Col Sam Smith Park: Monday, October 31, 2016

5 degrees and sunny at the start.

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Bird Highlight: American Coot
American Coot

American Coot

Botany Highlight: Oriental Bittersweet

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Species list:  red-necked grebe, horned grebe, pied-billed grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, northern shoveler, bufflehead, American coot, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, golden-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, northern cardinal, house finch, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow. (26 species)

Pied-billed Grebe and Horned Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe and Horned Grebe

White Spruce (Picea abies)

White Spruce (Picea abies)

Gadwall

Gadwall

Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium)

Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium)

White Ash (spayed against Emerald Ash Borer) Fraxinus americana

White Ash (spayed against Emerald Ash Borer) Fraxinus americana

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

Buckhorn Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

oct-31

Miles Hearn

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