High Park, October 3, 2017

15 degrees and sunny at the start.

Bird Highlight: Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Botany Highlight: Indian Grass

Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, northern shoveler, wood duck, lesser scaup, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker,  blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (25 species)

Heath Aster (Symphyotricum ericoides)

Mallard (male)

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

Wood Duck (female)

Field Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)

Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)

Miles Hearn

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