Diario del proyecto St. Thomas' on the Bayou

27 de septiembre de 2022

St. Thomas' 2022, Day 270

57 degrees, 87% humidity, wind 1 mph NNE, cloudless morning. A cold front came through but no rain. It's cold in the shade.
Overflight of three Kildeer, all calling as they flew NNW up the bayou. Northen Parula, house sparrow, tufted titmouse, Carolina chickadee, blue jay, pileated woodpecker, Nothern mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, Mourning dove, black-bellied whistling ducks, downy woodpecker, Carolina wren, brown thrasher, pine warbler calling. Three jays fighting. Eight black-bellied whistling ducks flying around trees on the W bank of Bayou Desiard. Great Egret roosting on a Cypress tree.
Lots of raccoon prints just south of the pavilion, more on E side of church in the sand to the S of the parking lot. Fox squirrel fussing at something below is oak tree; I couldn't see what.
Only 5% of crape myrtle blossoms left. Leaves on camelia starting to yellow, 25%. Smooshed red oak acorns and pine cones scales on the walking path. Poison ivy turning orange/red by the Bayou. A few roses left on the bushes behind the church.
Slime mold on NNW base of pine near parking lot. Stereum complicatum on fallen branches in SE of property, covered with fuzzy brown fungus.
Very tiny (1mm) tick on my phone.

Ingresado el 27 de septiembre de 2022 por kimmiepaxton kimmiepaxton | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de septiembre de 2022

St. Thomas' 2022, Day 265

8-8:15 AM. 74°, 88% humidity, wind 1 mph from the northwest. No rain since 10 Sep.
Many holes dug into pine straw around pine trees where Strobilomyces had been.

Carolina chickadee, Carolina wren, pileated woodpecker, northern cardinal, downy woodpecker, blue jay, duck species, black bellied-whistling ducks on western bank, red-bellied woodpecker, pine warbler.
Cicadas buzzing but only once.
10% blossoms still on crepe myrtle, 10% leaf-yellowing on sweetgum, the same amount fallen.
Pisolithus, Stereum and Lycoperdon remain in situ. The latter have all dried and have puffed or are puffing their spores.

Ingresado el 22 de septiembre de 2022 por kimmiepaxton kimmiepaxton | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de septiembre de 2022

St Thomas' 2022, day 258

66 degrees, 88% humidity, wind 4mp SW, cloudless day. No precip since Sunday.
Three Boletes and three species of Amanita and two slime molds up since Sunday.
Bird species calling: Belted Kingfisher, Northen Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Pine Marbler, Blue Jay, duck species.
Acorns hitting the pavillion roof.
Crepe Myrtles have about 50% of their blossoms left. Some brown leaves on the ground (10%), Sweetgum/Oak.
Cicada shells on trees and a wing in the grass.
Squirrels have been busy feeding on pinecones.

Ingresado el 15 de septiembre de 2022 por kimmiepaxton kimmiepaxton | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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