Marie Curtis Park, November 10, 2017

-9 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Botany Highlight: Large-leaved Aster

Large-leaved Aster ( Eurybia macrophylla)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, herring gull, ring-billed gull, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (15 species)

Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)

Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

Mountain Ash (Sorbus americana)

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

American Black Duck

Ring-billed Gulls

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Canada Geese

Miles Hearn

                                                                FALL POETRY

October’s face, benign and mellow,

Turns nuts to brown and leaves to yellow;

But (like the Scorpion, sting in tail)

He ends with frost and scourging hail.

– Jan Struther (1901–53)

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