Scarborough Bluffs: February 8, 2018

-9 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Mute Swan

Mute Swans (with others)

Botany Highlight: Manitoba Maple

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)

Species list: mute swan, trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, greater black-backed gull, herring gull, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, house sparrow,  northern cardinal.  (15 species)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Trumpeter Swans (with others)

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)

Gulls

White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Miles Hearn

                                          WINTER POETRY

When all were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying.

–Robert Bridges (1844–1930)

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