Marie Curtis Park: Saturday, April 2, 2016

0 degrees and sun \ cloud mix at the start

Fertile fronds of Sensitive Fern

Fertile fronds of Sensitive Fern

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Shagbark Hickory ( Carya ovata)

Shagbark Hickory ( Carya ovata)

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis)

Black Cherry ( Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry ( Prunus serotina)

Beech leaves

Beech leaves

Galls of Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)

Galls of Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Bird Highlight: Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow (photo: ken Sproule)

Tree Swallow (photo: Ken Sproule)

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, red-breasted merganser, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, tree swallow, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (25 species)

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