Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fen Rambling...

In my last post I promised a surprise & then completely forgot about it. Last Sunday, Dr. M & I went to Siebenthaler Fen for a walk. It was such a beautiful day! And there was plenty to see. I took a few pictures, but luckily for you, Dr. M brought along the "real" camera.



Tree swallow



Red-winged blackbird



Turkey vulture


Red-bellied woodpecker


Marsh marigolds



Pussy willow (and bee)


Skunk cabbage (isn't it the most bizarre thing?)



Wild cherry



Till next time...


19 comments:

  1. The photos of the marsh marigolds remind me of smiley faces. The wild cherry blossoms are beautiful!

    And yes...what is it with skunk cabbage? Like, how did it get its name? And is it edible?

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    1. I know nothing about skunk cabbage - I should research it & do a post!

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  2. Great pictures, especially that turkey vulture.

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  3. Too many people think fens are only for late spring through autumn. As the photographs show so beautifully, there are wonders to behold in any season if only you look. Loved this post.

    I'm watching the NCAA game and you'd better not be cheering for Syracuse. TarHeels are doing well here in the early stages. If it gets too close, I'll have to turn it off and catch the scores in the morning.

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    1. That game was insane! I didn't really watch, but I could hear it from the other room. So sorry that I ended up pulling for the TarHeels - I'm a jinx!

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  4. Our fens are still too wet and flooded from rain and snow melts. Snow has been off and on falling for a couple of weeks. Great bird and bee captures Dr. M. I love the very bright yellow of the Marsh Marigolds. Thank you for sharing a little spring from your neck of the woods.

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    1. I'm always concerned that the fen will be too wet - & sometimes it is - but we got lucky this time.

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  5. that is such a beautiful place.

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  6. That skunk cabbage IS weird. Looks like something from Star Trek! And I love that graffiti in the last shot...:)

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  7. Skunk cabbage (isn't it the most bizarre thing?)

    What did that man-eating plant say in The Little Shop of Horrors?
    That is what it reminded me of.

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    1. I believe it was FEED ME!

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    2. I thought the SAME THING when I saw it! Ha!

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  8. Such beautiful glimpses into the fen. Thank you Dr. M and Bug!

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  9. Loved the venture into the fen. Thank you both so much for those gorgeous photos. Can you eat skunk cabbage? Does it have a bad smell?

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    1. I didn't smell it from where I was standing, but the name had to come from somewhere, right? I shall do some research.

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