Earth day is cerebrated every day, by yours truly, and I hope everyone else who does not can start to as well! It is never too late to celebrate the place that houses all this fantastic life!
My walk today was in Prospect Park, I basically walked along the Lullwater, over the bridge and circled back to the boat house just as it began to drizzle.
|Time to get nesting!|
|Bottoms up! A mallard dips for some food.|
|The Green Herons are patrolling the area that they will soon nest in.|
|A European starling sings loudly- birds have the ability to sing two different pitches at once, due to their syrinx- essentially a double voice box.|
|A palm warbler struts along an old tree limb.|
|Red-wing blackbird, mid-song.|
|I love those red shoulder pads.|
|A sleepy racoon|
|The lullwater in spring.|
|A mantis ootheca - basically a case of eggs. These were laid last autumn and were not preyed upon- so a new batch of young mantises should be arriving soon!|
|My new bike mechanic.|