Marie Curtis Park: March 30, 2018

5 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser (male)

Botany Highlight: Trembling Aspen

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Species list: great blue heron, black-crowned night heron, mute swan,  Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, red-tailed hawk, Cooper’s hawk, killdeer,  ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, European starling, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (24 species)

Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Common Burdock (Arctium minus)

Deer Scat

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Red-tailed Hawk


American Robin

Miles Hearn

                                               NATURE POETRY

“See us cuddle and hug,” say the Pleiades,
“All six in a ring: it keeps us warm:
We huddle together like birds in a storm:
It’s bitter weather tonight.”

– Robert Graves (1895–1985)

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