Ashbridge’s Bay, November 9, 2017

4 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Ducks

Botany Highlight: Russian Olive

Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

Species list:  mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, American wigeon, redhead, ring-billed gull, black-capped chickadee, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (12 species)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

White Oak (Quercus alba)

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Candleflame Lichen

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua)

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)

Miles Hearn

                                                          FALL POETRY

Listen! the wind is rising,

and the air is wild with leaves,

We have had our summer evenings,

now for October eves!

– Humbert Wolfe (1885–1940)

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