Lambton Woods: April 27, 2018

9 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker

Botany Highlight: Lesser Celandine

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, herring gull, ring-billed gull, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, 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, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.  (26 species)

Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Hepatica acutiloba)

Double-crested Cormorant

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Canada Goose

Colsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Chipmunk

Mallard with broken feather

Song Sparrow

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Speckled Alser (Alnus incana)

Red-winged Blackbird (male)

Miles Hearn

                                              NATURE POETRY

Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?

– Dora R. Goodale (1866–1953)

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