High Park: February 15, 2018

4 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: American Robin

American Robin

Botany Highlight: Austrian Pine

Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra)

Species list:  mallard, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, brown creeper, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, house sparrow,  northern cardinal, American tree sparrow, dark-eyed junco.  (16 species)

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum opulus)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Mallard (male)

Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)

Miles Hearn

                                          WINTER POETRY

Come when the rains
Have glazed the snow and clothes the trees with ice,
While the slant sun of February pours
Into the bowers a flood of light.

–William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

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