Weeds Part 1: Castle Frank Subway region: May 18, 2016

12 degrees and sunny at the start
Park Gates

Park Gates

Bird Highlight: Pileated Woodpecker
photo: Ken Sproule

photo: Ken Sproule

Botany Highlight: Yellow Avens

Yellow Avems (Geum aleppicum)

Yellow Avems (Geum aleppicum)

Species list: red-tailed hawk, rock pigeon, chimney swift, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, least flycatcher, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, tennessee warbler, nashville warbler, american redstart,  house sparrow, baltimore oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (26 species)
Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)

Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolia)

Bitter Dock (Rumex obtusifolia)

European Linden (Tilia cordata)

European Linden (Tilia cordata)

Pileated Woodpecker evidence

Pileated Woodpecker evidence

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

may-18

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