A handful of spring treasures — some wildflowers, some birds, and a butterfly — from this week’s walk in the University of Michigan – Dearborn natural area:
Red Admiral Butterfly – A large influx of them this week; warm temperatures down south allowed many more than usual to survive, reproduce, and migrate back here; hundreds of thousands being reported this year.
White-throated Sparrow – One of the most recognizable songs! I remember the first time I heard one sing — it was in the middle of the night in midtown Detroit a few years ago. Although they don’t usually sing at night, rumor says that they sing when the moon is full. You can sometimes hear them migrating at night.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
―Rainier Marie Wilke