Turtles and Trout Lilies
I must confess that on a recent urban hike down to the Scioto River and Griggs Reservoir I was so enraptured by the beauty and warmth of the spring day that I had a hard time taking pictures. I just wanted to be not do.
Fortunately my wife wasn’t as seriously affected and managed to get some lovely shots of Trout Lilies among other things.
Bird wise, Blue Gray Gnatcatchers and Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen but were either uncooperative or two far away for a picture that would do them justice. Yellow Throated Warblers were heard signing their hearts out in the top of Sycamores but they weren’t moving making them hard to locate.
Below are a few of the things seen:
White Trout Lilies in full bloom, (Donna)
A close up, (Donna)
They get their name for their leaves that reminded someone of a Brown trout, (Donna)
They weren’t everywhere but where they were it was a real celebration, (Donna)
A Robin poses for my wife
The Cut-leaf Toothwort was making a good showing.
Another view showing it’s leaves.
A Red-bellied Woodpecker seems to almost land on my wife’s head, (Donna)
Looking rather strange, Dryad’s Saddle emerges
Eastern Comma enjoys the spring sun, (Donna)
Several Flickers were seen.
It’s a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, honest!
A lone Map Turtle enjoys the warm sun.
While across the river several have found the perfect log, (Donna)
A male Goldfinch sums up the day, (Donna).
Thanks for stopping by.