna)
An Eastern Coma getting ready for take off, (Donna)
The Dutchman’s Breeches have really come into their own, (Donna)
Cutleaf Toothwort, (Donna)
Bloodroot was found in large groups on the west side of the reservoir.
Twinleaf group with buds, (Donna)
While looking for wildflowers we were fortunate to see Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and a White Crowned sparrow but none was willing to pose for a picture.
A Tufted Titmouse watches from above, (Donna)
“Red leaf flower”, (Donna)
Meanwhile in our back yard a Chickadee continues to work on it’s nest.
Taking a break.
Donna photographing Mayapples
A Coot doesn’t seem quite sure what to do with the muddy water of the reservoir.
With an improving weather forecast for the next few days we are looking forward to venturing further afield in our search for spring warblers and wildflowers.
But before we leave I thought I’d include a cute pic of a Grackle enjoying a bath.
Not content with just the rain, a Grackle enjoys taking a little bath, (Donna)
Thanks for stopping by.