Wilket Creek Park: April 9, 2018

0 degrees and sun / cloud mix at the start

Bird Highlight: Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Botany Highlight: American Beech

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch,  American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, red-winged blackbird, commonrackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Mourning Dove

Common Grackle

Dark-eyed Junco (male)

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

Black Squirrel

Christmas Fern

Mallard (male)

Mallard (female)

Miles Hearn

                                               NATURE POETRY

Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare.

– Emma Lazarus (1849–87)

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