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Several Scarlet Tanagers have been flitting around the trees in our yard over the last week or so. They’ve been so quick that the photo below is the best snapshot I could get. Click here for a post from 2013 that has some better tanager photos.
This bluebird splayed out in the sunshine for about 15 seconds, then flew away. Click here for a similar post about a blue jay.
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is a native plant in this area. The photo below, taken in Bent Tree a few days ago, shows unopened flower buds. Delicate bell-shaped flowers will open soon.