This picture was all the incentive necessary to get to the park this morning. I’ve been watching the buttercups multiplying for weeks now, and today they filled the field. I am covered in pollen. It’s a bee’s paradise. I thought I’d show the sights along the path to this field in Herring Run Park.
This is, I think, a barn owl. He’s big enough to be a great horned owl, but he has no horns that I can see. For about 2 months I’ve seen this guy and his partner along the side path down from parkside rd that leads into Herring Run. Sightings are always rather dramatic with big swooping advances from the owl as he moves over the path and onto a branch to scope me out. His call is almost laughable, exaggerated as it is w/ big, over-the-top hoots. Maybe this is where the term “hootananny” came from.
Along the way to the field it’s heavily wooded and there are wild flowers on the path. Here’s a checkerboard butterfly.
These beautiful pink ones.
And one more picture of the field.