Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa).Three different hickories, genus Carya. Bitternut, Mockernut, Shagbark? Bulllfrog tadpoles (Rana catesbeiana) were still to be seen swimming. A single Common Green Darner was flying. There was also a bee of some kind passing by. Palm Warbler (Dendroica palmarum).A field of Black Walnuts (Juglans nigra): these were thudderdudduding down in the wind; don’t stand under the walnut tree with anybody, not even yourself.Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus).Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). They smelled absolutely fantastic. But, alas, the very ripe ones were mostly squashed.Although they say the fruits need a freeze before they’re palatable. Brooklyn is just beyond the traditional natural limit of this species, but Green-Wood is full of exotica. As in this sprite:
amphibians ants Arizona bees beetles birding birds books Brooklyn Brooklyn Botanic Garden Brooklyn Bridge Park butterflies Cape May caterpillars Catskills Central Park cicadas Climate crabs Croton Point damselflies Dartmoor Dead Horse Bay dragonflies fish flowers Floyd Bennett Field Fort Tilden Four Sparrow Marsh frogs fungus galls Gastropoda Geology Gowanus Green-Wood harbor honey bees horseshoe crab Hudson Iceland insects invertebrates Jamaica Bay ladybugs Maine mammals Marine Park mollusca Montreal moths mushrooms Nantucket New Mexico New York Botanical Garden Odonata owls plants Prospect Park Ranger Robin Red Hook reptiles shells slugs snails spiders St. John Staten Island Texas Thoreau trees turtles Virgin Gorda wasps Wheeler Woods
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