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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of July 10)

Posted July 12, 2023 by M.S. Coyne

Last week in the Cemetery was hot. And humid. And I was rained out just as I finished trimming on Saturday. Fortunately, the working days were short.

The Bottlebrush Buckeyes (Aesculus parviflora) are flowering and attracting Bumble Bees (Bombus spp.) as pollinators. Various types of heirloom Daylillies (Hemerocallis spp.) in the small garden in Section F (by the Joseph Scott marker) are in full bloom. The common Daylillies, on the other hand, look like they are past their prime.

Dayillies (Hemerocallis spp.)

We had a couple of visitors on Tuesday. A fledgling (I think) Red-Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) was hopping around the cemetery and was later joined by a slightly more competent flyer – probably a


(Red-tailed Hawk)

(Hawks on Markers)

This was all to the great consternation of the Eastern Kingbirds (?) (Tyrannus tyrannus) in the vicinity.

Remember, if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2 in 2023, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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