L’Amoreaux Park: Friday, July 29, 2016

22 degrees and sun \ cloud mix  at the start
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Bird Highlight: Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Botany Highlight: Purple Coneflower

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

Species list: great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, Caspian tern, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, red-eyed vireo, house sparrow, northern cardinal, house finch, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (23 species)
Clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Carrion Flower (Smilax lasioneura)

Carrion Flower (Smilax lasioneura)

Spinulose Wood fern

Spinulose Wood fern

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Common Pear (Pyrus communis)

Common Pear (Pyrus communis)

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Dead Man's Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)

Dead Man’s Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

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In February, we had a Barred Owl at this location and many photos were taken:

https://mileshearn.com/2016/02/07/barred-owl-in-lamoreaux-park/

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