Marie Curtis Park: February 27, 2018

7 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser (female)

Botany Highlight: Shagbark Hickory

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common goldeneye, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, house finch, song sparrow.  (23 species)

Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Common Goldeneyes

Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

Mute Swan

American Black Duck

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

American Robin

Hairy Woodpecker

Miles Hearn

                                           WINTER POETRY

The frost performs
its secret ministry,
Unhelped by any wind.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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