High Park (North): Friday, October 7, 2016

19 degrees and sunny at the start.
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Bird Highlight: Wood Duck
Wood Duck (Photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Wood Duck (Photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Botany Highlight: Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Species list:  mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, ruby-crowned kinglet,  house sparrow, northern cardinal. (12 species)

Norway Maple Key (Acer Plantanoides)

Norway Maple Key (Acer Plantanoides)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandulifera)

Red-tailed Hawk (Photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Red-tailed Hawk (Photo: Lillian Natalizio)

Uprooted Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Uprooted Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Witch Hazel )Hamamelis virginiana)

Witch Hazel )Hamamelis virginiana)

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)

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Miles Hearn

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