3 degrees and cloudy at the start
Bird Highlight: 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)
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
European Pussy Willow (Salix caprea)
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japoninca)
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)