Ward Pound Ridge

Second post of June 12, 2021 trip to WPR.

4 thoughts on “Ward Pound Ridge

  1. Jet Eliot 2021-06-15 / 10:42 am

    I so enjoyed this gallery of flora at Ward Pound Ridge, Sherry. You did a wonderful job of sharing the overview and the details of this marvelous place. I loved seeing the ferns, so vibrant, and the photo of the knapweeds was delightful. I also liked seeing the blue-gray gnatcatcher nest, so unique. They breed in our woods in summer but I have never seen the nest. What a lovely day you had.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-06-18 / 7:24 am

      Thank you Jet. 🙂 The tiny nest of the gnatcatcher is so well camouflaged it is only possible to find it when the bird flies in.

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  2. shoreacres 2021-06-15 / 6:29 am

    My first bit of amusement for the day came when I spent a few minutes trying to find the Blue-grey gnatcatcher on that branch. Then I got a cup of coffee, came back, and discovered that explanatory word: nest! What amazing construction. Do they enter from below?

    We have a non-native hawkweed here that looks quite similar. Is yours native? I was interested to see how closely your knapweed resembles our American basketflower. The basketflower has been moved to a new genus, but it used to be in Centaurea. I’ll be posting basketflowers soon.


    • Sherry Felix 2021-06-15 / 7:50 am

      The nest has a tiny hole on top for the tiny bird. It sits inside that little mossy dome.
      I somehow doubt that the hawkweed is native. There are so many invasives. I look forward to your next post.


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