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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some photos

Too busy/distracted for good writing, but here's the phenology updates from yesterday.

Yesterday was cold and intermittantly rainy.  I made the mistake I always accuse students of -- dressing for yesterday.  I was quite cold during my outdoor classes.

I heard a bluejay, but I didn't see it.  (Can't blame the bird.  I wouldn't have shown my face to 21 first and second graders, either.)

At right is a picture of the hazelnut flowers, both male (catkins) and female (bright red!).

Here is the baby bergamots, sprouting purple and fragrant in the prairie.

Also, I tried to get a picture of a migrating duck, so we can play name that duck.  Scaup?  Any other ideas out there?




1 comment:

  1. I agree with the scaup determination. Hard to tell for sure, but his profile and tail feathers match either greater or lesser scaup. Good id, Naomi.
    Also, beautiful hazelnut flower shot.

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