Lambton Woods: March 8, 2018

-2 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Common Merganser

Common Mergansers (female)

Botany Highlight: Skunk Cabbage

Skunk-cabbage (Symclocarpus foetidus)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, common goldeneye, common merganser, herring gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American robin, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

American Black Duck and Mallard (male)

Canada Goose and Herring Gull

American Robin

Northern Cardinal (male)

Common Goldeneye (male)

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

Miles Hearn

                                 WINTER POETRY

Snow in the country—snow in the town,
Silently, silently sinking down;
Everywhere, everywhere fast-falling snow,
Dazzling the eyes with its crystalline glow!

– Jennie E. Haight, Canadian poet (1836-1916)

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