Found on floor in Wolf Creek Environmental Center
Our naturalist thought this was a mink print. They are known to be in the area.
Walked close to a stand of white pines and a large bird, I suspected as an owl, took flight. Think it may have been a barred owl but did not get enough of a look to confirm. Walked near where it left and found the pellets.
Found a pair of these sleeping in a Wood Duck nest box during annual maintenance. Two years ago the same box had a sleeping Screech Owl.
Think it was a sharp shinned due to smaller size and tail looks more square. Open to alternate id.
Growing as a small tree or large shrub in the understory of a wet woods.
This damselfly was found off the boardwalk over the "wetlands" pond at the Wolf Creek park.
By the leaves this looks like a willow but the berries were surprising. The wildlife liked them.
This guy was in a walnut tree cutting the stems holding the walnuts. They were raining down as fast as he could hop from walnut to walnut.