Col Sam Smith Park: Monday, May 2, 2016

6 degrees and rain at the start

Col Sam Smith Park

Col Sam Smith Park

Bird Highlight: Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow (photo: John Burns)

Savannah Sparrow (photo: John Burns)

Botany Highlight: Serviceberry

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

Species list: red-necked grebe, horned grebe, pied-billed grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, killdeer, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, savannah sparrow, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (35 species)

Fossils

Fossils

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Eurasian Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)

Eurasian Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)

stones-25

Common Plantain (Plantago major)

Common Plantain (Plantago major)

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

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