Ashbridge’s Bay, November 22, 2017

0 degrees and overcast at the start
Bird Highlight: Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck (female) photo: Marlene Danicki

Botany Highlight: Tamarack

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, lesser scaup, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, black-capped chickadee, northern cardinal, American tree sparrow.  (14 species)

Bald-faced Hornet’s nest

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)

Northern Cardinal (female)

Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Tamarack (Larix laricina)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Miles Hearn

                                                         FALL POETRY

October is the treasurer of the year,

And all the months pay bounty to her store;

The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,

And fill her brimming coffers more and more.

–Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872–1906)

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