We’re just approaching the middle of April, and it feels like summer is here already.
The trout lilies are up and open!
The cat bird was busy feasting on the staghorn sumac seeds, …
but took a break to strike a handsome pose when it saw I was taking pictures.
The chipmunks are out and about.
This red-bellied woodpecker must have heard that the catbird had struck a pose.
Yet another butterfly is out and sipping birch tree sap.
This one is an eastern comma, as indicated by the little white “c” you can just see on the underside of its wing (below).
Finally, the female red-winged blackbirds have arrived to see what kind of territories the males have staked out.