There is a healthy crop of the Comfrey plant, Symphytum officinale now blooming along the Magee Boardwalk. This non-native plant, (the moniker officinale- means "of the shops" meaning it was sold medicinally) was once commonly used in teas and herbal remedies.
Yes, I confess, I ruined some perfectly good birders, convincing them that botany is way cool. "Go ahead Bianca, take a photo of this awesome purple flower!"
All the wildlife seemed to be on the move today. This was the first day the mosquitoes were out in full-force, and the green frogs were happily singing about it! This Northern Water Snake was just "hanging out," probably enjoying a bit of sun.
And what do you call a snail hitching a ride on a Painted turtle's back? Es-car-on-the-go, of course!