Prospect Park

The Upper Pool is just starting to blush with the coming of fall. A walk through the park yesterday. We saw: Wood Duck, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Chimney Swift, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Common Grackle, American Goldfinch, and House Sparrow.Also, lurking below: Elegant Stinkhorn, Mutinus elegans. This species is thought to be the first North American fungus described by a European, in 1679 Virginia. The genus name, Mutinus, harkens back to a priapic Roman god.Potter wasp (Eumenes fraternus) gathering mud for her nest.

About these ads

3 Responses to “Prospect Park”

  1. 1 Rebecca October 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Funny – up here our fall color is already at its peak. There’s possible snow in the forecast for this weekend, actually.

  1. 1 Trick or Treat Fungus Among Us « Backyard and Beyond Trackback on October 31, 2012 at 7:42 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Bookmark and Share

Join 300 other followers


  • Some very satisfying histrionics in Night of the Iguana at @FilmForumNYC and not just from the iguana at the end of his rope. 22 minutes ago
Nature Blog Network



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 300 other followers

%d bloggers like this: