Wilket Creek: Thursday, September 8, 2016

23 degrees and threatening rain at the start.

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Bird Highlight: Northern Flicker
Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Botany Highlight: Giant Foxtail

Giant Foxtail (Setaria faberi)

Giant Foxtail (Setaria faberi)

Species list:  mallard, Cooper’s hawk, mourning dove, ruby-throated hummingbird, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (15 species)

Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)

Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)

Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Sycamore Maple (Acer pseudoplatanus)

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Late Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crusgalli)

Barnyard Grass (Echinochloa crusgalli)

Lamb's Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Common Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Spiny-leaved Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper)

Spiny-leaved Sow Thistle (Sonchus asper)

Japanese Hops (Humulus japonicus)

Japanese Hops (Humulus japonicus)

Beech Drops (Epifagus virginiana (photo: Lee Bell)

Beech Drops (Epifagus virginiana (photo: Lee Bell)

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