Beechwood / Don Valley: May 15, 2018


17 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler (male)

Yellow Warbler Male)

Botany Highlight: Riverbank Grape

Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)

Species list: mallard, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, tree swallow, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, blue-gray gnatcatcher, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, American redstart,  red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, American goldfinch, white-crowned sparrow, song sparrow.  (24 species)

English Garden Snail

Robin on nest

Downy Woodpecker (male)

Tree Swallow

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)

Mallard (male)

Apple (Malus)

Downy Chess (Bromus tectorum)

Redbud (Cersis canadensis)

Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Miles Hearn

                                           NATURE POETRY

Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.

– Edna Frohock (1906–97)

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