High Park (North): Saturday, September, 10, 2016

23 degrees and light rain at the start.

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Bird Highlight: Wood Duck
Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Botany Highlight: Showy Tick Trefoil

Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Showy Tick Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Species list:  mallard, wood duck, belted kingfisher,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern pewee, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (16 species)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Sky-blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Sky-blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Cup Plant (Silphium perfolitum)

Cup Plant (Silphium perfolitum)

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Miles Hearn

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