I climbed Camel’s Hump with Peter Zika today. We flushed a family of RUFFED GROUSE when we first entered the woods on the Burrows Trail. Peter identified a PLANTAIN-LEAVED SEDGE (Carex plantaginia), which I had been calling the mystery sedge. We heard or saw: BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CANADA WARBLER, CHICKADEE, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, JUNCOS, SOLITARY VIREO, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER. It took us two hours to get to the clearing. A JUNCO came to look us over while Peter was botanizing. I saw a RED DRAGONFLY in the clearing. Also ANTS, SPITTLEBUGS, BLACK FLIES, GRASSHOPPERS, and maybe CRICKETS. On the summit Peter identified MOUNTAIN SANDWORT. We left the summit at 1:45 p.m. and got to the brook at the bottom of the Forest City Trail at 5:45 p.m. Peter identified a BEARBERRY WILLOW. On the way both up and down we saw WOOD FROGS and TOADS. On the way down we heard a WINTER WREN. Peter spent a long time taking a picture of a TWISTED STALK.

Advertisements