I’ve captured a sample of early May in Central New York, often dodging rain drops in the process. My mother had more than a passing interest in nature and would have loved this post.
She liked flowers, cultivated or wild, didn’t much matter.
Fading glory: Red Trillium in a moist ravine, past peak bloom
Willow (one of many species of wild willow shrubs)
Wild Juneberry (also Serviceberry, Amelanchier or Shadbush)
She kept a bird feeder and enjoyed her backyard visitors. Early May was peak migration and full of surprises.
Goldfinch perched near a Nyjer seed feeder
Of course everyone loves babies. These family photos would have been plastered all over the wall (and the real family photos pushed aside)!
Family of Canadian Geese (there were 8 goslings in all, just a few days old)
Bald Eagle, tearing small pieces from a kill to feed her 3 youngsters
Raising young is a team effort: parent #2 arrives with a duck in its grasp (determined from another image in the sequence)!
Happy Mother’s Day
Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.