Col Sam Smith Park, November 1, 2017

6 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Botany Highlight: Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Species list: red-necked grebe, double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, American wigeon, greater scaup, long-tailed duck, ring-billed gull, northern flicker, blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, cedar waxwing, European starling, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (25 species)

heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

Mallard (male)

Long-tailed Duck (female)

American Wigeon (male)

Mute Swan



American Goldfinch

Miles Hearn

                                                                       FALL POETRY

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—

I walked abroad,

And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge

Like a red-faced farmer.

–T.E. Hulme (1883–1917)

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