If you are looking for a splash of color to brighten your spring, Dahlem is the place to be! Not only have we had several sightings of this fellow below at our feeders this week (it’s an Inigo Bunting), but we’ve also had orioles visiting the hummingbird feeders.
The spring warblers are coming through, too, so be sure to look up for such brilliant birds as the Blackburnian Warbler, black and white warbler, and the yellow warbler.
Scarlet tanagers, those most glorious of birds (absolutely stunning in scarlet red with contrasting black wings), nest on our property, so be sure to look for them as well.
We even had folks watch blue-gray gnatcatchers building a nest this week!
So, come spend some time on the trails looking up.
(You’ll want to look down, too, for the flowers that are starting to bloom: marsh marigolds, hepatica, trillium, bluebells, and wood poppies).