Marie Curtis Park, November 21, 2017

7 degrees and sun / cloud mix  at the start

Bird Highlight: Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Botany Highlight: Reed Canary Grass

Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Species list: black-crowned night heron, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco.  (17 species)

Teasle (Dipsacus fullonum)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Riverbank Grape growing on Ash Tree

Red-tailed Hawk

Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

American Black Duck with Mallards

Red Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

Miles Hearn

                                                               FALL POETRY

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

–Robert Frost (1874–1963

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