Report from the Boston Nature Center

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Pussy willows 2012

I took the baby to the Boston Nature Center today to check on the pussy willows. Yes, they are budding! This picture is from two years and one day ago. They are much taller now, and not quite as far along. Wish I’d had my camera with me.

We also saw: chickadees, woodpeckers, robins, tree swallows, red-winged blackbirds, Canada geese, mourning doves, and wild turkeys. The turkeys got scared of us and flew into a tree, which made the baby laugh.

The whiteboard at the office said that a merlin had been seen there last week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one! I’d like to very much.

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