8 degrees, cloudy and very windy at the start.
Botany Highlight: Virgin’s Bower
Species list: hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, cedar waxwing, dark-eyed junco. (8 species)
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run.
–John Keats (1795–1821)