Sunnybrook Park, September 25, 2017

23 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: European Starling

European Starling (winter plumage)

Botany Highlight: Flat-topped Aster

Flat-topped Aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

Species list: mallard, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, least flycatcher, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, European starling, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (10 species)

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

Zig-zag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Bald-faced Hornet’s nest

Purple-stemmed Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)

Mallard (male)

Miles Hearn

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