Sunday. To lygodium.
Cuscuta, not long. Desmodium Canadense is to be found at Clamshell Hill oaks. I have found the new rudbeckia in five distinct and distant parts of the town this year, - beyond almshouse, Arethusa Meadow, Sam. Wheeler meadow, Abel Hosmer meadow, and J. Hosmer meadow. Also in last place, beyond ditch, the rusty cotton-grass is now common. Cicuta bulbifera, apparently a week or more. Is that goose-grass near yellow thistles? Opened one of the snapping turtle’s eggs at Dugan Desert, laid June 7th. There is a little mud turtle squirming in it, apparently perfect in outline, shell and all, but all soft and one consistency, - a bluish white, with a mass of yellowish yolk (?) attached. Perhaps it will be [a] month more before it is hatched. There are some of what I will call the clustered low blackberries on the sand just beyond the Dugan Desert. There are commonly a few larger grains in dense clusters on very short peduncles and flat on the sand, clammy with a cool subacid taste. Small rough sunflower apparently two days.
I have seen a few new fungi within a week. The tobacco-pipes are still pushing up white amid the dry leaves, sometimes lifting a canopy of leaves with them four or five inches. Bartonia, apparently some days. Bunch-berries. Mountain sumach, apparently two or three days. Nabalus albus, apparently three or four days. Mulgedium, apparently four or five days.
Barn swallows still.