High Park: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

25 degrees and sunny at the start
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Bird Highlight: Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird (photo: wikimedia)

Eastern Kingbird (photo: wikimedia)

Botany Highlight: Hairy Willow Herb

Hairy Willow Herb (Epilobium hirsutum)

Hairy Willow Herb (Epilobium hirsutum)

Species list: black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull, Caspian tern, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird,  American robin, blue-grey gnatcatcher,  European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, common grackle, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow,  song sparrow. (30 species)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Panicled Tick Trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)

Panicled Tick Trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Black Rasberry (Rubus occidentalis)

Black Rasberry (Rubus occidentalis)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

 

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

july-12

Miles Hearn

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