Beechwood / Don Valley: May 24, 2018

20 degrees and sunny at the start

Bird Highlight: Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager (male)

Botany Highlight: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Species list:  ring-billed gull, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee, gray catbird, American robin, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo, tennessee warbler, yellow warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, bay-breasted warbler,  blackpoll warbler, common yellowthroat,  American redstart, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, scarlet tanager,  northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, American goldfinch, song sparrow.  (27 species)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)

False Spikenard Maianthemum racemosum)

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Starry False Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)

Raccoon

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Northern Cardinal (male)

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

  

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

PEACHES

 

Choose your peach.

Grab that peach.

Rub the fuzz.

Bite into peach.

Juice spurts out.

Give peach a lick.

Grab napkin–quick!

Make big grin

Swipe your chin.

 

Adele Koehnke

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