Location: Herrick Fen Nature Preserve. Observed early spring, during first bud break, white flowers emerging.
Butter-and-eggs. Cool name
White Canada thistle
Struck Midland Painted Turtle on Cannon Road near State Route 82. Bleeding plastron, carapace intact. Moved off road, was not there the next morning. I spoke with concerned neighbor and she said they see an average of two per week throughout summer crossing the road between the ponds, especially with heavy rains and overflow from east-most pond. Most turtles are midland painted or snappers, found struck or dead.
on Aster umbellatus
on Solidago rugosa
Location Herrick Nature Preserve, Frame Lake. Found in upland forest of Beech Maple forest.
Deceased Common Snapping Turtle found on roadside near train tracks on Herrick Road between Liberty Park areas.
Found in a Fen wetland community. Growing amongst Sedges (Carex sp., Potentilla fruticosa, Shrubby Cinquefoil).
Deceased American Robin on Old Mill Rd near Liberty Park Tinkers Creek Area.