Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Bona Dea Update
Bona Dea was very hot and humid today, Tuesday. Yesterday I fed the fish at the spillway and some Musk Turtles. Not much happening in the bird world the last few days. I did take some photos of some unusual plants on Old Shorty Trail by the main parking area. The photo showing the numerous redish or pink blooms is a Crape Myrtle Tree. It was by the gazebo and several have been planted in this area of the park. There are 2 photos of an American beautyberry shrub and they are the ones showing the very small lavender blooms with the yellow stamens sticking out and then one showing the leaf pattern. The last 2 photos shows an Canadian Germander wildflower. Showing the tube like white blooms and then one showing more leaves. I suppose new plants will be blooming until late fall. I did see a Downy Woodpecker on a tree yesterday at the spillway while feeding the fish. The water pools are starting to get lower due to the excessive heat and no rain.