Adirondack Wildflowers:  Yellow Pond Lily on Barnum Brook (19 July 2014)

Birding the Adirondacks:
Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk
19 July 2014

Amphibians of the Adirondacks: Green Frog on Heron Marsh (19 July 2014) Adirondack Wetlands: Heron Marsh from the Heron Marsh Trail (19 July 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Cedar Waxwing on her nest on Barnum Bog (19 July 2014) Adirondack Butterflies:  Great Spangled Fritillary on milkweed (19 July 2014) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Cotton Grass on Barnum Bog (19 July 2014) Adirondack Wildflowers:  Swamp Candles on Barnum Bog (19 July 2014) Birds of the Adirondacks:  Ruby-throated Hummingbird (19 July 2014)
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On 19 July 2014, Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister led a bird walk on the Heron Marsh Trail and the Boreal Life Trail. The walk was part of the "TR" Birding Series. The walk began at 9:00 AM, when we met in the VIC building at the Paul Smith's College VIC. It was a cool, partly cloudy morning. We saw or heard a total of 28 bird species.  Highlights of the walk included some excellent views of a Palm Warbler on Barnum Bog and a close-up view of a Cedar Waxwing on her nest by the Boreal Life Trail boardwalk.

Near the VIC building, we saw or heard the following birds:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Black-capped Chickadee
Hermit Thrush American Crow
American Robin  

On the Heron Marsh Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Yellow-rumped Warbler Winter Wren
Red-breasted Nuthatch Wood Duck
Ring-necked Duck Swamp Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee White-throated Sparrow
Northern Flicker Lincoln's Sparrow
Hermit Thrush Common Yellowthroat
Cedar Waxwing Golden-crowned Kinglet

On the Boreal Life Trail, we saw or heard the following birds:

Yellow-rumped Warbler Song Sparrow
Blue-headed Vireo Lincoln's Sparrow
Black-throated Blue Warbler Hermit Thrush
Black-throated Green Warbler Cedar Waxwing
Black-capped Chickadee Mallard
White-throated Sparrow Eastern Bluebird
Red-eyed Vireo Broad-winged Hawk
Palm Warbler Merlin
Alder Flycatcher  

We also observed some summer-flowering wildflowers in bloom, including:

Grass Pink Cotton Grass
Pitcher Plant Dewdrop
White Fringed Orchid Rose Pogonia
Swamp Candles Spreading Dogbane
Yellow Pond Lily  

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.