PHOTOPAGE 405

   

   

 

March 2010

The American Robin, an iconic Spring bird, doesn't disappear in the Winter - it's just off hunting food in other areas - I remember seeing lots of Robins in the seashore areas of New Jersey in Winter where berries seem plentiful. In fact, the common belief that most birds fly south in Winter has not been consistent with my experience - the facts of bird migration are complex and probably mostly related to food sources.

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405.11 Robin 

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405.12 Snowdrop  

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405.13 Sensitive Fern  

   

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405.1 Lesser Celandine   

< The first I see of the soon to be thousands of Lesser Celandine blooms which will blanket the shaded moist woodland.
 

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405.2 Paired Geese

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405.3 Leaf Skeleton 

< Remnant of Fall and a virtually transparent entity hugging and merging with a fallen tree ( color inverted with software) 

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405.4 Lichen  

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405.5 Narcissus 

< I'm not sure, but guess that this is an early blooming Narcissus, probably from a bulb that floated downriver and found hold here near the riverbank. - And on the  right  an emerging Garter snake called forth from its Winter shelter by mild early Spring weather. >

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405.6 Garter Snake 

A tangle of grapevines almost as thick as the trees they climb to feel the Sun >

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405.7 Grapevine  

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405.8 Maple Flower 

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405.9 Skunk Cabbage 

< Emerging Skunk Cabbage and newly released, where they hung in balls, suspended through the Winter, Sycamore seed  > 

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405.10 Sycamore Seed  

 

 

   

 
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