Anti-Depression

An insect approaching St. John’s Wort. This photo was taken on July 2, 2020 near Springer Park. The extracts of St. John’s Wort is a well-known remedy for depression. The plant is invasive.

Flexitarian

A Northern Cardinal resting on a branch. This photo was taken on July 26, 2020 near Springer Park. Cardinals mainly eat seeds and fruit, but may also have insects.

Foreigners

An insect (bee?) on Bird’s-foot Trefoil surrounded by Crown Vetch. This photo was taken on July 2, 2020 in Springer Park. Both plants are non-native and brought to North America to help control erosion.

Insectivore

A Yellow Warbler singing in the morning. This photo was taken on May 21, 2020 in Springer Park. These birds eat mainly insects, so they don’t visit backyard bird feeders.

Medicinal

Common evening primrose illuminated by morning sunlight. This photo was taken on June 25, 2020 in Springer Park. Evening primrose oil, made from the seeds, appears to help with several ailments including heart disease and arthritis.