Though the birding was slow, it was a beautiful morning with crystal blue skies. The woods are getting prettier and prettier with flowering trees and more and more color. It is surprising how much behind the flowers are in Inwood compared to Central Park. Inwood is a few miles further north and at a higher elevation, but the difference is striking. Nevertheless, there is a green haze at many levels with all the new leaves bursting forth on the bushes and trees. Against this background and with the still mostly bare branches some trees are contributing their various colors. The Shadblow/Serviceberry is rapidly coming into bloom all through the woods, with layers of white blooms.
|Shadblow © Joseph DiCostanzo|
The native cherry trees, I believe Pin Cherry, are also now putting on a show in the park.
|Cherry blossoms © Joseph DiCostanzo|
|Red Maple © Joseph DiCostanzo|
|Poison Ivy © Joseph DiCostanzo|
|Oyster shell © Joseph DiCostanzo|