Indian Cucumber Root
There are definitely fewer blooms on the forest floor these days, but I did find quite a few Indian Cucumber Root in bloom. Their roots are edible and are said to taste like cucumber.
In a sunny glade with lots of ferns I found 2 Banded Hairstreaks swirling around, chasing each other. Occasionally they would land but immediately take to the air again, making photographing one difficult. Soon, a third one joined in the game and finally a fourth one!
I no sooner turned the corner onto the dam when a White-Tailed Deer bounded noisily into the woods.
Tree Swallow (at nest hole in snag)
With a brighter sun, it was easier to see into the Eastern Kingbird's nest. I counted five babies. According to All About Birds, clutch sizes range from 2-5 eggs, so this is a full house!
Eastern Kingbird nestlings
Eastern Bluebird (female)
Spangled Skimmer (female)