Beechwood \ Don Valley: Friday, April 1, 2016

april-18 degrees and overcast at the start.

Bird Highlight: belted kingfisher

Photo: Ken Sproule

Photo: Ken Sproule

Winter Bud Highlight: European buckthorn

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Species list: Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper, American robin, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (14 species)

Also from today:
Garlic Mustard : first growth (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard : first growth (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlick Mustard: over-wintered (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlick Mustard: over-wintered (Alliaria petiolata)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Manitoba Maple keys (Acer negundo)

Manitoba Maple keys (Acer negundo)

Go Train

Go Train

Lichen

Lichen

Teasle from last year (Dipsacus fullonum)

Teasle from last year (Dipsacus fullonum)

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

 

 

 

 

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