Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Yesterday we monitored Puccoon.  There is a lot of it, so we separated to cover more ground.  I headed out with Jerry and Larry to what is known as the "plane crash site",  near the intersection of Girdham and Sayer Roads.  
It was a relatively cool morning, and we surprised a Blue Racer basking in the sun on the horse trail.  His blue scales were almost fluorescent.  Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough with the camera.

The site is becoming overgrown by the surrounding woods.  There were still Lupine and Puccoon, but very few compared to past years.
I think this is a female Common Whitetail Dragonfly.

We finished up at Jerry's Meadow (just south of Girdham and Oak Openings Parkway) looking for Prickly Pear Cactus. 
The meadow was full of blooming Spider wort.


  1. Is the spiderwort a desirable?

  2. It is a native plant and I've never seen it on any list of undesirables. The two staff members of the Metroparks who were with us made no unsavory comments. As a matter of fact, they seemed to be enjoying the sight.