Species of the Week – Pokeweed – Phytolacca americana

Pokeweed - Phytolacca americana Although proper preparation and cooking of Pokeweeds might be necessary for human consumption, many birds feast on the ripened raw Pokeweed fruits alone. Mockingbirds, like many other bird species, are attracted to ripe purple berries. Northern Mockingbirds can be found year-round in most southern states, including Oklahoma. Likewise, Pokeweed, also [...]

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds - Archilochus colubris As the fall months become nearer and nearer, people may begin to notice they are seeing fewer of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at their feeders. According to the Forest Preserve District, the hummingbirds have already begun migrating to the south for the winter. However, one need not worry that they [...]

By |2020-08-31T15:56:06-05:00August 31st, 2020|Field Journal, Species of the Week|0 Comments

Monarch – Species of the Week

Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus This time of year, Oklahomans start to see Monarch butterflies a little more frequently visiting flowers our gardens, flitting across fields, and riding the wind overhead.  The Monarch showing up in mid-August are a bit early for the fall migration.  Many of them are still looking for milkweed [...]

By |2020-08-17T11:41:10-05:00August 17th, 2020|Field Journal, Species of the Week|0 Comments