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Neighborhood Nature Notes–June June 1, 2010

Filed under: Neighborhood Nature Notes,Seasons,Summer — Sandy Beverly @ 8:12 am
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This is a log of nature observations for our neighborhood south of West Junior High.  Want to share your observations?  See below.  Or start your own nature notebook at home.  Earlier Nature Notes are posted here.

June 2010

  • Summer Solstice–Mimosa trees are blooming.  Very fragrant, but invasive.
  • June 13–Heard first-of-year cicada call
  • June 7–First chigger bite, sigh….
  • June 1–Daylilies are blooming.  The flowers are edible.  Go on, taste one!
  • June 1–Young hawks have left the nest on Orchards Golf Course
  • June 1–3 young blue jays exploring our yard.  They fly pretty well, but an adult is still supervising
  • June 1–Catalpas have been blooming for a few days.  I call this “the tree of Big”: big flower clusters, big heart-shaped leaves, big seed pods

Want to share your observations?  Add a comment or e-mail me ( and I will add to the log.  Send first name, age (if you’d like), observation, and your location in relation to a public school.

Or, start your own nature notebook at home, with your family.  Sometimes hard to keep at it, but lots of fun to look back at previous years to see if events are happening earlier or later.  We got a big kick out of observing our first-of-year bat on the same day two years in a row.