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ICBC Trip to F.W. Kent Park, Johnson County   Jul 17, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
1.04 mile(s)

Heavily leaved trees, very humid, hot.

Heavy dew / high humidity.

5 birders ranging from 70s to preschool.

24 species at the park, 1 more on the way home.
Killdeer  1  [Goose Lake, N Liberty], Red-headed Woodpecker  4, Red-bellied Woodpecker  1, Downy Woodpecker  1, Eastern Wood-Pewee  1, Blue Jay  1, American Crow  1, Black-capped Chickadee  1, Tufted Titmouse  1, White-breasted Nuthatch  1, House Wren 1, Eastern Bluebird  2  [At park HQ on my way out], Wood Thrush  2, American Robin  [feeding young at nest], Gray Catbird , House Finch  2 [blind only], American Goldfinch [blind only],, Eastern Towhee  2, Red-winged Blackbird , Brown-headed Cowbird , Common Yellowthroat , American Redstart  2, Northern Cardinal , Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2, and Indigo Bunting  2.

Today’s birds contained no real prizes except for the heard only Wood Thrushes.   Plants, which make up all of todays photos are still wonderful at Kent P. We birded and looked at plants on the E side — a 1 mile hike in and out without many hills and much sun.

The plants are gorgeous at Kent Park are just gorgeous. 

Black-eyed Susan

Rattlesnake Master

Love the shape and colors.     Tre Ticfoil


Yellow Coneflower





Have you ever notice the how Purple Coneflowers vary in color.  I keep forgetting to carefully observe, are they darkest when they first come out?

Purple Coneflower

To tell the truth I am kind of looking forward to fall and some cooler weather, truth be told.   Past two trips I was soaked when I got home.

Some plants with Insects

Older sunflower blossom.     All the insects and damage.


younger sunflower blossom, located only a few inches from the previous picture No bugs. No damage.


Interesting bug nest

Bergamot and and probable Plume Moth

Finally a plant without a bug.  If you take the stalk away, this could easily be some kind of dragon.

The shape of some of these plants look like dragons.

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