Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wake Robin (Trillium sessile)

This is Wake Robin, a common plant on forest floors in Mid Missouri.   Scientific name is trillium,   I think the species is “sessile” but I am not 100% sure.    They bloom just before the trees leaf out … Continue reading

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Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Tree swallows are migratory birds.   They winter in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.   They breed in the summer in our area.    They use the same size nextbox as Eastern Bluebirds.   Over the years I have … Continue reading

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White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

I was parked in my old suburban down by Meadow Creek watching for prothonotary warblers and two deer wandered down a ridge and walked right in front of me. The wildlife really does not seem to mind me as long … Continue reading

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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous)

Click on picture above for a full resolution image.   This is a ground-nesting bird common to Missouri.    I have these on my farm, but this photo was taken just down the road at Binder Lake.    This bird, … Continue reading

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