High Park: June 1, 2018


22 degrees and cloudy at the start

Bird Highlight: Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Geese

Canada Goose chick

Botany Highlight: Salsify

Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Species list: double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, wood duck, ring-billed gull, rock pigeon, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker,  eastern kingbird, great-crested flycatcher, eastern pewee, tree swallow, house wren, gray catbird, American robin, cedar waxwing, European starling, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo,  yellow warbler, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, common grackle, brown-headed cowbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, house finch, American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (32 species)

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Northern Cardinal (female)

Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

fallen Cherry blossoms

Celandine (Chelidonium majus)

Llama parade

Hobomok Skipper


Mute Swan

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculata)

Mallard (male)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis)

Hairy Woodpecker (female)

Wood Duck (male)

Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)

Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)


Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Miles Hearn


The flowers in the breeze are swaying, swaying,
The whole wide world is out a-Maying.

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– Genevieve Mary Irons (1855–1928)


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