Lambton Woods: February 6, 2018

-9 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Botany Highlight: American Beech

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, common goldeneye, common merganser, herring gull, mourning dove, belted kingfisher, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, house finch, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco.  (20 species)

Mourning Dove

Woodpecker Damage on Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Common Merganser (male)

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Mallards

Miscanthus (Miscanthus sacchariflorus)

Canada Geese

Crown Gall on Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)

Miles Hearn

                                        WINTER POETRY

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farmhouse at the garden’s end.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82)

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