Humber Bay: April 1, 2017

3 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow (photo: ken Sproule)

Botany Highlight: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, lesser scaup,  bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, Cooper’s hawk, killdeer, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch,  American goldfinch, American tree sparrow, song sparrow.  (29 species)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)

American Robin

White Ash keys (Fraxinus americana)

Austrian Pine cone (Pinus nigra)

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Mute Swan

Canada Goose

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Miles Hearn

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