Beechwood / Don Valley: May 6, 2017

8 degrees and overcast

Bird Highlight: Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant showing double crests

Botany Highlight: Penny Cress

Penny Cress (Thlaspi arvense)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, solitary sandpiper, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, tree swallow,  American crow, Carolina wren, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, ruby-crowned kinglet,  yellow warbler, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch,  white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (22 species)

White Spruce pollen cone (Picea glauca)

Mallard (male)

Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

Starry False-Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

White Tailed Deer

Miles Hearn

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