High Park: May 15, 2017

12 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Botany Highlight: Sassafras

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, common tern, caspian tern, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, great crested flycatcher, barn swallow, tree swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, warbling vireo, philadelphia vireo, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, nashville warbler, ovenbird, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird,  northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (39 species)

Barn Swallow

Northern Flicker

Eastern Chipmunk

Running Prairie Sedge (Carex siccata)

Canada Geese

Eastern Kingbird

American Robin

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Zoo llamas were being exercised

Miles Hearn

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