Lambton Woods: March 28, 2018

5 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Pileated Woodpecker

Botany Highlight: Skunk Cabbage

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Species list:  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, pileated woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, red-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow, song sparrow.  (23 species)

Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

American Robin

Canada Goose

Hairy Woodpecker (male)

Dark-eyed Junco (male)

Downy Woodpecker (female)

Chipmunk with Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Northern Cardinal (male)


Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) beginning to flower

Miles Hearn

                                          NATURE POETRY

Behold within the north a crimson light
That reaches to the heavens’ farthest height.

– Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

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