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Trail & Bird Sighting Info
All trails and boardwalks are open.
A Northern Water Sanke was swimming up Paxton Creek. They are often confused with Northern Copperheads because their color and pattern is similar, but there are no venemous snakes in Wildwood Park.
Several people reported seeing Painted Turtles on the Towpath today. The rain has softened the ground, making it easier for turtles to dig nests. Look for Snapping Turtle nesting activity tomorrow near the nature center.
Insects seen today include Common Whitetail Dragonfly, Eastern Forktail Damselfly, Mayflies, Silver-spotted Skipper, Red Admiral.
A Semipalmated Plover was seen with the Killdeer today.
Black Locust trees are blooming. A pair of Great-crested Flycatchers has been seen frequently above the picnic area beside the nature center.
A White-crowned Sparrow was seen near the feeders today. Blackpoll Warbler was heard.
On the Mothers' Day Flower Walk: Blue Violets, Early Saxifrage, False Solomon’s Seal, Flowering Dogwood, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Jacob’s Ladder, May Apple, Paw Paw, Red Bud, Solomon’s Seal, Spring Beauty, Virginia Bluebells, Wild Columbine, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger, Yellow Violets (Downy)
Spring Cress is blooming along the North Boardwalk
A Great Crested Flycatcher was heard near the nature center.
Shrubs blooming around the nature center include Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Nannyberry, and "Snowball" Viburnum.
An Osprey was seen catching a fish near the Middle Parking Lot in the evening.
On a morning walk at Wildwood Park: Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wood Thrush, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Cardinal, Wood Duck, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Great Horned Owl