The Birding Cup is a birding competition in which teams try to see as many species of birds as possible within a 24 hour period. Our team (the noble Timberdoodles) has always competed in the birding boot, which means no mechanized transport. I’ve posted about a couple of past birding cups (here and here oh and here); this year we hiked 14.5 miles and saw (as a team) 80 species of birds.
I want to post some bird photos soon, but for now here is some of the scenery we traveled through. These are all photos from Bald Eagle State Park.
Long time, good friends 🙂
Up early for the dawn chorus
Katie and Pete, or as I like to call them, Petatie
Pete looking onward
A saprophytic plant, squaw root Conopholis americana
Something is enjoying mussels from the lake!
Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)
Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
We had a mix of sun and rain all day
Gaywings, or Fringed Polygala (Polygala paucifolia)