Saddleboro- ID510

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Saddleboro- ID510

Wood Thrush- Live in deciduous and mised forests where they eat insects from within the leaves on the ground.- Similar pot-belly shaped body to a Robin, but with a cinnamon color back and a spotted white belly.- Distinctive flute like song and "machine-gun-like" alarm call.

Saddleboro "Field Guide"By: Laura Beebe

Mustard Plant (aka Garlic Mustard)- Invasive plant rapidly spreading through North America.- Most predominant in roadsides and shady, moist, rich forests; can grow in colonies.- The leaves have a garlic flavor and can be eaten.

Steeplebush- Grows in marshes, meadows and fields, shores of rivers or lakes, swamps, and wetlands.- Named asfter it's tall, narrow, steeple-like pink flowers.- Food for caterpillars and attracts butterflies.

Peregrine Falcon- Almost died off in N. America due to pesticides in the 1960s. - Today, seen regularly in many large cities and coastal areas.- Hunt medium sized birds. Their dive (stoop) can reach 200 m.p.h.

Red-Winged Blackbird- Live in fresh and saltwater marshes, along watercourses, water hazards on golf courses, and wet roadsides, as well as drier meadows and old fields.- Males have a red and yellow shoulder patch they can puff up or hide. Females are brown.

Grey Birch Tree- Grows in forests, meadows and fields, shrublands, and wetland edges.- Hares, porcupines, and beavers eat the bark and twigs.- Birds eat the seeds and sap.

Madder (aka Rubia)- Grows in hedgewood and cultivated areas.- History of being used as a red dye and a medicinal treatment in the ancient and midieval times.

Marsh Hawk (aka Northern Harriers) - Live in wide-open habitats including grasslands and marshes. Their nests are on the ground in grasses or wetland vegetation.-Fly low over the ground when hunting, weaving back and forth over fields and marshes as they watch and listen for small animals. They eat on the ground.- Males are grey and white, females are brown, all marsh hawks have a distinctive white rump patch.


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