Sightings for the Week of June 10, 2013

Rhexia

Blooming Meadowbeauty.
Photo by Christina Mohrman.

This week at Grand Bay:

11th – Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus), Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Least Terns (Sternula antillarum), Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)

12th – Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) at building, Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), Meadowbeauty (Rhexia spp.) blooming

14th – Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) over Highway 90

15th – Wild Petunias (Ruellia sp.) blooming, Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum), Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)

Check out our Facebook page for participants’ photos from our June Adventure Quencher, Nature Photography Day!

Rhexia side view

Side view of Meadowbeauty.
Photo by Christina Mohrman.

 

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