This evening, April 8, I saw a huge flock of blackbirds (75% grackles, 10% starlings and 15% Red-winged Blackbirds) perched in a Carolina Poplar near Wallis Dr. and Parkhill Rd. that must have numbered 500 birds.
While walking in Burnham Woods this morning, September 3, I came across this striking fungus called Blushing Rosette, abortiporus biennia. The sun was hitting it and the “guttation” drops sparkled like rubies. Sue Paradisis