Inflorescence of smooth cordgrass in the saltmarsh.
Blue crab temporarily displayed for an education group touring the saltmarsh.
Monarch butterfly collecting nectar from asters in the little hell gate saltmarsh.
Cicada killer during the summer which was later seen having caught a annual cicada
Small group of sparrows. They were foraging in the bushes. This was in an urban park, they were in a roped off area on small trees and in shrubs. Birds were eating small berries or seeds off the ground. The temperature was sunny and about 56 degrees out with a fairly strong wind from the west (some gusts probably near 30 MPH). I observed the birds were fairly large looking, indicating at this point they were well fed. With the longer days and warmer weather I am noticing more early spring flowers blooming and buds starting to get ready to transition to leaves food sources are likely increasing.