High Park (North): Tuesday, September 20, 2016

21 degrees and sunny at the start.

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Bird Highlight: Blue Jay
Blue Jay (photo; wikimedia)

Blue Jay (photo; wikimedia)

Botany Highlight: Jack in the Pulpit

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Species list:  mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull,  northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, eastern pewee, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, red-eyed vireo, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (18 species)

Norway Maple (tar spot) Acer plantanoides)

Norway Maple (tar spot) Acer plantanoides)

Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)

Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes alba)

Rattlesnake Root (Prenanthes alba)

False Solomon Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

False Solomon Seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Hairy Bush Clover (Lespedeza hirta)

Hairy Bush Clover (Lespedeza hirta)

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Miles Hearn

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