Earl Bales Park: Saturday, July 23, 2016

30 degrees and sunny at the start

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Bird Highlight: Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting (male) photo: wikimedia

Indigo Bunting (male) photo: wikimedia

Botany Highlight: Great Burdock

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, chimney swift, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird,  tree swallow, barn swallow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird,  American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, baltimore oriole, common grackle, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, American goldfinch.  (29 species)
Staghorn Sumach (male flowers) Rhus typhina

Staghorn Sumach (male flowers) Rhus typhina

Cottontail Rabbit

Cottontail Rabbit

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus servicea)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus servicea)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

European Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

Common Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

Common Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

English Oak (Quercus robur)

English Oak (Quercus robur)

Field Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Field Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

july-23

Miles Hearn

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