Wilket Creek: February 9, 2018

-7 degrees and light snow at the start

Bird Highlight: Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Botany Highlight: Bur Oak

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Species list: red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin,  northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco.  (12 species)

Large-toothed Aspen (Populus grandidentata)

Dark-eyed Junco

Japanese Yew (Taxus cuspidata)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Northern Cardinal (male)

Miles Hearn

                                          WINTER POETRY

The sprawling Bear
Growled deep in the sky;
And Orion’s hair
Streamed sparkling by:
But the North sighed low,
“Snow, snow, more snow!”

–Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)


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