Seton Park, October 27, 2017

10 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start.

Bird Highlight: Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Botany Highlight: Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch. (13 species)

Carrion Flower (Smilax)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Mallards

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Zigzag Goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)

Miles Hearn

FALL POETRY

O sweet September rain!

I hear it fall upon the garden beds,

Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.

–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

 

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