Scarborough Bluffs, November 25, 2017

 5 degrees and rain at the start
Bird Highlight: leucistic Trumpeter Swan

leucistic Trumpeter Swan

Botany Highlight: White Cedar

White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Species list: trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, European starling, northern cardinal.  (14 species)

Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Fall Cankerworm

Canada Goose

American Black Duck

Bufflehead (male)

Autumn Olive (Elaeangnus umbellata)

Miles Hearn

                                             FALL POETRY

A springful of larks in a rolling

Cloud and the roadside bushes brimming with whistling

Blackbirds and the sun of October

–Dylan Thomas (1914–53)

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