It started out dreary and rainy looking Saturday morning for a bird trip to the Upper and Lower Lakes SWMA near Canton NY but it turned out to be a very warm and sunny day. The high was about 81 degrees, but it was nice walking the trails and not even very buggy!! Sadly there were not as many ducks and birds as usual but we saw a couple loons in the distance and a few other locals.
It was just a really relaxing trip.
An Eastern Phoebe was keeping an eye on us as we walked by his nest.
There were many beautiful wildflowers in the woods, these are Bluet (Houstonia caerulea) and we even heard a Barred Owl hooting in the distance.
I doubt this carving was done by a "tree hugger" but I hope "Pookie" is still enjoying affection from the author of this love note.