Friday, June 27, 2008

Fieldwork II

Cooling off takes on a whole new meaning today.


I can't seem to identify this little bird, maybe you can?

Some food for thought (huckleberries)... I've found many well- established patches for the fall browsing. It's nice to see a good stand of mast in the woods, as long as we get periodic rains throughout the summer.
I can't get enough Mountain Laurel, here shown in pinkish variation.

Lovely leaves of the Moccasin Flower (Pink Lady's Slipper), which have yet to bloom, are one of PA's orchids, a beautiful cousin to the stunning Showy Lady's Slipper. I have yet to find a Showy Lady's Slipper this summer...more fieldwork for me....

Home sweet home. Enjoy! Michelle


Anna said...

I'll have to do some research on the mystery bird. AS for lady slippers, they have a root association with pine trees ....that might help you with your search! Nice blogging! Happy trails!

Chili said...

The birdie isa Common Yellowthroat Warbler. Nice Pic!