High Park: Monday, May 9, 2016

12 degrees and sunny at the start

High Park

High Park

Bird Highlight: wood duck
Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Botany Highlight: poison ivy

Poison Ivy (Taxicodendron rydbergii)

Poison Ivy (Taxicodendron rydbergii)

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, herring gull,  ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, chimney swift, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, least flycatcher, tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher, philadelphia vireo, warbling vireo, black-throated green warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (34 species)
Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Wayfaring Tree (Viburnum lantana)

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serulata)

Japanese Flowering Cherry (Prunus serulata)

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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Crack Willow flowers (Salix fragilis)

Crack Willow flowers (Salix fragilis)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal

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