Col Sam Smith Park: February 23, 2018

2 degrees and light rain at the start

Bird Highlight: Gadwall

Gadwall (male)

Botany Highlight: Red Pine

Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)

Species list: red-necked grebe, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, lesser scaup, greater scaup, common goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, house sparrow,  red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch.  (22 species)

Northern Cardinal (female)

Mallard (female)

Gulls

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Mute Swan

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Greater Scaup

Long-tailed Ducks

American Black Ducks

Miles Hearn

                                              WINTER POETRY

The cold earth slept below;
Above the cold sky shone.

– Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

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