Thursday, April 19, 2012

Adkins Arboretum

It was a perfect day to look for birds and wildflowers, and buy native plants.  We didn't even leave the parking lot before hearing Field Sparrows, Barred Owl, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.  Here's one of two Brown Thrashers found near the pond  (photo by Kye Jenkins):

Common Yellowthroats were singing throughout the meadow, and Zebra Swallowtails danced in front of us along the path.  Ovenbirds and Hermit Thrush were found along the tree-lined paths.  Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve and has a native plant sale every spring and fall.   They also have a full calendar of adult and youth programs - be sure to visit them soon.

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