Yellow Iris
Yellow Iris

Week of June 23, 2019

Last month I saw a hooded merganser in the back pond.  I love the sight of these birds with their bright white head plumage.  The other bright white-headed birds (bald eagles) were making frequent forays to the pond to snack on smelly dead carp that floated up as winter dead kill. Yum.
One of the plants I used to look forward to seeing is the yellow iris along the marsh edge. It is blooming now.  They have large and stately blooms.  That flash of color is one not usually seen in the wild.  It turns out these plants are invasive and conservation groups actually plan outings along the St. Croix River to destroy the plants.
It is always something.