Oh the spring time, the spring time, it is passing so fast. June 21st has brought us into the summer solstice, although with Vermont weather, it does not really feel like that. Sitting down at the pond a few nights ago, a hoodie was not enough and I had to come back to the lodge to get another jacket.
But in the spring time there are a few lovely things that one can see only for a short while…
…like these lovely lady slippers.
Part of the orchid family, this flower is typically only found to flower until July.
And joining us again are our wonderful humming birds.
So far at the feeders we have been able to count at least 24 different birds!
I thought this was a pretty neat shot with her eye closed. For a reminder of how awesome these fierce little birds are, you can read the post I wrote last year, The Amazing Ruby Throated Hummingbird.
Making an appearance is also this cool humming bird moth.
Humming bird moths are often mistaken either for humming birds or big bees. They can remain suspended in air, just like humming birds, sipping nectar from flowers with their long tongues. This one keeps hanging around outside the lodge fueling up on nectar on some flowers some lodge guests donated to the park.
Emerging from their burrows the toads have returned to the Seyon window wells too. If you are wondering about the bumpy creatures, you can check out the article I wrote last fall for Northern Woodlands talking about our little toad friends.
And although this story and video above is from National Geographic, wow, don’t mess with bunny rabbits.
You know how much we love our Seyon bunnies!
And that has been spring. Hope you are able to create some opportunities to get out and watch as the seasons transition!