Purple Loosestrife

The marshy flowers are appearing again.  I have my out for Jewel weed but the purple loosestrife has popped up in long straight lines among the reeds in the ditch at the east side of the area we walk through.  …

Waxwing in Marsh

The crest on this Waxwing makes me question my initial thought that it might be a Cedar Waxwing.  It’s not a juvenile, but we aren’t in the Bohemian Waxwing’s habitat.  In any event, it’s one of my favorite birds in …

Feathery Reeds

We walked up towards the northern boundary – Green Lane – and I noticed the feathery tops of the reeds near the train tracks.  There is a marsh there and I never ventured over to it.  In the winter, the …

Towering Reeds

The cattails are getting quite ragged.  The reeds are now growing higher than the cattails themselves.  It was interesting to see how many reeds are crushed down, say, in half.  They make what look like clumps or piles within the …

Roadside Ditch Grows Marsh Flowers

The dog and I walked along the river this evening and saw some interesting flowers growing in the ditch beside the road.  It is moist there, enough to grow reeds.  Unless you look closely, you can look right past some …