Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wildflowers and Birds by Kayak at Bosely Conservancy

August 4, 2013

My favorite field trip of the year - a dozen of us enjoyed a slow paddle through the channels at Bosely Conservancy as we viewed the many wetland wildflowers and enjoyed the birds along the way.  Bosely is located in Edgewood (Harford Cnty), and is a freshwater tidal marsh owned by the Izaac Walton League.

Swamp Milkweed, Green-headed Coneflower, and Goldenrod.

Swamp Milkweed and Jewelweed

Surrounded by Green-headed Coneflower

Marsh Hibiscus

Bosely is a haven for Wood-ducks.

Canada Geese

Bald Eagle.  Other birds spotted include Osprey, Red-winged Blackbird, Wood Duck, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Forster's Tern, American Goldfinch, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Double-crested Cormorant,  Lesser Yellowlegs,  Turkey Vulture, Common Yellowthroat, and Indigo Bunting.

Many thanks to Kim and the staff of  Anita Leight Estuary for helping organize this fun trip.  Please visit their website at www.otterpointcreek.org, and be sure to join us next year!

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