Beechwood \ Don Valley: Thursday, May 12, 2016

16 degrees and sunny at the start.

Beechwood \ Don valley

Beechwood \ Don valley

Bird Highlight: Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Botany Highlight: Early Meadow Rue

Early Meadow Rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

Early Meadow Rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, spotted sandpiper, killdeer, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, eastern phoebe, tree swallow, bank swallow, rough-winged swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher, warbling vireo, tennessee warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, black-throated blue warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated green warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak,  American goldfinch, song sparrow. (36 species)

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Poison Ivy (Taxicodendron rybergii)

Poison Ivy (Taxicodendron rybergii)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (photo: Judy-Ann Cazemier)

Blue-grey Gnatcatcher (photo: Judy-Ann Cazemier)

False Solomon's Seal (False Spikenard) Maiananthum racemosum)

False Solomon’s Seal (False Spikenard) Maiananthum racemosum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

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