Lambton Woods: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

For the Toronto Field Naturalists

10 degrees and sunny at the start

Lambton Woods

Lambton Woods

Bird Highlight: male Wood Duck romance with female Mallard

Wood Duck and his Mallard partner

Wood Duck and his Mallard partner

Botany Highlight: Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, common flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe,  blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (26 species)

Pennsylvania Bitter Cress (Cardamine pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania Bitter Cress (Cardamine pensylvanica)

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginiana)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginiana)

Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)

Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

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