Chippewa Nature Center has dried up so that mud remains and some trails look like the swamp of sadness from The NeveEnding Story.
|The remaining feathers of an unfortunate waterfowl added to the affect.|
Today we caught two new birds of the summer:
|Cedar waxwing- we've been waiting to catch one of these for awhile because they're seen flying around often.|
|Named for their red wax like wing tips.|
New catches aren't the only exciting birds. Sometimes it's fun to have bird facial hair show downs.
|Juvenile cardinal five-o-clock shadow|
|Even the ladies, like this female American redstart- have great whiskers.|
Today I learned that dragonflies have five eyes and that you can determine if one is newly hatched. Their bodies and wings will feel squishy as opposed to older, fully hardened dragonflies.