Catbirds sure do love their berries! Whether it’s Mahonia berries, mulberries, Russian olive, or blackberries, if there’s a catbird nearby it’ll be in the thick of it scarfing down the fruit. Pokeberry’s next! The bird in the photo was with one of its parents who was apparently showing the youngster the ropes. I unintentionally interrupted the little bird’s lessons as it dropped the berry and turned to have a look at me.Read more

End of June Bloomers

Wild Bergamot is blooming along the main path to Catch the Wild as well as at several other locations around the Explore the Wild/Catch the Wind loop. Black-eyed Susan is still the most abundant flower on the loop, but is beginning to fade. Coming into bloom towards the end of this period, the big showy pink flowers of Hibiscus can be seen at the top of the boardwalk leading to Explore the Wild and along the path as you leaveRead more