Nature is happening—don’t miss it!

Nature is happening at the Arboretum in May! Bluebird boxes are full of nests, eggs, babies, and fledglings, and a few boxes have cute, tiny chickadees. It’s good to see these fledglings, considering how cool our spring temperatures have been.

Birders have seen field sparrows, woodpeckers, turkey, Scarlet Tanagers, and Indigo Buntings. Our hummingbirds have returned to the feeder behind the Visitor’s Center. In the wetland, turtles are swimming, or basking in the few days of sun we have seen. Frogs are croaking, ducks are quacking, and birds are singing! In bloom now are viburnum, hearts a’ bursting, pinxterbloom azalea, black cherry, Solomon’s seal, may apple, and cranesbill geranium.

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Clockwise from left: Tuckahoe State Park’s new Multi-Use Trail; pinxterbloom azalea; a mallard in the Arboretum wetland. Photos by Robyn Affron and Kellen McCluskey.

With the opening of Tuckahoe’s Multi-Use Trail, there’s now more trail than ever for your walking or biking enjoyment. And, for you gardeners, the Nursery is open Friday and Saturday, 10-4. Hope to see you on the trails!

Robyn Affron
Visitor Services and Volunteer Coordinator


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