High Park: Thursday, June 2, 2016

16 degrees and sunny at the start

High Park

High Park

Bird Highlight: Wood Duck
Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Botany Highlight: Cup Plant

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird,  American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher,  European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, orchard oriole, baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, house finch, American goldfinch, field sparrow, chipping sparrow,  song sparrow.  (34 species)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Yellow Avens (Geum allepicum)

Yellow Avens (Geum allepicum)

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

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