Community Nature Journal Entry: March 7, 2021
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Day and Time: Sunday, March 7th, 2021, 10:30 am
Weather: Sunny, clear skies, a little windy Temperature: Low 50s
- Heard lots of different bird songs out today-definitely crows and cardinals, alongside other calls I was not sure of.
- Caught a glimpse of an orange butterfly with black spots across its wings.
- Spotted little bit of diversity among the paw and shoe prints in the mud, smaller tracks with longer, almost finger-like digits, may squirrel prints?
- Pair of larger brown birds circling and gliding overhead—spotted a couple of smaller grey or beige-ish birds as well in the trees near me.
- Lots of little black wormy creatures stuck to one of the fallen longs—mostly dead it seems like.
- Insect actually landed on my glasses. Large-ish black creature with clear wings and long. Long body, long antennae, long legs. Very persistent probably something typical, but it did land on my face, so I thought it was worth noting.
- Orange spider spotted along the upper trail, had black and white stripes on its legs with red, wavy pattern on its back.
- Cardinal update: actually, saw a female. Been hearing them everywhere, but the first time I’ve seen one today.
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