My blogging has been sparse of late, but it's not for want of material. I've got so much stuff in the past month I could write posts daily for weeks. Time has been the problem, and still is as I play catch-up. So, for now, a pictorial slide show of just a few of the northern Michigan goodies from the past ten days.
Dwarf Lake Iris, Iris lacustris
Fringed Milkwort, Polygala paucifolia
Ram's-head Lady's-slipper, Cypripedium arietinum
Four-spotted Skimmer, Libellula quadrimaculata
Sea Lamprey, Petromyzon marinus (in tank at Hammond Bay Biological Station)
Blanding's Turtle, Emydoidea blandingii
Purple Finch, Haemorhous purpureus
Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida
Kirtland's Warbler, Setophaga kirtlandii, preening
Mourning Warbler, Geothlypis philadelphia
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, female checking on male in nest hole.
Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola