Post contributed by Sharon, volunteer bluebird trail monitor:
A cold damp day on the trail. Bluebirds completed nests in two boxes. One box has a partial grassy nest, another, a few bits of grass, and a third, some moss placed by chickadees. The sixth box is still empty. In the woodland, Jacob’s ladders and Jack-in-the-pulpits were in bloom. In the park I came upon a raptor (perhaps a broad-winged hawk) being heckled by a crow high up in a pine tree.