Lambton Woods: May 31, 2018

 

22 degrees and overcast at the start

Bird Highlight: KIlldeer

Killdeer

Killdeer

Botany Highlight: Philadelphia Fleabane

Philadlephia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, Canada goose, mallard, killdeer, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, belted kingfisher, northern flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, tree swallow, American crow, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing,  European starling, red-eyed vireo, warbling vireo, yellow warbler,  house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore Oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, rose-breasted grosbeak,  American goldfinch,  song sparrow.  (32 species)

Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)

Canada Geese

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Baltimore Oriole (male)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

Common Grackle

Yellow Flag (Iris pseudocorus)

Rock Pigeon

Wild Red Raspberry (Rubes strigosus)

Mallard (female)

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaea)

Mushroom

Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Forget-me-not (Myosotis)

Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)

False Spikenard (Maianthemum racemosum)

Dryad’s Saddle

Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)

Miles Hearn

NATURE POETRY

This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly.

– Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

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