Lambton Woods: April 18, 2018

3 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: American tree sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

Botany Highlight: Black Cherry

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)

Species list: Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, American tree sparrow, song sparrow.  (26 species)

American Robin

Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Canada Goose

Killdeer

Canada Goose tracks

Red-tailed Hawk

Skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Mallard and Black Duck

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Deer tracks

Hairy Woodpecker (male)

Miles Hearn

                                              NATURE POETRY

Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter’s own release.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

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