Marie Curtis Park, November 29, 2107

5 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye (female)

Botany Highlight: Sweetbrier

Sweetbrier (Rosa rubiginosa)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (14 species)

American crows

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Phragmites (Phragmites australis)

Fall Cankerworms (moth stage)


Canada Geese

Mourning Dove

Hooded Merganser (male)

Miles Hearn


A touch of cold in the Autumn night
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded;
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children.

–T. E. Hulme (1883–1917)

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