June 1 marks the start of meteorological Summer. We're now three days in and the weather has definitely been summery, and very damp as well. It rained last night, was very steamy and misty in the morning, and then some rain again in the late afternoon. A walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park this morning shows the result of all that warmth and humidity.
|Ox-eye Daisies along the Dykeman Walking Trail|
|Papa and fledgeling Red-winged Blackbirds in the Dykeman Spring wetland|
|A Painted Turtle in the Dykeman Spring wetland|
|Yellow Hawkweed in the park's upland meadow|
|The Deptford Pinks are sprouting up in the upland meadow|
|A Silver-spotted Skipper in the upland meadow|
© 2016 by A. Roy Hilbinger