Lambton Woods: April 24, 2018

11 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Botany Highlight: Virginia Waterleaf

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Species list: great blue heron, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, northern flicker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (25 species)

Northern Cardinal (male)

American Black Duck

Herring Gulls

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)

Mallard (female)

Mallard (male)

Downy Woodpecker (male)

Mourning Dove

Great Blue Heron

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Brown Creeper

Canada Goose

Squirrel with reddish tail

 

Miles Hearn

                                                   NATURE POETRY

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

– A. E. Housman (1859–1936)

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