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Trail Reports

Insights on trail conditions and the plants and animals you can expect to encounter throughout the seasons.

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Notes and Changes since last report

  • It was 60°F, clear and calm at 9:45 AM on April 29, 2015. It would reach 70.
  • With temperatures finally rising into the 60s, spring ephemerals have been leaping out of the ground especially in the Fern Glen.
Dutchman's breeches

Sightings

Birds
  • 2 Mallard
  • 1 Black Vulture
  • 2 Turkey Vulture
  • 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • 1 Pileated Woodpecker
  • 3 Eastern Phoebe
  • 1 Blue-headed Vireo
  • 1 American Crow
  • 1 Common Raven
  • 4 Tree Swallow
  • 7 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
  • 4 Brown Creeper
  • 2 American Robin
  • 1 Brown Thrasher
  • 1 Black-throated Green Warbler
  • 2 Pine Warbler
  • 1 Black-and-white Warbler
  • 1 Louisiana Waterthrush
  • 1 Eastern Towhee
  • 3 Chipping Sparrow
  • 6 Field Sparrow
  • 1 Song Sparrow
  • 1 White-throated Sparrow
  • 1 Red-winged Blackbird
  • 5 Brown-headed Cowbird
  • 7 American Goldfinch
Butterflies
  • 3 Eastern Pine Elfin
  • 12 Spring Azure
Plants
  • 1 Carolina spring beauty
  • 1 Dutchman's breeches
  • 1 Large-flowererd bellwort
  • 1 Large-flowererd trillium
  • 1 Leatherwood
  • 1 Lesser celandine
  • 1 Pale corydalis
  • 1 Spicebush
  • 1 Trout-lily
  • 1 Twinleaf
  • 1 Wild ginger

Notes and Changes since last report

  • It was 60°F, mostly cloudy and windy at 12:00 PM on April 15, 2015.
  • Spring was finally beginning to appear as a barely perceptible greening of the Old Hayfields.
  • The internal roads opened April 1, but With all the lingering snow and ice, the trails' opening was delayed until April 11.
  • This is the first trail report of this season.
Front Old Hayfield

Sightings

Birds
  • 1 Red-tailed Hawk
  • 1 Mourning Dove
  • 1 Downy Woodpecker
  • 2 Eastern Phoebe
  • 3 Tree Swallow
  • 8 Black-capped Chickadee
  • 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • 1 White-breasted Nuthatch
  • 1 Brown Creeper
  • 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • 1 Eastern Bluebird
  • 3 American Robin
  • 2 Pine Warbler
  • 1 Palm Warbler
  • 1 Chipping Sparrow
  • 2 Field Sparrow
  • 1 Song Sparrow
  • 5 Dark-eyed Junco
  • 1 Brown-headed Cowbird
Butterflies
  • 1 Spring Azure
  • 3 Eastern Comma
Insects
  • 1 Water strider
Plants
  • 1 Coltsfoot
  • 1 Japanese cornelian cherry
  • 1 Red maple
  • 1 Sharp-lobed hepatica
  • 1 Skunk cabbage
  • 1 Snowdrop

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