Marie Curtis Park: Monday, April 25, 2016

9 degrees and light rain at the start

Marie Curtis Park

Marie Curtis Park

Bird Highlight: belted kingfisher

Photo: Ken Sproule

Photo: Ken Sproule

Botany Highlight: trembling aspen

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, turkey vulture, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, brown thrasher, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (25 species)
Day Lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Day Lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica)

Hedge Parsley (Torilis japonica)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Teasle (Dipsacus)

Teasle (Dipsacus)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus servicea)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus servicea)

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