Taylor Creek: September 29 and 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

17 degrees and overcast at the start.

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Bird Highlight: White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Botany Highlight: Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Species list:  mallard, sharp-shinned hawk, red-tailed hawk, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, black-throated green warbler, common grackle, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (16 species)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Shining Willow (Salix lucida)

Shining Willow (Salix lucida)

Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

Giant Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliea)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliea)

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

Green Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

Green Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

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 Thursday, September 29, 2016

16 degrees and light rain at the start.

Bird Highlight: juvenile yellow-bellied sapsucker on telephone/power pole

Botany Highlight: zigzag goldenrod, one-seeded bur cucumber

Fungal Highlight: young Dryad’s saddle (Polyporus squamosus)

Species list: northern flicker, yellow-bellied sapsucker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, ruby-crowned kinglet, golden-crowned kinglet, American robin, gray catbird, European starling, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow, American goldfinch. (12 species)

Thank-you to Bob Kortright for this list.

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