My family calls this variety "Yellow Tops". Good eating!
very dark, but the markings seem to match
While birding on the trail of the WMA, about 30 yards in front of me, I observed a large animal, light colored (fur) , about 33" in height, 36" at least in length,
small type head shape of a cat,
(no protruding nose or snout)
with a long round tail, thin,not bushy,
almost to the ground with the end turned up. It ran so fast from the trail into the wooded area. The understory was not thick, so I saw it run quite a distance in the woods. Observation was about 10 seconds. This animal was NOT a bobcat or fox - much larger.
Nor was it a coyote - head shape was "cat" like. My friend behind me on the trail saw something running but did not get a look at the animal.
crossing the road
ID based on iNat Photo 36758
deep burgundy color above, with a 'velvety' texture; greenish-yellow below. Head translucent behind black eyes. found on road.
thin arching leaves 2-3 feet long
staking out a very small rock outcrop on the edge of the meadow.
on young blackberry shoots
3 feeding on yellow hawkweed
<= 1 inch in length
startled 5 fledglings from under the forest cover at the edge of the meadow, one of which landed on a branch in the open
believe this is a Canadian
startled from the ground; only got this one shot before it disappeared over the trees.
Rusty-red tail was clearly visible in the bright sunshine
on orange hawkweed
based upon Nat.Audubon Soc. FG to Butterflies
Nesting in natural cavity