The First Fifty

Looking back over the first fifty species recorded and shared, I find that they are an interestingly mixed bunch. During the late winter period and starting into post-snow spring it’s fairly easy to share one new species a day but as we go forward into spring proper with plants popping up all over and many, many species of migrating birds returning to breed that is going to be a limitation – still working out how best to handle the plenitude of riches ahead. Suggestions welcomed … but one a day at least.

Birds 

American Robin
Northern Cardinal
Red-bellied woodpecker
Dark-eyed Junco
American Crow
Purple Finch
Mourning Dove
American Goldfinch
Barred Owl
Canada Goose
Red-winged Blackbird
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruffed Grouse
Ring-billed Gull
Northern Flicker
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Cooper’s Hawk
Hermit Thrush
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Great Blue Heron

Mammals

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
American Red Squirrel
Red Fox
Striped Skunk
Raccoon

Insects & Spiders

Golden Rod Gall Fly
Asian lady beetle
Dark Fishing Spider
Cluster Fly
Mourning Cloak Butterfly
Long-bodied Cellar Spider
Western conifer seed bug
Long-legged Sac Spider
Northern Spring Azure Butterfly

Other Arthropds 

Common Striped Woodlouse 

Flowering plants 

Feverfew
Coltsfoot

Trees 

Staghorn Sumac
Eastern White Pine
European Larch
Horse-Chestnut

Fungi 

Marshmallow Polypore Fungus

Mosses & Lichens 

Oak Moss Lichen
Common Greensheild Lichen
Candleflame Lichen
Hygrohypnum sp. (moss)

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