Taylor Creek Park: May 4, 2017

9 degrees and overcast at the start.

Bird Highlight: American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch (male)

Botany Highlight: Shepherd’s Purse

Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow. (19 species)

Colt’s Foot (Tussilago farfara)

Mourning Dove

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Canada Geese

Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna)

Northern Cardinal

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Miles Hearn

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