Trillium stamineum/Twisted Trillium
Dodecatheon meadia/Shooting Star
Snowball Viburnum isn’t wild but blooming.
The woods are also full of newborns. The largest Carolina wren is at the front of the nest. He’s always ready and waiting to eat. The smallest is at the back. Somehow the parents make sure it gets to eat also. They are ever vigilent with a steady steam of caterpillars and the like. The Carolina wrens built their nest under the Pieris in a container on the deck. Although in the open, the nest is amazingly dry even in a downpour. There are a lot of leaves over the nest that shed the water out of the container and the water that does enter is fast to drain. While these birdies have a few more days in the nest, five bluebirds fledged today from the bluebird box.
Rose-breasted grosbeaks are migrating through our area. A couple dropped in for a break. They will feed a few days and then continue their journey.
Azaleas are almost in full bloom. More azalea and hosta photos will be coming soon.