Red Maple (Acer rubrum) is adding color to the nearly leafless swamp, but it can bloom as early as January, so we will give it a pass. Butterweed (Packera glabella), however, is not supposed to start blooming until March at the earliest. Currently, butterweed is blooming in the sunny area near #15 created when the snow storm of '10 tipped over a Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia) and opened a space in the canopy.
|Butterweed- Mark Musselman|
|Spotted Turtle - Mark Musselman|
|Tri-colored Heron with fish - Mark Musselman|
|Tri-colored Heron - Mark Musselman|
|Osprey with fish - Mark Musselman|
It is highly unlikely (let's say close to impossible) that we will see any Prothonotary Warblers during the GBBC, but will they return to Beidler Forest before their normal arrival in the last few days of March?
|Male Prothonotary Warbler - Mark Musselman|