Ward Pound Ridge 2021-06-152021-06-14Sherry Felix Second post of June 12, 2021 trip to WPR. Cross River, Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021New York fern (Parathelypteris noveboracensis), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Mosquito Bulrush (Scirpus hattorianus), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Knapweeds (Centaurea), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Bird’s-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Meadow Hawkweed (Pilosella caespitosa), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Linnaean NY field trip participants, Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Linnaean NY field trip participants, Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) nest, Ward Pound Ridge 6/12/2021 Share this:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
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.
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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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.
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.