Botany Highlight: Common Milkweed
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)
O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)