Beechwood / Don Valley: April 30, 2018

9 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe (Photo: John Burns)

Botany Highlight: Trout Lily

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Species list: mallard, belted kingfisher, downy woodpecker, eastern phoebe, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee, American robin, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, red-winged blackbird, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (13 species)

 

Staghorn Sumac (Rhus thyphina)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

May Apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Miles Hearn

                                      SPRING POETRY

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.

– proverb

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