High Park, September 22, 2017

23 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: American Black Duck

American Black Duck

Botany Highlight: Sky-blue Aster

Sky-blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Species list: mute swan, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull,  downy woodpecker,  blue jay,, white-breasted nuthatch, house sparrow, northern cardinal, white-throated sparrow. (13 species)

Pale-leaved Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus)

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) with Monarch butterfly

Maple-leaved Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Red-tailed Hawk

PHOTOS by LILLIAN NATALIZIO

Big Bluestem

Wood Duck (male)

Red-tailed Hawk

Monarch Butterfly

Miles Hearn

 

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