16 degrees and sunny at the start
Bird Highlight: Wood Duck
Botany Highlight: Dryland Sedge
Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, eastern kingbird, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, veery, blue-gray gnatcatcher, European starling, blue-headed vireo, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, tennessee warbler, nashville warbler, northern parula warbler, yellow warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow. (41 species)
Apples, peaches, pears and plums
Tell me when your birthday comes.
An apple, a peach, a pear and a plum,
my back yard hosted four trees.
Pal Penny shimmied the apple
Hurricane Hazel rent the peach
Squirrels rushed the paltry pear.
I climbed the plum.
The bark had treads.
- Adele Koehnke