Scarborough Bluffs, November 20, 2017

1 degree and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: leucistic Trumpeter Swan

leucistic Trumpeter Swan

Botany Highlight: Miscanthus

Miscanthus (Miscanthus sacchariflorus)

Species list: trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow.  (20 species)

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Black Walnuts (Juglans nigra)


Northern Cardinal

Mallard (female)

Trumpeter Swan

Ring-billed Gull

Miles Hearn

                                                      FALL POETRY

The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky.

–William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

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