Beechwood / Don Valley: April 11, 2018

3 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: American Robin

American Robin

Botany Highlight: Tree of Heaven

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, killdeer, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (15 species)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Hairy Woodpeckers

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Song Sparrow

European Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)

Mallards

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japoninca)

Black-capped Chickadee

Miles Hearn

                                              NATURE POETRY

LISTEN!

How fine to have a radio

and beautiful music playing

while I sit at rest in the evening.

How fine to hear through the music

the cries of wild geese on the river.

Wendell Berry (b. 1934)

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