Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

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Ah, the joys of March in Iowa!  One day the weather is beautiful and then the next is dreary, cold and awful.  I’m trying to work in the gardens in these pockets of warm, sunny weather – it feels so good to be out in the fresh air and hearing the birds in full chorus.

Usually I’m too busy looking down (searching for weeds!) than up in the trees, so I don’t often spot the more colorful birds we have visiting the Arboretum.  About a week ago, a volunteer and I spotted this Cedar Waxwing in the crabapple trees west of the Head House.  Such beautiful coloring!  To learn more about the Cedar Waxwing (and to see a close-up photo), check out this website: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/cedar_waxwing/id .  They are fun little birds to watch.

Interested in bird watching?  I encourage you to come out and walk our one-mile walking trail or wander through the gardens.  We are open dawn to dusk and admission is free!

See you in the gardens.

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Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

March 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

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